Some thoughts about roommates for the class of 2015

<p>Okay this isn't a college admissions question but rather a discussion about roommates. Are all of you getting along with your roommates? Do you think you'll dorm with them next year? How did you wind up with them? Are they weird, nice, mean etc? As for me, my roommate and I have this weird relationship. We almost never talk and when we do its about school. I tried to talk to him and have a regular chat but its really nothing. I highly doubt that we will be rooming together next year. Anyone have the same problem? What do you sagest the class of 2016 and beyond do in relation to this?</p>

<p>My roommate and I have an easy time living with each other but we don't talk much because we don't have very many common interests. She wanted to room with me over Thanksgiving break (but I wasn't staying on campus then), so we may end up rooming again next year.</p>

<p>I live in a triple right now and living in a room that's meant to be a triple so I got very lucky. I dont have any conflicts with my room mates, the room is big enough for us to have our own space and what not. One of them became my friends and the other was a sophomore so he had his thing going on. Overall we get along great, the only problem I have with both of them is that they are really messy and because of that, the room tends to smell bad. The worst part is my space is in the middle, good thing I have an air freshener. :)
Im also transferring after next semester but we were thinking of renting a house with some other friends because our RA is really strict.</p>

<p>I live in a suite style dorm. I share my room with one other person and we share our bathroom with two other girls.</p>

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Are all of you getting along with your roommates?

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I get along extremely well with my roommate. We never have fights. (We've never had a fight.) We're considerate of each other.

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Do you think you'll dorm with them next year?

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No. I think I'll be dorming with one of my best friends that I have made while here in college. It's definitely nothing against my roommate, but we're not close or anything so I don't think either of us is attached. Probably the best scenario. We get along well, but neither of us really care that we won't be living together next year.

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How did you wind up with them?

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Random. Ironically, my suitemates are from my rival high school. It was all random though.

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Are they weird, nice, mean etc?

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Mostly nice and very confident in herself. We don't chat that much, but it's not really a problem. We each have our own thing.</p>

<p>My roommate has become a good friend of mine since meeting her at the beginning of the semester. She's quirky and fun to be around in a group of friends, and she puts up with my mess... but she is typically very very annoying to live with. She eats all of my food without asking, she's absurdly loud in the worst ways, and she generally has no filter. I've talked to her about this and the behavior continues. She wants to room with me in an apartment next school year, but I don't know how to convince her not to room with me again because I don't want it to have an awkward effect on our friendship and current living arrangement. Any advice on the matter is welcome. Anyway, I'm glad you all seem to be getting along pretty well with your roommates. Hopefully that'll be the case for me next year.</p>

<p>I'm in a forced triple that will return to a double next semester. One was random and one was a guy who I chatted with a bit online and matched. I highly recommend that, at minimum, you introduce yourself to a lot of people on your school's incoming freshman facebook page and find someone who at least seems like a decent match. So many people have had huge roommate problems this year and that's just not something you want to deal with.</p>

<p>You might get stuck with a roommate who's constantly sexiling you with little to no warning, an international student who doesn't speak English and is up all night, or someone with severe mental issues. Or, you might get matched with someone who gets you in trouble because of illegal substances and such. Your roommate could be a narcissist who tried to fight you because you don't agree that he's been ordained by God to be the next Plato/Aristotle and explain the meaning of life. Or, you roommate could hate people of your race or sexual orientation. These are all real cases I have personal knowledge about.</p>

<p>Just down my hall, I know of a kid who had to move into a hotel room because one of his roommates tried to fight him because he was paranoid that the guy was trying to steal his girlfriend. Another group has had a terribly difficult semester because one of their roommates has a disorder and constantly pleasures himself (even when his roommates are in the room!) and everyone and his or her mother has walked in on him.</p>

