Hi, this is my first post. It took me a while, but I think it’s time.
I am a new sophomore at a household name BS. Before I came here, I was a top student at my local public high school. I never dreamed of attending a BS until a distant relative shared their experience about financial aid packages at these schools. I took the advice, applied to 3, and was fortunate enough to be accepted by 2.
My school is rigorous academically, but it was within expectation and I have been coping just fine. It is the social aspect that I find stifling. The main challenge is that I was put in a room with a classmate who comes from a major donor family. This roommate has acted entitled since day one, and is extremely messy and sloppy. For example, he does not shower after every lax practice session. Nor does he have any shame about smoking weed and having casual sex in certain corners around campus.
I honestly do not care what he does when he is not in our room, as long as he doesn’t get caught. His attitude has been pretty much “they can’t do much about me, because my family paid for xxxx facility.” Not his exact words, but the donation is talked about a lot.
Having said that, his sloppiness has really been bothering me. I complained to him a few times about cleaning the room but he totally ignored it. I then reported it to the dorm parent, but not much was done. Instead, he yelled at me for telling on him, and warned that I’d pay a price for this.
I then asked the dorm parent to move me to another room, but the request was flat out rejected - “If we were top accommodate your request, it would open a can of worms, as many other kids would want to have a change too.” While I understood the reason somewhat, I still believe that the rejection had to do with his family status.
I really don’t think I can stand this much longer. Do you guys have any advice on how to handle this? I am considering to transfer back home if this does not work out. However, I really love my school a lot, and would hate to quit it like this.
Alternatively, will other BS take mid-year transfers? I feel that I burned my relationship with other schools that accepted me, and wonder if I can get in others with an FA package in the middle of the year. I would hate to go to another school as a junior as college counseling would start right away.
Thanks for bearing with my long post. God bless.