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How to Choose the Perfect Roommate

THE PERFECT ROOMMATE DORM LIFE: HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST ROOMMATE 7'0" 7'0" 6'6" 6'6" 6'0" 6'0" 5'6" 5'6" 5'0" 5'0" 4'6" 4'6" 4'0" 4'0" 3'6" 3'6" 3'0" PICK ME 3'0" 1« IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD ROOMMATE: YOUR ROOMMATE IS AN IMPORTANT INFLUENCE On... WE'RE OUT OF FRESHMAN YEAR GPA TOILET PAPER, PUNK. DECISION TO GO GREEK CONFLICT WITH ROOMMATES HAS CONSISTENTLY RANKED AMONG THE TOP FIVE REASONS STUDENTS DROP OUT OF COLLEGE. PROBLEMS WITH ROOMMATES IS oNE OF THE BIGGEST STRESSORS in COLLEGE. 1 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME ROOMMATES: THINGS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING A ROOMMATE: BOOK :: 1. STUDY HABITS Does your potential roommate like to study in his or her room? Does it need to be silent? 2. VISITORS If friends want to stay in your dorm, will that be ok? 3. SLEEPING HABITS Early bird or a night owl? 4. Common INTERESTS Do you have anything in common? GENERAL TIPS: ingy0 CREEP A LITTLE BIT CONTACT TНEM.. about who is bringing what. You don't need two kegerators. LOWER EXPECTATIONS Check their Twitter. Google them. Learn something about them. Your roommate will not likely be your BFF. Aim for a civil relationship. MAKE A CONTRACT CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES LAST BUT NOT LEAST How often do you plan on cleaning the room, who does it when, what the room's quiet hours will be, how you two will handle visitors, how many, how often, and can they stay overnight. If you're cool with sharing things any other possible point of conflict. Don't eat their food. Just don't. Some things are worth confrontation; not flushing the toilet, illegal drugs, and hoarding. Some things are not. If you don't like their music, put headphones in. Ignore the stray sock on the floor. Share the pot of coffee. 1« BEST WAY TO MATCH ROOMMATES ► 1« IS STILL UNDETERMINED: ►> COLLEGES CARE MORE ABOUT THE DESIRES OF TODAY'S FRESHMAN ROOMMATES THAN THEY DID A GENERATION AGO: SCHOOLS OFFER OPTIONS SUCH AS: SUBSTANCE-FREE HOUSING FOR RECOVERING ADDICTS, GAY-FRIENDLY DORMS, THEMED HOUSING ACCORDING TO ACADEMIC MAJORS. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO ROOMMATE MATCHING: DATING WEBSITE: ROCHESTER'S INSTITUTE OF TECH.- FRESHMEN USE A PROGRAM SIMILAR TO onLInE DATING SITES. GRINNELL COLLEGE AND AMHERST COLLEGE- 1ST YEAR ROOMMATES ARE HAND-MATCHED. no OLD FRIENDS. HAMILTON COLLEGE AND WAKE FOREST U.- FRIENDS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ROom TOGETHER. A BLIND DATE: AT STANFORD, NOT ONLY CAN YOU NOT CHOOSE A ROOMMATE, THE ROOMMATE'S IDENTITY Isn'T EVEN DIVULGED UNTIL movE-IN DAY. PRESENTED BY: SOURCES: CHEAPESTCOLLEGES.ORG DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING

How to Choose the Perfect Roommate

shared by NowSourcing on Feb 28
Starting college is a major life event and just when you thought you didn't have enough going on, you also need to deal with finding your first roommate. This infographic will help you choose wisely.


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