Hey everyone! I'm going into college this fall for my first semester and I'm having trouble find a roommate that has similar values. Any advice for a newbie on this topic?

Views: 113

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

What are those values?

Does the college have a survey they ask of incoming residential freshmen?  What's on it?

First semester? Values? What? Are you moving into a residence or renting an apt? What values are you trying to match? Beyond whether you both smoke I don't see what matters

Moving into a residence and trying to find someone like you'd find on here. Honest, Hard-Working and Moral are the main values I'm trying to find. College provides a service on Facebook but it is more about lifestyle and neatness not what kind of person they are. I was just hoping to find someone I really mix with.

My university asked me a basic question or two (did I smoke, did I want to be on a co-ed res). I ended up on an all-male res (24 guys) and had a fellow frosh (first yr) who also didn't smoke as a roommate. We were very different and yet 22 yrs later are still friends.

It's a roommate not a wife. Don't overthink the moral stuff. People can claim they're all sorts yet are very different when you live with them. University is the chance to try new experiences, get out of your comfort zone.

Since you're looking for something that the college doesn't have on its intro survey, you'll have to do it yourself, and you can't do it with no information.  So you'll have to wait till you're there.

When you get there, if you don't like your roommate assignment, you and someone you do like can request a room together.  I'm not sure how long before that's practicable, but Residence Life will know. 

The first year is usually by chance. You'll just have to hope it works out. The following years are easier. If anything there are too many people who want to room with you the following years and you'll just have to break a few hearts. 

RSS

Latest Activity

Vendetta replied to Fabricante's discussion Engagement Questions
"You typically ask for permission before you give her the engagement ring. As it would be pointless to ask for permission for something you have already done. As for timing, I asked my now wife for her hand about 3 days after I asked my FIL for…"
38 minutes ago
Vendetta replied to David R.'s discussion Collar stays
"I don't think I have ever purchased a button down that didn't come with collar stays. And the nicest I go for dress clothing is Marshalls. "
49 minutes ago
Vendetta replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Autos with quality crafsmanship
"I have been very happy with the quality and durability of my Nissan. I have 150k miles on my Rogue and I have only paid about $1,000 in repairs on it in the 6+ years I have had it outside of regular maintenance (drive shaft U bracket broke @…"
52 minutes ago
David F. replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Autos with quality crafsmanship
"As long as it's not from an american car company I think you will do okay.   This is purely from project management training.  When we looked at continuous improvement, Asian companies where examples of how to do it correctly and see…"
1 hour ago
WannabeTactical replied to WannabeTactical's discussion Furthest Shot in the group Riflemen
"How'd the Philippines treat you? I only know one other dude who spent time there. I'm actually going to the E-5 promotion board in a week."
1 hour ago
Sean O' replied to David R.'s discussion Collar stays
"I mostly agree. But I have found that cheap shirts tend to fit me like a burlap sack while more expensive shirts tend to provide a more flattering fit and provide a better quality of fabric in general."
3 hours ago
David F. replied to David R.'s discussion Collar stays
"Collar stays to help keep the look of the shirt.  As to them being for expensive clothing.  Its just part of the structural requirements for some shirts. Personally I'm working on tightening my wardrobe down to a set of clothing that…"
3 hours ago
Sean O' replied to WannabeTactical's discussion Furthest Shot in the group Riflemen
"Yah, I am starting to get up there a bit. None of the "sir" stuff. I was an NCO. I was in Jalabad in 2004-2005. Most of my time was spent in SE Asia, with multiple tours in the Southern Philippines."
4 hours ago

© 2017   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service