As the school year comes to an end, college is in the front of every senior’s mind. They await move-in day to their dream college and anticipate who their roommate(s) is going to be. Some wish to know who they are going to room with before and try and get to know who they are going to live with for the next year of their lives.
What sources can be used in order to help with the roommate search? Checking out a college’s Facebook page helps upcoming freshmen get connected and reach out to those attending the same university. Facebook is a great way to get connected and get to know people that will be attending the same school even if they aren’t roommate potential.
Roomsurf, a website that allows future college students to fill out a survey and match others that are compatible with you, helps connect to a future roommate. This is very similar to the questionnaire that would be filled out if you decide to go into the process completely random.
The internet is a great way to get started on finding a roommate, but meeting people in person is a sure way to determine compatibility.
“I met my roommate at a scholarship day for BGSU,” stated senior Jenna Gallello. “It was nice to see how she acted around me in person because people can be a very different behind a computer screen.”
This is an opportunity to be selfish. Look for characteristics in a person that will go well with you, someone that has similar interests, and sleeping and study habits. Don’t be afraid to be honest about your feelings and what you want. Gallello also pointed out that patience is a virtue when looking for a roommate. Sometimes things won’t work out and there is a slim chance that the first person you talk to will end up being your roommate. Get to know others, and figure out what you like and don’t like when talking to different people. Finding that “perfect” roommate is an exciting process thanks to the use of technology.