Once you Arrive
Smile and have fun. Once move-in day arrives, it's important to have a positive
attitude and focus on enjoying the day. People who smile and are friendly are
much more approachable than those who appear irritated. Even if you encounter some bumps while moving in, try to smile your way through the day. This
simple step should help ease any nerves or tension between you and your
roommate on the big day.
Set up your room together. Discuss the best
placement for furniture. Work
together to hang
posters, pictures and other decorations. Helping
each other while creating a comfortable living space will help break the ice
and make for a fun move-in day.
Explore the campus together. Your new roommate is in
the same boat as you. Both of you are just starting college and everything is
new! Invite your roommate to walk around the residence hall with you to meet new people. Grab something to
eat at the Union. Check out the Welcome Week activities happening on
campus. Check in with your RA about what
is happening that week. Experiencing
things together that first week will help to enhance your roommate relationship
and create great college memories.