Making the Best of Dormitory Life
1. Dormitory Living Offers Unique Life Experience
Dormitory life can be exciting. It requires a balancing act of social etiquette, academic readiness, and the will to succeed in a small box shared with another space. From September to May campus co-eds form a learning community. They may not identify it as such and that is what separates those who study with a purpose from those who may end up on academic probation.
2. Bonding and Boundaries
Unless you’re able to hand pick your roomie you will be living with a stranger. This isn’t the time to show your baby face the pouty one that works, with your family. Here you are an adult and conduct becoming is warranted as much as possible. Respect for your roommate should get you the same in return. Honest communication about room and bathroom cleanliness need to happen very close to your parents pulling out of the parking lot. Asking each other a list of questions regarding sleep and study habit helpful even if, it sounds lame.
3. Handling Blow Outs
You used her flat irons last and now they won’t heat. She uses your stuff all the time without asking, you don’t see the big deal. These things happen when we live in tight spaces where little room to vent. Talking these things through together once you’ve both cooled off can be helpful. Your space should really be kept as positive all those books need good air to circulate your thought process.
4. Education Comes in Many Forms
College roommates often become lifelong friends. Who you are at nineteen will not be who you are at thirty or even fifty. College roomies remain friends through their graduations, weddings, births and deaths. Lifelong lessons are sometimes learned in the smallest of places including college and university dormitory rooms.