<p>I live in a suite-style dorm and get along with my roommate and suitemates; however, I have a much easier time talking to my suitemates than my roommate. Maybe it's because they're both generally quiet like I am, whereas my roommate can be pretty loud and boisterous. We all chose random when we applied for housing. Since we're all transfer students, we're all thinking of getting an apartment next year. One of them is planning on living in an apartment with her boyfriend. The rest of us don't know who we want to room with yet if we want to live in an apartment.</p>

<p>I live in an apartment with three roommates. I don't really like two of them, the other is my best friend. We've signed to live in a smaller apartment (my best friend and I) with my other best friend next year, and I think that will be way better. I didn't meet any of my roommates in the dorms though, I met them all through my best friend. We signed extremely early last year, and while I don't regret it, I am not surprised that it worked out this way (us not liking our other roommates).</p>

<p>When I lived in the dorms, I had two roommates. One was crazy and mean, so I moved midyear to another dorm with a different roommate. She was quiet and we never spoke, I think she thought I was a crazy mess and wanted nothing to do with me, haha. I'll never have a random roommate again (or share a room again), not my ideal situation personally.</p>

<p>I live in a double with a girl I met on Facebook. So far we're getting along just fine. We have pretty much most of our friends in common, but we have different friends that we're super close to. So we have our own time alone. We both rushed the same sorority, and while we won't be living in the same room next year, we will be in the same house.</p>

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Are all of you getting along with your roommates?

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Yes, my roommate and I get along great! We haven't had any fights/disagreements about anything yet.</p>

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Do you think you'll dorm with them next year?

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I don't know if I will or not. We haven't talked about that. I'd be fine with it though.</p>

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How did you wind up with them?

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Through the roommate survey questionnaire that my school makes everyone do the summer before freshman year, and they match people up through that.</p>

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Are they weird, nice, mean etc?

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Very nice, extremely quiet/shy around most people, kind of a neat freak but it's fine with me because I like my things organized too and wouldn't be able to live with a complete slob and messy room (stuff all over the floor, etc.) but for her, everything has to be perfectly organized. We probably have one of the most organized and clean dorm rooms you'll find.</p>

<p>My two roommates and I talked since April after we were accepted and requested each other for a triple, which is two rooms instead of one. We are actually all pretty different, now that I think about it, but we get along as well as three people can and talk to each other about pretty much everything. We all like to go out and have fun, and I've never felt judged unfairly. One of my roommates is a go-getter who is amazingly time efficient and kind of boy crazy. My other roommate is a talented musician and athlete who is playful but also acts as a mom/mentor sometimes. Of course there are little things I get annoyed with sometimes, and we tease each other, but in general dorm life with my roommates has been a dream. Our whole floor is really close.
After all that we're all living separately next year, but there was no tension in our decisions. It just feels right. Even though I'd consider them two of my closest friends at school, we all have other people that we'd be even more compatible living together, so everything just kind of fell in place for housing. I'd suggest to people living in dorms in the future to make an effort to be friends with your roommate(s), but if you are not compatible, then I guess spend more time with other friends. Not really insightful advice since I've had great luck with my roommates, but good luck!</p>

<p>i love my roommate! we never fight, we share everything, we finish each others' sentences sometimes. </p>

<p>i love my floor too. we all get along very well and hang out all the time. </p>

<p>my biggest piece of advice is be TOTALLY AND BRUTALLY HONEST in filling out your roommate request form. seriously. also be honest and open when you and your roommate work on your roommate contract. if your school doesn't require one of those, have one of those boundary setting talks so you know if they're cool with overnight visitors, sharing food, people over while they're sleeping, what to do if you want to bring someone over for horizontal tango, etc... these things are hard to talk about but it's sooo important that you do.</p>

<p>I love my roommate. I'm really glad we were assigned randomly to one another. Who ever thought that 6 questions could match you with someone who is so much like you? Seriously, sometimes I think we are the same person. Its scary, but awesome. I'll definitely at least share a suite with her next year (we've already got our 6 people figured out) though I might not ROOM with her (I think I might be in one of the singles). She is a little bit messier than me, which is my only complaint. Other than that, we are pretty happy and kind of perfect in a zany way. Roomie Love! <3</p>

