Campus Life

Getting to Know Your Roommate

Living in the same room (or small group of rooms) with someone (or with others) whom you've never met can be exciting or challenging. Many of you current or about-to-be first-year college students are about to find this to be true.

Obviously, the process of getting to know your roommate (singular, for the purposes of our discussion here) is completely different than when I went to college in the Sixties. I didn't even know my roommate's name prior to arriving on campus. Our process of getting to know one another consisted of a somewhat awkward sessions of Qs & As across the first week of classes. After that, the process expanded from our small, drab, cinder-block-walled room into the adjoining rooms to meet new people there.

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