Rest assured, you’ll have one thing in common with your roommate; They are just as nervous about sharing a room! National statistics indicate that most first-year students have never had to share a bedroom!
But you can relax. With halls designated specifically for first-year students, you’ll meet people who are experiencing the same anxieties and concerns as you are—encouraging friendly and comfortable interaction.
Life with roommates can provide some of the most rewarding times you’ll have at college. Many people develop lifelong relationships that begin as roommates. With a little effort, you can create a roommate experience that you will remember fondly for years to come.
And remember that housing application you completed? Our Community Living staff reads each and every one and matches students based on their responses. They’ll take into consideration habits and patterns that tend to cause conflicts in roommate situations, like room cleanliness and bed times, and try to pair you with someone who has similar lifestyle preferences. Or, you can request a specific roommate if you’ve met or know another incoming freshman and you both request to live with one another.
Over the summer, you will receive an e-mail informing you of your room assignment and roommate. We encourage you to contact your roommate over the summer to begin the process of getting to know each other.
But don’t feel compelled to become best friends for life with your roommate. There is nothing wrong with just being good roommates. You will find that you will have a more positive roommate experience when they get to know other people in your hall.
After your first year at Florida Southern College, you’ll be able to select your own room and choose your roommate(s) via a housing selection process that occurs every spring.