Go in with an open mind
I can’t stress this enough! Attitude is absolutely everything. It’s so easy to go creep with Facebook or whatever other forms of social media on your future roomie. It’s really important not to let anything you find to lead you to forming a negative opinion on your roommate before you even meet her.
Actually stay in your dorm
I’m talking about the weekends. Even if you live 20 minutes from campus you don’t want to be known as that girl who always goes home. By leaving your dorm every weekend you miss out on crucial bonding time with your new friends. The weekends are arguably the most enjoyable part of college, and missing out on that time will not help your college experience.
STORAGE STORAGE STORAGE
You have a lot of stuff. It’s super important to have a place for everything. Storage containers and drawer organizers help out so much by keeping all your things where they belong. Find a system of storage that works well with the size and type of your dorm room.
Only bring the things you need
Simple as that. Dorm rooms are small and your style probably won’t drastically change the moment you arrive on campus, so only bring the clothes you know you’ll wear. Same goes for jewelry, shoes, everything basically. Only bring the things you know you will use and need.
Yeah, it’s awkward being the timid freshman knocking on the doors of your new floor mates during welcome week. But trust me, it’s worth it. These people are going to be your neighbors for the next 8 months and getting to know them is key!
As always, good luck! There are always people around to help you with the transition adjusting to life in a dorm room. If you’re having trouble with anything, I’d recommend having a conversation with your RA 🙂