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Our Best Advice for Life With College Roommates

Adjusting to life with a new roommate can be fun or really stressful. Learn how you can choose your roommate, get along, and more with all our top advice.

Living with roommates in college can be hard if you’ve never had to share a room with a sibling at home. In fact, living with roommates in college can be hard even if you do have siblings at home. Whether you get to choose your roommate or not, life with someone new will come with challenges. Who cleans what? When is a reasonable time for lights out? How often are friends allowed over? There are a lot of things to think about, including whether you want to have a roommate in college at all. Start with our article about the Pros and Cons of Living With Roommates vs. Living Alone to ensure living with someone in college is the right choice for you. Then arm yourself with the knowledge below to find the right person, learn how to communicate effectively, and adjust to college life together. 

Picking your roommate

Adjusting to dorm life together

Getting along and communicating

Adapting to specific living scenarios

Roommates are just one of many new experiences and challenges you’ll have to face in college. Be prepared for everything with all Our Best Advice collections!

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