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If you haven't already started your first year in college, you're likely anticipating the moment of meeting your new college roommate. What would they really be like? Will you have anything in common? It might sound harsh, but I'd wager that few people become instant best friends with their first-year college roommates. Schools do their best to match you by finding some common ground through surveys, but sometimes, the type of people you are on paper might not be as compatible once you're finally living together.
Either way, the only way to ensure a relatively smooth transition into roommatehood is to set some agreed-upon ground rules, and keep the lines of communication open if something you "established" doesn't work out. By having that conversation early, you can set expectations with each other about what you see your roommate situation looking like.
To help you start the conversation, here are 5 questions to ask your new college roommate:
Get these questions out of the way, and you'll lay a solid foundation for a great roommate relationship and potentially a lasting friendship!
What are some other less-obvious questions you'd ask your roommate?
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