Homeless in Hanselman
Published: Friday, March 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, March 1, 2013 14:03
I am freshman currently living in Hanselman. I have had a really great year with my roommate and figured that we would just live together next year. Since we got back from break I have noticed a growing distance with her. She keeps blowing me off for our regular Tuesday night cookie date at Cool Beans. She recently started “going out” and that was something that she never did last semester. She even sexiled me on a Tuesday night! She is changing so quickly and I don’t know who to room with. I want this all to work out between us but I feel like she doesn’t want to room with me. All my other friends are set on their roommates and I don’t know who to ask... hence I am asking you. What do I do?
Homeless in Hanselman
Dear Homeless in Hanselman,
Let me reassure you that you are not alone. No matter the class year, finding a roommate or three of them can be a challenge. Follow these easy steps and your mind will be at ease.
1. Communicate with your current roommate. It sounds like you need to sit down and chat about both of your plans for next year. By having “the talk” you will know for sure if you are living with her or if you need to find someone else. If she says no, look to the following steps…
2. Start asking around. While you may think everyone has a roommate odds are they don’t. Speaking as a former freshman and former first year RA, I guarantee there will be some type of drama between people on your hall between now and housing selection. Get your name out there and make it known to every other freshman you know that you are a free agent.
3. Mix and Mingle. Residence Life and Housing every year host a meet and greet for people looking for a roommate. Many people are scared to admit that they don’t have a roommate and are hesitant to go. However, you should GO!!! You are not alone and who knows you might find your BFFL.
4. Look in ResLife. Besides the Mix and Mingle, there is usually a bulletin board in Residence Life and Housing Office. On the board are lists of people looking for a roommate. Check your email for when this list is compiled.
5. Wing it. If you follow all these steps and don’t have a roommate it is not the end of the world. Go in without a roommate and you have a chance of getting a single until they find someone.
Just remember, not having a roommate is not the end of the world. I along with countless other Holy Crossers have been in your position and it has all worked out for the better. Even if you get placed with a crazy, look on the bright side you will have great stories to tell your kids one day and this will provide you with some great character building.