Almost as soon as I was accepted into the program, I started wondering (and worrying) about roommates. I am pretty easy to live with – I’m super clean, I’m generally quiet, and I’m friendly. My issue is that it is hard to find someone as considerate as me to live with!
I joined the Accepted Summer Alumni facebook group and also the May 26th Arrival Date facebook group to try to find someone who is similar to me and also wants the same location and room size!
The majority of the people you’ll find in the College Program are looking for the most roommates and the cheapest living option. Well…I’m the exact opposite. I lived in a 3 bedroom in Chatham with 5 other girls. And the struggle was real when it came to doing my laundry (down two flights and in another building) and just generally sharing the space with strangers! It’s hard! There was never any room in the refrigerator and definitely none in the freezer! And if you know me – I don’t like confrontation. So when I was put in with some extremely loud, opinionated girls from the East Coast, I knew it was going to be rough going for me.
Because I will only be doing this program for 3 months, I want to have a pleasant living situation! I saw a lot of people posting roommate surveys on these facebook groups so I jumped in!
Name: Caroline Collins
Relationship Status: In a relationship
Birthday/Age: Feb 18th, 23!
Current Location: Boulder, CO
School: University of Colrado at Boulder
Major: History and Secondary Education
Are you allergic/allergies to anything? Nope.
Do you have any siblings? Older sister and younger brother
Are you applying for WDW or DL? WDW
Flying or Driving: Flying
Your Role?: Merch!
What program are you applying for? Summer Alumni
Do you want to live in Wellness or Non-Wellness? Non-wellness
How many people do you want to live with? 1-2 bedroom, 1-3 people
Which housing complex would you like to live in? Definitely The Commons! I need the washer/dryer!
Alumni? Of course! 🙂
Do you party? How often? Almost never. I was too tired to party much on my last program!
Do you smoke? No
Do you drink? I like getting fancy drinks on girls night out.
Can you cook? Not well.
Are you a night person or morning person? Definitely morning! I go to bed early! (like 11pm haha)
Do you snore? Nope
What does your bedroom normally look like? Spotless, extremely clean. I need everything put away and in its place!
Do you like it when your room is hot or cold? Cold.
Would you rather go out or stay in? Depends on if I’m working that day.
What do you like to do on your days off/the weekend? I love going to the parks, hanging out DTD,going to the water parks! I also love deep cleaning on my days off and doing laundry!
Do you work out a lot? No
Three words that describe you: energetic, clean, happy
One bad quality? I need things super clean always and I have a super strict sleeping schedule or I get really grumpy.
Are you outgoing or quiet? Only quiet until I’m comfortable with people.
Do you like hanging out with people or keeping to yourself? Both depending on mood.
What would you want in a roommate? Someone who loves going to the parks as much as me, who is clean and is considerate of sharing space and things, someone who is generally quiet at night.
What are your biggest pet peeves/dislikes? Messiness, dirty dishes, being loud at night.
How do you feel about sharing? I am willing to share, just ask first!
Do you like having people over a lot? As long as it isn’t late at night, I’m fine!
Favorite thing to do: Parkhop!
Favorite Music: Taylor Swift and Katy Perry
Favorite TV Shows: HIMYM, Game of Thrones, SVU, Marry Me, Mindy Project, Fresh Off The Boat, Outlander
Favorite Movies: Romantic Comedy, Action
Favorite Food: Desserts
Favorite Candy: Chewy Spree (Red, Orange, and Purple)
Favorite Drink: Shirley Temple!
Favorite Color: Sparkly blue
Favorite Character: Evil Queen/Old Hag
Favorite Movie: Tangled
Favorite Disney Channel Show: Girl Meets World ❤
Favorite Park: Epcot and Animal Kingdom
Favorite Ride: Everest!
So clearly I was looking for someone quiet, clean, and considerate! I probably said it enough to sound like really crazy. Haha
As I started searching for roommates, every time I saw a girl post “Looking for a nonjudgmental, fun roommate!!!” all I could think was “….hard pass.” I do not want to live with someone who is up all night, scream talking with someone or having a ton of parties all the time. I want them to be at home, cleaning!
I know, I’m crazy – but a girl can dream!
I talked with several girls who I thought could be a match. Almost zero people want to live in the Commons and definitely no one wanted to live in a single bedroom!
I finally found one girl from the Summer program who was interested in the Commons. I talked to her a little bit and she seemed nice. She was waiting to see if her two friends were also accepted to figure out rooming.
I also found a girl in the Arrivals group that I was super interested in living with. She seems really nice, quiet, and clean! We talked a lot for the past two months and I was really looking forward to living with her!
But then…(to be continued)
Bonding with other alumni is like:
Working the pin board at DAK.
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