In this blog post, I wanted to dive into a topic that can be a recurring problem (for civilian students). For upperclassman, every spring semester, your name is piled into a lottery system where your overall lottery rank is determined from your class level and academic standing. From that lottery number, you pick your room for the following fall semester.
This past Spring semester, I opted to have a single room. I enjoyed my independence, private space and the coziness of a single room. While it was an extremely nice add-on to my Spring semester, it proved to be a costly addition to my spring bill (+$750). Towards the end of the spring semester, when it became closer to selecting rooming options for the year ahead, my friend Nicole and I made the decision to room together. After rooming with Nicole for a semester, it has been an incredible experience! It is truly a great opportunity to room with a good friend, especially someone like Nicole! While I am sure you may have heard the saying, "Never room with your best friend- you'll get sick of them!" I think it really depends on the person. Nicole and I don't share the same major, and we don't see each other a ton during the day, but we are always able to share our good/bad memories with each other at the end of the day! (Pictured below, Nicole and I!)
In addition, if you ever have roommate problems or questions regarding the housing lottery, reach out to your RA! There are two RA's per floor, and both of them can be a major asset to your residence life experience at Norwich University!