Some people choose to room with someone from high school, maybe a best friend or just someone that they know well enough, in an effort to ensure that they will like their roommates. Others room with random roommates, providing a situation to meet new people. Many debate whether or not to live with someone you know – I roomed with two girls I didn’t know and ended up meeting tons of people that way. No, we were not best friends, but we got along well enough to hang out and live together. I ended up learning a lot about myself and meeting other friends for a lifetime.
I personally believe that living with random roommates will help you to grow and develop as a college student. Living with high school friends can often restrict a student from meeting new people. Don’t get me wrong – I know plenty of people who joined the same fraternity with their high school friends for example, but getting to know new people is a part of the college experience!
Let me know if you have questions about the roommate situation 🙂
Until next time,