Content Marketing Manager at Okta, Inc.
San Francisco Bay Area
Hi Kellen! Finding a great roommate makes a huge difference. A lot of universities provide resources to students so that they can connect with people similar to them before the semester starts. I suggest reaching out to the admissions office and see if they have any resources like this. I found my freshman year roommate by joining our class' Facebook group. There might be something similar on social media where you can start to connect with incoming students. I'd ask questions like: what does your schedule look like? Are you a night owl or early bird? What do you like to do for fun? How important is tidy-ness to you? This will allow you to avoid any major roommate issues that could come up. Best of luck!
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Reach out to the admissions department to see if they have a virtual group to connect with other students in your class.
- Find social media group for your incoming class.
- Ask the hard questions that will determine if someone would be a good fit for you.