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Strangers Among Us One of the scariest things about coming to college is the thought of living with strangers Any first-year whos beginning to think that her roommate is a rube and who misses friends from home is far from unique Learning to get along with a new roommate is often the first big hurdle of college life Freshman rooming situations can be a nightmare My oldest friends spent my summer before college telling me horror stories about their first year roommates One had a roomie who got fall-down drunk every Thursday-Sunday night while the Louisiana boy who shared a bunk bed with my ex-boyfriend made frequent ceremonial bedroom offerings to a legendary bayou voodoo queen I realized that my roommates and I would probably have many differences too My goal was survival Getting great freshman roommates is much more a matter of luck than the result of a colleges sophisticated match-up process While the entering freshman has no control of her lottery-like roommate pairing you do have the power to create successful roommate relationships Here are some tips Dont be disappointed if you and your roommates are not going to be best friends Casual mutually respectful relationships can provide you with a satisfying secure home base as you navigate the foreign waters of college life Let these relationships develop naturally without expecting that you and your roommates will always be doing things together Establish house rules As soon as possible get together over a meal to create a plan for peaceful responsible coexistence Now is the time to let everyone know things like your sleeping habits are you a morning or a night person preferences on study environment quiet noisy group your noise tolerance capacity Green Day cranked to maximum volume will melt your skin your feelings about people borrowing your things without asking no one EVER uses your toothbrush and whether youre a slob or a neat freak is a
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