To Random Roomie or Request One...

<p>So because I do not know anyone going to the school I am going to I was planning on doing a random roomate. The school's random rooming is based on a 9 question survey that is very very bare minimum. After joining the school's facebook group, a girl messaged me because we have some mutual friends. After talking for a while, we have a lot in common and would probably be good roomates. However, there's the very scary factor involving choosing your own roomate at the risk that you a) don't like them and screwed yourself over or b) theyre too similar to you and you end up fighting or being TOO close and it being an issue with making other friends. </p>

<p>I'm going to a Top 20 school and am a very social person who is very excited to party and have a good time, and I'm worried I'm going to end up with a very studious roomate that might feel uncomfortable and might make having friends in my room uncomfortable. On the flipside, random rooming is a good way to meet someone who may be different from myself but a wonderful person to meet.</p>

<p>What are your thoughts about random rooming or requesting one? Any anectodes or advice are very welcome and needed. I have to make my decision rather quickly in order to secure a good room.</p>

<p>I think the two potential risks you outlined are much smaller than the real risk of getting a totally incompatible random roommate... I'd choose, personally.</p>

<p>I'm kind of leaning towards that. I'm just so overly paranoid haha.</p>

<p>I've heard a lot more horror random roommate stories than good ones. A lot more.</p>

<p>You should choose definitely. I did random and I am basically your studious type description... and my roommate is completely the opposite. Although I don't feel uncomfortable, he really is a nuisance at times and has caused me many troubles.</p>

<p>I agree with the above posts. I think it helps that you have some friends in common as opposed to just having similar interests. If worst comes to worst, you can always request a new roommate sophomore year. Good Luck!!!</p>

<p>Thanks for the help guys!</p>

<p>I think choosing is good and you can lay the groundrules before getting to schoo re. other people in room expected weekday bed times etc. </p>

<p>Choosing from facebook is not the same as rooming with a preexisting firend which is hardly ever a great idea.</p>

<p>Make sure you talk to your potential roommate about if you like to play music outloud/watch tv/what sort of quiet hours/when you go to sleep/policies on overnight visitors. Choosing sounds like a good choice, but don't room with someone just because you both like similar things.</p>

<p>I rather choose my own roommate. I mean if there happens to be any regrets then at least you know that you had a choice.</p>

<p>I'm doing random. I want to see what random guy I get. There aren't really any people who I've been completely incompatible with, I can usually get along with anyone. So I'll just get a random roomate, hopefully we become great friends, if not, I'm sure we'll still be friends. If I get a horror roommate, then at least i will have a horror roommate story to tell. </p>

<p>I'd recommend going random. However, if the girl has asked you already, then you might want to go with that, instead of making her think your snubbing her. But if not, just go random, roll with whoever you get, and have fun.</p>

<p>I'd find one if I were you.
I don't have a roommate but nearly all of the people on my floor in my dorm have roommates that they found on facebook. I can't see anyone here with a different roommate and everyone seems happy with their choices. I don't know anyone (in my entire building even) who desired to change rooms/roommates.</p>

<p>If it seems that you and the girl have a lot in common, then I'd say go for it. I originally was going to room with my best friend, but she decided that she didn't want to live in the dorms so I ended up having a random roommate. I couldn't have asked for a better roommate! We have become such good friends and we're going to be roommates for our sophomore year!!</p>

<p>I chose and it was an amazing decision. There are other people on our floor (the honors one) that I would hate to have.</p>

<p>There are so many factors that go into it that it probably doesn't matter what you do. I have friends who found eachother on facebook and are happy to be roommates. I have friends who came with their friends from high school and are still friends and living with each other next year. I have friends who have random roommates are now best friends. I also have friends who knew each other from high school and one moved out after a semester. I have friends who hate their random roommate. On the whole though, I would say people tend to be content with their random roommates and are able to live with eachother for a year, and then move on. </p>

<p>Basically, what would make you have more regret: choosing a roommate and having it not work or being placed with a random person and having it not work?</p>

<p>And some background on my school, our questionaire for roommates is 3 questions. One is if you are kosher, one is a vague question about bed time, and i dont remember the last. If those three questions somehow helped people end up with really good friends I'm sure your 9 question survey could find a soul mate.</p>

<p>They asked me these questions:
1. Do you wake up before 8am?
2. Do you listen to music while studying?</p>

<p>I have a question kind of related to this,</p>

<p>I don't really drink (Hate the taste of beer, just not really into it that much) but my school is somewhat of a party school. I don't really know anyone that well, and I just requested for another nursing major, but nobody specific.
Do you think there will be problems if she is a partier? Not that I don't want to go out, I just don't get **** drunk. </p>

<p>What do you think?></p>

<p>I have done the random roommate and I have been lucky so far. Most people are pretty normal and respect you. Most of the time, the weird ones are not in the room anyway.</p>