The most important person you will meet at Calvin College (or college in general) will most likely be your roommate. Maybe your initial roommate wasn’t/isn’t exactly who you dreamed of, or maybe they are all that and more. Some people have one roommate for the entirety of their college experience, while others cycle through a new roommate every year. Regardless, the person you share your room and life with is guaranteed to be a person who deeply impacts your college experience.
The roommate dynamic is a unique experience filled with growth. For many people, this is the first time they’ve lived with someone who isn’t their family. Sometimes it doesn’t work out as well the first time. Don’t worry if that's the case, since there will be three more years to figure it out.
Whether you’ve been roommates for forever or this is your first time living together, you may go through all five of these stages at some point. Each day I will be posting a new stage of roomie-ship that you’re bound to go through at some point in college. Shout out to my awesome roomie, Grace Mary Bolt. This one’s for you.