Prior to Moving in Together
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?