The word alone could send anyone into distress.
"Who am I going to live with in college? What if I don't know them? What if we don't get along?"
Well there is no need to fret! If you're anything like myself after I decided attend South, my next biggest question was "Who am I going to live with?!"
I am from the Birmingham area so it's a pretty long drive to get to Mobile. Moving 4 hours away from home is a big deal in itself, but living without your parents or with living with someone you don't know can make or break your college experience.
Like I said earlier, don't fret! On Facebook South Alabama has a page that you can join called "Jaguar Roommate Connection". This page allows you to post a short bio about yourself and also allows you to read other students post to find a room mate you would like to live with.
Back when I was a freshman (I know that sounds like I'm really old, but I'm not) we didn't have that Facebook page. Only a few people from my school decided to attend South and I knew that I didn't want to room with any of them, so my only option was a random roommate.
|We just recently celebrated Candace and I's 21st birthday!|
My freshman year I was paired with a random roommate without having filled out a compatibility form and I can honestly say it was the best thing to happen, and I totally lucked out!
My roommate Candace was from Montgomery and was in the same boat I was. No one from her school came to South except her boyfriend, Michael. And after we met for the first time we instantly became best friends.
We shared all the same interests, we had the same hobbies, we enjoyed doing the same things, and we even wore the same size clothes (including shoes, which is awesome!)
My freshman year I also met to of my other best friends Jacqueline and Rose. Together Candace, Jacqueline, Rose and I were inseparable.
|Jag tran rides are fun...sometimes|
My sophomore year Candace got an apartment and I lived on campus again but my roommate was Rose.
Living with Rose was just as much fun as living with Candace! Once again we enjoyed the same hobbies, we had the same group of best friends, and we were able to share clothes (which is every girl's dream when finding a roommate right?)
|Three peas in a pod.. or something like that|
And now that brings me to where I am now. Junior Year. This year I got an apartment with Candace and Rose, (although Jacqueline isn't living with us, she is still our best friend of course!). But with that being said, I love living with Candace and Rose. We all get along so well together!
Sometimes living with other people can be difficult, but the key to having a healthy roommate relationship
I'm so grateful that my best friends are my roommates. We go on vacations with each others families, we go on vacations together, and we have each others backs no matter what the circumstance.
For my senior year I plan on living with Candace and Rose again.
Roommates are a huge part of your college experience so choose wisely!