8 Ways To Bond With Your New Roommates
Start writing a post
Student Life

8 Ways To Bond With Your College Roommates That Will Make You Forever Friends

Roommates can be the key to a good year and also your first chance at making friends on campus. Use these tips to get closer with yours.

292
8 Ways To Bond With Your College Roommates That Will Make You Forever Friends

Living with random strangers can be tough and scary when it comes down to it. You all of a sudden have to live with someone you've never met and are expected to get along.

Even if you know your roommates, it can be a tough time at the start of the year. You will all be under new pressures so here are some ways that you all can bond and learn more about each other.

Have a Painting Party

Throw on a Bob Ross tutorial or just make up your own ideas. When you're done, throw them up on the wall so you all can display your work.

Make a Craft

Make friendship bracelets or anything that sounds fun but crafting is always a good time.

Have a Movie Night

Whether it is a bunch of rom-coms, sappy movies, or a series of movies (I recommend "Twilight"), it will be fun to know what they like to watch and even making fun of the plots. Crying together is also a good bonding moment.

Go on an Adventure

As freshman,my roommates and I went to go to a sunflower patch and got lost on the way there. We had a photo shoot and it is one of my finest memories from freshman year. We also took adventures to go get food and that was always a fun time wondering around at night going to go get cookies.

Grab Coffee

Coffee dates are always a good way to get to know each other because you actually get a chance to talk and get to know each other on a more personal level.

Decorate Together

Set aside some time to decorate your new room together. It will be a fun time to learn about each others style.

Have a Pizza Party

Buy a few pizzas and breadsticks and let the magic happen. Pizza always brings people together.

Go Shopping Together

I don't just mean to the mall. Going to the store together will save gas and will also give you all some quality time together. It sounds funny but it works.

Report this Content
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

39006
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

114393
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments