It is that time of year, many are preparing for choosing roommates for next school year (excluding graduating seniors). Some are probably on top of their game when it comes to choosing their roommates for next year; there are some that are still lost and confused. Even worse, the fear of getting placed with someone they do not know or someone they prefer not to be placed with. If you are still looking for a roommate, there are a few things to consider while searching for a roommate.
One of the first questions to ask yourself is who is your closest friend(s)? If you can put a list of some of your friends (of the same gender, of course) that you are close to and have a great and healthy friendship with. Once you find out who these people are, start to consider who you will have more patience with. Patience is the key to this whole decision making because there might be a few things that each of your friends have with their personality that might not mesh well with yours. First, we need to come to understanding that whoever is your roommate, you will have possible disagreements and get irritated with each other from time to time. The question will be who you think you can work best with when those problems arise. For example: If that person is known to not be organized in their room and you like things neat, it is probably best to not pick them as your roommate if you have an extreme low patience with those kind of conflicts.
The next step now is to talk to the person and see if they do not have a plan yet for housing situations. If they do not, then you can plan discussing of the possibility of being roommates for next year. If the first person you talk to already has a set plan for next year, move on to the next individual on your list that you have considered. Try to have a list of at least five people; you will most likely find that future roommate when it is said and done.
It is very important that you try really hard in finding a roommate that will best fit you. Residence life is a very important part of your experience here at Toccoa Falls College and it is great to have a roommate that you can build your friendship and help encourage each other spiritually as well with pushing each other grow closer to God. Your roommates here could potentially be some of the best friends you will ever have in your entire life.