As we start to work our way into the summer, Vox will be posting prefrosh previews. This series of posts (we hope) will be a helpful guide to starting your Georgetown experience as a freshman.
First off, Vox would like to extend a congratulations to all the members of the class of 2016 coming to Georgetown next fall.
Even though you don’t head to campus for a few more months, it’s already time for you to pick roommates. Our roommate matching service, CHARMS opens this morning. This guide is to help you figure out who you’ll be boarding with for the next year. In the comments, feel free to share your own roommate experiences and, freshmen, feel free to ask your own questions.
Be honest. I hope you told the complete truth on your CHARMS surveys. No matter what happens, you’ll be stuck with someone, so don’t feel the need to bend your preferences because you think it’ll make finding a roommate harder. If you go to bed every night at 9:30 listening to the Lion King soundtrack—not only will you find someone that’s okay with that—someone has three Lion King pillows and prefers to start the CD on “Hakuna Matata” instead of “Circle of Life.” You’re in a bigger place now.
Say too much rather than too little. Use the comments box and messaging feature liberally to explain your life habits. This will draw potential roommates to your page. Once you get out all those weird quirks on day one, there won’t be much more to hide!