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Should I Request a Roommate

Whatever the reason may be, requesting a specific roommate comes with a set of pros and cons. Ultimately it is up to you to decide if a specific student is the right roommate for you.

  • Pros:
    • Someone you know
    • Someone you've connected with before moving to campus
    • May have interests, habits, or goals in common
  • Cons:
    • Someone you know... or think you know... college changes people
    • Limiting yourself socially, not meeting new people
    • Interests, habits, or goals may change

Overall, requesting a roommate can be an empowering experience and you are encouraged to find the right fit for you. This can make the transition into university life a bit more stress-free. What you should keep in mind when going through this process is why this specific roommate or roommates are the right choice for you.