Friday, August 31, 2012
How to find a Decent College Roommate
In the real world you end up with roommates that can be slobs, eat all your food, or have late night booty calls with their significant other in your dorm room. Yikes!
In an article at USA Today, studies show that one of the top five reasons for leaving college is "roommate conflict."
So how do you find a decent roommate?
Well, apparently that's not an easy question to answer. But here's how some colleges select your roommates if you choose to live in the dorms:
Speed roommate search - think speed dating, but rather than a lifelong commitment, you're looking for someone to spend the next couple of semesters with.
College directed selection - some colleges assign roommates based on your major or profiles submitted to the director of housing (this sounds like match.com has become matchroommates.com).
Suprise! - the college doesn't tell you who your roommate is until the day you get to campus--that way you can't look them up on FaceBook and find out what a horror show they may or may not be.
So do you have any tips for find a decent roommate?