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7 Questions to Ask Your Roomi Before Move-in Day

Moving with some one  can be summed up in THREE WORDS

EXCITEMENT.. NEW EXPERIENCE.. CAN'T WAIT..!!

You’ll definitely get your workout in for the day by carrying all of your awesome new dorm décor from your car to YOUR "NEW HOME" AWAY FROM HOME..!! 

You’ll also be bombarded with all kinds of information, and, in the span of only a few hours, meet tons of new people—one of whom will be your roomi..!! 

Get prepared for living with your new roomi by getting answers to some of these basic questions before stepping foot on campus or in the dorm.

1. WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING FOR THE ROOM..??

This is one of the most important questions to ask your roomi before you move in.You wouldn’t want to arrive on moving day to find out you and your roomi are now the achieved prince of similar things..!! Keep in mind that space will also be limited per roomi, even if there’s no official rule limiting the number of items per room.
 
 

2. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING IN TERMS OF DORM DECOR??

Make sure to talk to your roomi before you hit the stores to find all kinds of awesome dorm decor to fill your room with. Find out if she was planning on or interested in coordinating colors or patterns. It’s also smart to discuss whether one of you has anything large or bulky you’re planning on bringing that could take up a lot of space, like a large poster or an extra chair or futon.
 
 

3. DID YOU DO ANY ACTIVITIES OR CLUBS IN HIGH SCHOOL.??

Discussing past activities and interests will help you and your roomi figure out if you have any common interests that could translate to college and then for further. You were both debaters? Awesome—you just found someone to go check out your college’s team with! It’s also an easy, no-pressure question that can help you two break the ice and get to know each other better.

4. ARE ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS GOING HERE..??

Meeting people through your roomi is a great way to start broadening your social circle in college and near-by area , especially early on in the year. Find out if he/she knows anyone he/she could introduce you to, and be willing to do the same if you know others at your college or in your circle . Asking a question like this is also an easy way to find out whether or not your roomi plans to use the room often for socializing, and then you can discuss any potential issues or problems that might crop up as a result.
 

5. HOW DO YOU PICTURE "US" USING THIS ROOM..??

It’s always a good idea to set boundaries to make sure both of you get to enjoy your dorm the way you hoped to. 
  • Most roomies do a mix of hanging out, studying, and sleeping in their dorm rooms. 
  • Work together with your roomies to figure out if there are times when one or both of you would prefer to keep the room as a study space, as well as how comfortable you are with the room being a spot for a group to gather or relax in. 
  • You also might want to bring up topics like how often and how late you’re comfortable having friends in the room, as well as what you plan to do if a guy wants to stay the night. Bringing this subject up early on can help you avoid potentially messy situations down the road. 
  • Make sure you also discuss whether or not you’re comfortable letting the other person use your stuff, and how you’ll handle the situation if something goes missing or gets broken.
 

6. KNOW ANY COOL CAMPUS TRADITIONS OR SECRETS?

Instant roomi bonding alert!! Find out if your roomi is as excited as you are to partake in some crazy freshman orientation tradition, rub or touch the lucky object on campus, go try some other cool tradition, or check out a hot spot near the school. It’s an easy way to continue getting to know your roomi, especially in the first few days when the two of you won’t know many other people on campus yet. Having something fun planned also gives you something to look forward to and can ease some of the pre-move-in or pre-college jitters!

7. SHOULD WE PUT ANY OF THIS IN WRITING AFTER ARRIVING..?? 

If you’ve found a lot of points where you disagree, especially about important things like visitors in the roomi, overnight guests, cleanliness, or sleeping habits, it might be a good idea to write out a roomi contract. Some schools even require students to complete one, so make sure to check in with an RA once you’ve arrived to discuss contracts if your dorm requires one.

SO DON'T SHY AWAY FROM THESE QUESTIONS AND CLEAR AT THEM THE FIRST PLACE..!! AND I PROMISE YOU.. YOU WILL HAVE A STRONG BOND WITH YOUR ROOMMATE "SOON"..!!