Over my four years at South, I have been fortunate enough to have some pretty great girls to room with. At first, rooming with a person I didn't know was pretty...different. I had never had to share a room, bathroom, or anything with anyone, so it was an eye-opening and learning experience for me. Here's a few of my quick tips for learning to live with a new roomie:
- Learn what kind of person you live with. Is your roomie an early bird or a night owl? Do they cook all the time or eat out? Do they study a lot or just cram the night before? Figuring out these simple things can save you a lot of drama later on if something comes up.
- Communicate! I know that sounds super simple, but it's something that is so often forgotten. Keep the conversation open so if any problems were to arise, it won't be awkward to talk about.
- R-E-S-P-E-C-T. You will definitely be finding out what it means to you. If you respect your roomie (i.e. - their stuff, their food, their space, etc.), then, in return, they will be more inclined to respect you.
Also, if you are a future Jaguar and you don't have a roommate yet, be sure to check out the Jaguar Roommate Connection page on Facebook to meet other future Jags who don't yet have roomies!