Well i've decided to attend BU next year, and another kid from my school asked if i wanted to room with him. At first it seemed like a good idea because i like him, and i thought it would be good to have a roommate you know and like. But lately i've been thinking over the advice that collge is a fresh start, and rooming with someone you know takes away from that. I no longer think i want to room with my friend. the problem is that i already told him i would. I can easily take the request off my housing application, but i dont know how to tell my friend about changing my mind after seeming so excited by the idea at first. I'm debating just taking the request off my application without telling him, then acting surprised when we dont get put together. What should i do?