<p>I live in a triple that's not a forced triple. I've been getting along with my roommates very well; we haven't had any fights or any disagreements in general. I did random, so that's how I ended up with them. I don't know if we'll end up rooming together next year; we haven't discussed it and although I get along with my roommates, I'm not close to them and I don't know if it would be accurate to call them friends. I think they may have plans to room with other people.</p>

<p>My roommates are pretty nice. I talk to one of them more than I do the other; it's not because I like her more, it's because the other one is almost never in the room, so I don't see her as much. I don't see it necessarily as a bad thing that my relationship with my roommates is more like friendly acquaintances than actual friends. As someone who's a bit introverted, I think it would be tiring for me to constantly be around someone who always wants to socialize. </p>

<p>I think that current high school seniors should just be aware that they might not be best friends with their roommates, and that's okay. Just getting along is good enough.</p>

<p>I also live in a triple, and I got lucky because the triples in our building are incredibly spacious, and we have two rooms (one with the beds/closets and the other with the desks and open space). I requested one of the roommates that I have, and the other was paired with us. I actually get along well with both my roommates. One is a big computer gamer and usually keeps to himself, but he's very nice and we have good conversations from time to time. Otherwise, when we're both in the room, he's usually doing his thing, and I'm doing mine. </p>

<p>I'm also reasonably good friends with my other roommate and I actually talk to him more, because he's generally a talkative guy and we're both huge sports buffs. However, he's one of the more polarizing guys on our floor. He's very talkative and he's not nearly as cultured as most other students are, so he has kind of alienated other people and there are even a few people who can't stand him. A lot of the guys will get together and have interesting political or social debates and he often holds extreme views, so it usually doesn't go over well. It's not really a big deal, though, and I get along with him fine.</p>

<p>I'm not going to room with them next year, because they're both going abroad to do different things (one's studying, another's going for religious reasons) and I'm closer to two other guys on my floor, so I'll probably room with them. But I actually wouldn't mind rooming with my current roommates next year, although it will probably be nice to room with some of my closer friends.</p>

<p>As advice, I would say that, if you feel that you and your roommate are strikingly different and you can't be best friends with him/her, then that's fine, but always try to get along and hold up your end. On one hand, your roommate might spend every waking hour in the room; on the other, he or she might only be in the room to sleep or get something. Just make sure you get along and try to resolve your differences, because I've heard stories of people at my school who have already gone through 5 or 6 roommates.</p>

<p>my roommate does her own thing, and I do mine. Case closed.</p>

<p>My roommate and I co-exist. I feel like she doesn't like me because I've heard about her telling some of our hallmates that she doesn't agree with the amount of partying I do and whatnot (like it's her business...) We're definitely not rooming together next year...</p>

<p>I have two roommates. I will refer them as 1 and 2. My uni gave out the e-mail addresses of our roommates like 2 months before school started. 1 sent the first e-mail and through a series of e-mails I developed the conception that he was a chill guy that I would get to know well and hopefully befriend. Through e-mails and FB he seemed normal. 2 only responded to a few e-mails and he seemed pretty disinterested and judging from his FB, I had the assumption that he was kind of nerdy. So we all added each other on FB and eventually MOVE IN DAY. I could go on and on about every detail, but my conceptions of them before having actually met them were kind of off. 1 never ever makes conversation towards either me or 2 unless it's necessary. I mean he's a nice guy and all, but he keeps to himself and doesn't really share interests with either of us. 2 is the socially awkward penguin on the floor that just says the wrong thing 90% of the time lol. But don't get me wrong, they are terrific roommates. It's just on a friendship level that we are kind of iffy. I will definitely not be rooming either of them next year. I'm looking into other living options, not because of them, but because the dorms are really ****ty at my uni.</p>