hi my friend and are coming to nyu in the fall of 2014!!! we’ve gone to the same high school for all four years and i was wondering if there was maybe a chance we’d be roomed together? or should we request to room together? or is it just a no?? haha thank you so much
q: sadly, you won’t be able to room with your friend—roommates your first year are assigned for you, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to lead entirely separate lives! if you two are interested in the same residence halls, you can denote similar rankings on your housing application, and if exploration floors are also something you’re willing to pursue—and i encourage you to do so!—you can apply for the same ones to potentially be placed on the same floor.
also remember that, regardless of how close you two do or don’t live to each other, you can still see each other regularly! you can explore new york or check out various campus events and extracurriculars together, and plus, there are a lot of inter-residence hall events and groups that you can check out, like the FYRE olympics and IRHC.
the most important thing to keep in mind though is that yeah, you’re going to have a great friend with you and a sort of anchor of familiarity coming into a seriously new environment, but you also need to go out on your own and make new friends and explore new things, you know? be independent, and don’t be afraid to come into yourself. i’m not saying to ditch your friend by any means, but don’t tether yourself and your every experience to them, either. find that golden mean, and be sure to give yourself some room to grow!