Expand your horizons. Don’t pick your friend from back home as your roommate. Use this as a chance to expand your circle of friends.
Allow some fun time. Adjusting to the academic rigor of college can be tough. Be sure to also schedule some time to experience college life, whether it’s watching a football game, joining a campus club, or exploring the new city where you live.
Embrace the differences. Living with a roommate can be a trying experience for many new college students. You can make it easier on yourself by learning to appreciate the differences between you and your new roomie.