One of the most important decisions you’ll make as you head to college is who to room with. It’s key to find someone that you’re compatible with, and luckily, there are a few questions you can ask potential roommates to help figure that out. By asking these questions, both of you can get a feel for what it would be like living together. So, before signing on the dotted line, be sure to ask your future roommate some of these questions!

WHY HAVING QUESTIONS TO ASK A COLLEGE ROOMMATE IS IMPORTANT

Asking questions is one of the best ways to get to know someone, and that’s especially true when it comes to choosing a college roommate. By asking potential roommates questions about themselves, their interests, and their expectations for living together, you can get a much better sense of whether or not you’ll be compatible.

Plus, by asking questions and getting to know your potential roommate a little bit better before move-in day, you can help avoid any awkwardness or surprises down the road.

After all, it’s always better to know what you’re getting into ahead of time!

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK A COLLEGE ROOMMATE?

1. What are your study habits like?

2. Do you like to party or go out often?

3. What are your sleep habits like?

4. Are you tidy or messy?

5. How do you feel about having visitors in the room/apartment?

6. Do you have any pets?

7. What are your hobbies and interests?

8. Do you have any dietary restrictions?

9. How do you feel about sharing food/items in the room/apartment?

10. What are your thoughts on splitting bills and other shared expenses?

11. Is there anything else you feel like I should know about you?

QUESTIONS TO ASK A NEW ROOMMATE WHEN LIVING IN THE DORM

1. How do you feel about visitors in the room/apartment?

2. What are your study habits like?

3. Do you have any pets?

4. What are your sleep habits like?

5. Are you tidy or messy?

6. Do you have any dietary restrictions?

7. What are your hobbies and interests?

8. What are your thoughts on splitting bills and other shared expenses?

9. Is there anything else you feel like I should know about you?

10. What are your thoughts on having a roommate?

11. How do you feel about sharing a room with someone?

12. What are your expectations for living with a roommate?

13. Do you have any suggestions for how to make living with a roommate work well?

4. What do you think are the most important things to consider when choosing a roommate?

15. Have you ever had a bad experience with a roommate? If so, what happened and what did you learn from it?

16. How do you handle conflict with others?

17. What do you like to do for fun?

18. What kind of music do you like?

19. What kind of movies/TV shows do you like to watch?

20. Do you have any siblings or close family members? If so, how often do you talk/see them?

21. What are your parents/guardians like?

22. What do you think is the best way to prepare for college?

23. Where did you go to school before coming here?

24. What kind of extracurricular activities were you involved in in high school?

25. Do you have any close friends who will be attending college with you?

26. Do you plan on joining any clubs or organizations on campus?

27. Have you ever been away from home for an extended period of time?

28. How do you feel about living in a dorm room?

29. What are your thoughts on sharing a dorm room with someone else?

30. What do you think are the most important things to consider when choosing a dorm roommate?

31. How do you think living in a dorm will be different from living at home?

32. What do you think are the benefits of living in a dorm?

33. What do you think are the challenges of living in a dorm?

34. What do you think are the best ways to make friends in college?

35. Do you have any advice for how to deal with homesickness?

36. What do you think is the best way to manage time and stress in college?

37. What do you think are the biggest differences between high school and college?

38. Do you have any tips for how to handle college exams?

39. What do you think is the best way to manage money in college?

40. What do you think is the best way to get involved on campus?

41. What do you think are the best ways to make the most of the college experience?

42. Do you have any advice for how to deal with homesickness?

44. What do you think are the biggest differences between high school and college?

45. Do you have any tips for how to handle college exams?

46. What do you think is the best way to manage money in college?

47. What do you think is the best way to get involved on campus?

48. What do you think are the best ways to make the most of the college experience?

49. Do you have any advice for how to choose the right college?

QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL ROOMMATE WHEN LIVING OFF-CAMPUS

1. How do you feel about visitors in the room/apartment?

2. What are your study habits like?

3. Do you have any pets?

4. What are your sleep habits like?

5. Are you tidy or messy?

6. Do you have any dietary restrictions?

7. What are your hobbies and interests?

8. What are your thoughts on splitting bills and other shared expenses?

9. Is there anything else you feel like I should know about you?

10. What are your thoughts on having a roommate?

11. How do you feel about sharing a room with someone?

12. What are your expectations for living with a roommate?

13. Do you have any suggestions for how to make living with a roommate work well?

14. What do you think are the most important things to consider when choosing a roommate?

15. Have you ever had a bad experience with a roommate? If so, what happened and what did you learn from it? 16. How do you handle conflict with others?

17. What do you like to do for fun?

18. What kind of music do you like?

19. What kind of movies/TV shows do you like to watch?

20. Do you have any siblings or close family members? If so, how often do you talk/see them?

21. What are your parents/guardians like?

22. What was your hometown like?

23. Where did you go to school before coming here?

24. What kind of extracurricular activities were you involved in in high school?

25. Do you have any close friends who will be attending college with you?

26. Do you plan on joining any clubs or organizations on campus?

27. Have you ever been away from home for an extended period of time?

28. How do you feel about living in an off-campus apartment/house?

29. What are your thoughts on sharing a place with someone else?

30. What doyou think are the most important things to consider when choosing a place to live? 31. How do you think living off-campus will be different from living in a

dorm?

32. What do you think are the benefits of living off-campus?

33. What do you think are the challenges of living off-campus?

34. Do you have any advice for how to find an apartment/house?

35. How do you think you will like living in the city/town where the school is located?

36. Have you ever had a bad experience with a landlord? If so, what happened and what did you learn from it?

37. What are your thoughts on roommates?

38. How do you think you will like living with a roommate?

39. What are your thoughts on sharing a room with someone else?

40. What are your expectations for living with a roommate?

41. Do you have any suggestions for how to make living with a roommate work well?

42. What are the most important things to you when choosing a roommate?

43. Have you ever had a bad experience with a roommate? If so, what happened and what did you learn from it?

44. How do you handle conflict with others?

45. What do you like to do for fun?

46. What kind of music do you like?

47. What kind of movies/TV shows do you like to watch?

48. Do you have any siblings or close family members? If so, how often do you talk/see them

49. What are your parents/guardians like

50. Where did you go to school before coming here?

Conclusion :questions to ask potential college roommates

Now that you know all the questions to ask your potential roommate, it’s time to start looking for an off-campus place to live. Keep in mind all the things that are important to you and make sure to find a place that meets all your needs. Once you find a place, reach out to your potential roommates and get to know them before making any decisions. Good luck!

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