My friend and I are going to Miami University of Ohio together next year as Freshman.
He wants to room together and I think it would be fun, but a lot of people have warned me not to room with a high school friend.
I found stuff like this:
"Choosing a high school roommate may not be a wise decision. College life can affect high school friends in many different ways. A high school friend may turn into a roommate that develops an affinity for late night socializing, poor eating habits and dorm room sloppiness. These changes will be fine for some; however, many high school friendships have gone the way of the wooly mammoth. Also, you go to college for change, to rise to a new level, and to experience a new different lifestyle. If you live with a high school friend, it may hinder your ability to do this."
"Don’t room with a high school friend in college!
Why? Almost every freshman considers rooming with someone from high school in college. And at first, that can sound like a good idea. Instead of getting stuck with a stranger—someone who may stash his or her dirty socks in your pillowcase or steal your favorite CD the second you want to listen to it—you could share all your college memories with a friend from home.
But don’t do it.
College is a time to grow, not to stay in your comfort zone. An old-time friend might have a hard time letting you grow up. And, friend or not, he or she will still be your roommate with the same urge to borrow your favorite CD as a random roommate would have. In fact, a roommate you knew in high school might actually feel more entitled to borrow your stuff without asking."
Has anyone had experience of have and suggestions to what I should do? Miami does not make students take a survey to find a roommate so I am afraid I might end up with someone I hate. Going with my friend may be the safe bet.