So you've just received your room assignment for the upcoming fall...what do you do next? Don't always judge a book by its cover The absolute first thing you will do once you receive your housing assignment will be to immediately check out your roommate. Delve into their lives through any sort of social media, Google searches, anything you can find. Just because you've seen everything the internet has to offer about your new friend does not mean you know who they are by any means. So, in midst of all your Facebook creeping remember to keep an open mind and don't let their profile formulate an opinion about the person prior to even meeting them. Find their contact information Absolutely do not hesitate to contact your new roommate, you may be nervous at first but it's a must. Of course it will always start out extremely awkward with basic questions like "so what did you do for fun in high school?" "Did you play any sports?" and a
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