Prior to college, most people had the luxury of having their own private space. Whether it was their own room, a private bathroom, or even a car, it's pretty safe to say that most people had some fashion of personal space. On the other hand, for those of you my age who had to share a bunk with a sibling, I really do apologize. But back to the topic of private space, welcome to college dorms where private space is limited. Now don't get me wrong, my experience living on campus was nothing but exciting and fun but nevertheless it is a big adjustment if you're not used to it. After my experiences in the dorms here at South, I like the fact that freshmen generally live on campus their first year.
I am currently in my fourth semester here at South and now living right across from campus in an apartment complex called the Grove. Upon arrival last year I stayed in the freshmen only dorm Epsilon 1. The building had just been completely remodeled a few months prior so the conditions were great. After meeting my roommate I knew the semester would be a smooth one in terms of living conditions. My roommate was a dude from Mississippi who was really laid back and fortunately organized. I'm not the most organized college student but I am very clean so fortunately we saved what could have been a disaster. Our schedules synced together pretty well so nobody was really at an inconvenience even when I'd have to wake up at 5:30 am to head to ROTC personal training. Everything was going smooth that first semester in the dorms.
Fast forward to spring semester. Everything is still fine we just started to see less and less of each other. Whenever I'd be coming in my roommate would be heading out and vice versa. That really wasn't a problem for me because I'm comfortable in both a group setting as well as being alone too. However if I were to change one thing it would just be seeing more of each other to become better friends. Everybody always says "The best roommate is a gone roommate." But I think that is false because I assure you some of your life long friends will be the ones you meet in college and it can all start with that first roommate. Don't miss out!