There is no doubt that college is full of a lot of firsts for everyone. Whether it be your first time going away from your family or living with a complete stranger, the list is endless. Having a roommate in college is fun but also challenging. You and your roommate have different schedules, habits, and ways of doing things. It could be a big transition to live in your gigantic room at your house alone to moving into a tiny box to share with another person. It may take some time to be adjusted, but it truly is a great experience.
You and your roommate will hit it off at the start. You will be decorating your room together, helping each other put stuff on the walls, and just making good memories. It will create a bond that you have never imagined would happen and help each other with the start of a new time in your life. College can be scary at first but your roommate is going through the same thing, which is great to have each other to lean on. These five experiences will make you realize how legit your friendship is with your roommate because you will know each other inside and out. Take it from me who is still best friends with her freshman year random roommate!
Having Two Different Schedules
Every person in a group of friends has a different schedule, so you and your roommate are no different. My roommate from my freshman year of college loved to wake up at 8 a.m. every morning no matter how late she got home the night before and head to the gym. I was the complete opposite. As you adjust to living with each other and learning each other’s schedules, it will become easier to find a middle ground. After a few weeks, we were both more conscious of each other’s schedules and made an effort to be respectful toward each other!
Getting Ready To Go Out Together
Even though college might seem like hard work, there is also room to have fun like you’ve never experienced. Being social in college is one of the best perks it can give you because you get to meet all kinds of new people. The most fun you and your roomie will have together is getting ready for a night out. Whether it be a tailgate, date night, or frat party, you will have a blast picking out your outfits and doing each other’s makeup all while dancing to Britney Spears!
Keeping Each Other On Top Of Your Responsibilities
Living on your own has its positives and negatives. For starters, you will have freedom like never before because your parents aren’t there to tell you what time to come home. But, it also means you have to do your own laundry! I was pretty messy before I came to college because my mom would always clean my room for me, so it was great to have a roommate who was a neat freak and forced me to do our laundry together. It wasn’t as bad as you think because we had each other to do our chores with, which made everything more enjoyable. For instance, we would fold our laundry while jamming out to our favorite music! Keeping each other on top of responsibilities is the key to a good friendship and living situation.
Having roommate traditions is one of the best parts of having a roommate for the first time. You will do things you both love to do and be able to make your friendship even stronger. My roommate and I loved to go to this rundown diner in our college town that made the best bagels. Every Sunday, we made it a tradition to go there in our pajamas and reminisce on a fun night out we just had together! Not to mention pigging out as well.
Gaining A Friend For Life
There is no question that you will create a special bond with the person you share a room with in college. The girl who you thought would just be another person in your biology class might end up being your bestie for life. All the memories you will share will create a new kind of friendship you have never had in your life, which is both exciting and monumental! A college bestie who is also your person to keep you in check is the best way to start out an amazing four years.