Three roommates. Triple the fun, or triple the trouble?
When I first found out I was in a triple room my first thought was that we were going to be squished into a room together. As an Intelligence Studies major I was apprehensive at the thought of having two roommates with wildly different majors than my own. Also, I have never shared a room before, so I knew moving in this was going to be a different atmosphere than I was used to.
As we were moving in we made the slightly awkward introductions, and set about trying to figure out where all the clothes, boxes and totes that we had brought were going to fit. I was surprised by how big the rooms were, and that we could all fit very comfortably inside without feeling like we were on top of each other.
Coming into Mercyhurst I already had a few high school friends that were also attending, but I loved the fact that being in a triple allowed me to meet two new people right off the bat.
Over the past two weeks we have been learning more and more about each other and how to live together effectively. It turns out both of my roommates are great people and our personalities are not too different despite the differences in major. However they are night owls and I am a morning person, so we had to make compromises about our sleep schedules.
I quickly learned that the key to successfully living together is communication. Talking with my roommates about issues like shower schedules and having people in the room has really helped us set boundaries and has prevented needless arguments and drama.
At the end of the day, I have more than one roommate, but I am glad that I know that if I ever need anything, or just want to go grab lunch with someone, I have not one, but two people that I can call on when I need them.