Prior to Moving in Together

Guys in hall

After selecting your roommate you still have a few months to continue to get to know each other. If it’s possible try to arrange to meet in person over the summer. Many potential roommates try to attend the same Orientation session. It is a great way to spend time together, as well as even stay in the same room during Orientation as a trial run. If you happen to live relatively close to each other, you may plan to meet up for lunch. 

The more personal interactions you have before move-in day, the more comfortable you will be with one another. If you can’t meet up in person, continue to touch base over the phone, Skype or FaceTime. 

As you get closer to August and you start to shop and pack for college, it is a great idea to compare notes and plan together. Here are some important topics to discuss prior to moving in: 

  • What are you bringing for the room – TV, computer, microwave, any big items? (refer to the What to Bring list)
  • What types of room decorations are you planning to bring? 
  • Is anyone coming with to help you move in? 
  • What time will you arrive?