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freshman rooming

bridgezonbridgezon Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
edited April 2013 in College Life
Would like a few more opinions, please. My son has a friend from high school who will also be starting as a freshman at his college. He is debating between requesting a single or a double, leaning towards a double, and thinks that if he requests a double he wants to be with his friend. Everyone who I've asked says that this is a really bad idea - they need to branch out, they'll have 4 friends if they each have a roommate, etc. I totally agree. What do you think?

The other family wants them to be roommates and I'm also afraid that if my son requests a double, not with this kid, they may be offended.

I also kind of think a single could be good - then you can sleep and study when you want, but I can also see why he'd want a roommate.
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Replies to: freshman rooming

  • Horsey7959Horsey7959 Registered User Posts: 387 Member
    Ultimately, the decision should be about what's best for him. It's nice to think of the other family, but I think if you're open and honest with them, they'll understand. I'd think it would be best to be in a double with a new roommate. Being in a single can be isolating, from what I've heard.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 62,948 Senior Member
    Have your son and his friend evaluated how compatible they will be as roommates?

    If the school's dorms have a roommate questionnaire, perhaps each of them can fill it in separately, then compare answers to see how compatible as roommates they are likely to be.
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