Isabelle, I have been waiting for someone to ask this question and I am so excited that you did. Having a roommate can be the absolute BEST or the absolute WORST experience of college, but it is one of the most important experiences that a person has. A roommate (dorm mate) can be your best friend, a study buddy, someone to talk to when you are down, and an all around great person...or they can be the opposite. I had a not so great roommate my first year of college and I am so grateful for it as it forced me to go out, explore, and make friends. Having a roommate is a pivotal college experience that will teach you a lot about yourself, what you like, what you don't like, and everything in between. Embrace the uncertainty of living with a random person as this uncertainty is frankly life. You're never really going to know what's around the corner in life, what matters most is to embrace this uncertainty with confidence, flexibility, and a positive attitude which will equip you with the necessary skills to artfully manage life as an adult.