Questions to ask your college roommate

It’s that time of the year where seniors are getting their housing arrangements next year at universities across the country. Being forced to share a room with someone you probably don’t know can be tricky, but here are some questions to ask to help get to know your future best friend.

1. What’s your sleep schedule?

If you’re a morning or night person, it can be important to sync up your schedule so you aren’t keeping your morning-person roommate up all hours of the night.

2. What are you majoring in?

It’s a good way to bond with your roommate if you take all of the same classes. You can do homework together and sit by each other in class, so even if you’re dead set on majoring in business, take a few international relations courses  to get to know your roommate better.

3. What kind of lotion do you use?

You’ll want to get to know what their skin smells like.

4. What clubs do you want to join together?

Again- spending as much possible time with your future best friend, the better.

5.  Do you have night terrors?

If so, what can I do to help? If not, how can I make you have them so I can help you overcome them? Bonding.

6. What’s your favorite animal?

It might help if you can purchase that animal for them. Some dorms have strict policies on animals, so think of a way to get around it.

7. Do you have any grandparents?

You’ll want to get to know their family.

8. What type of decor were you thinking for the room?

Sometimes, you and roommate might have conflicting styles. Try to negotiate a good mix of solids and patterns, pinks and blues. Shopping for your dorm room can be a good way to get to know your roommate.

9. Do you have any oddities about your eating habits?

For example, do you need someone to chew your food for you? Ask if they have any allergies, you wouldn’t want to slather peanut butter on your walls if they’re allergic.

Good luck next year, seniors!