If you don’t know who you will room with at Calvin, not to worry! The residence life staff puts a lot of care in to matching you with your ideal roommate based off the information you provide on your housing application. Meet some Calvin roommates who have made it through the awkward stage already...
Andrew and John—2nd Huizenga
ANDREW | Undecided major | Zeeland, Mich.
JOHN | History and Psychology | Northbrook, Ill.
Andrew and John are first-year students this year and love their floor. They’ve really struck a great balance between being great roommates and having their own circle of friends.
Andrew: We found each other on Facebook and messaged about what we would bring and basic facts about each other. I contributed most of the stuff because I had brothers who lived in the dorms before, so I got a lot of stuff from them.
Andrew brought the couch, TV, art, and PlayStation and Wii U. John brought the fridge, printer and Xboxes.
WHAT THEY WERE WORRIED ABOUT
John: I knew his interests, but I didn’t know his personality, so I was hoping that we would get along.
John: As soon as we met up, I realized that we were going to get along very well.
John: We spent a couple of nights just hanging out in our room and getting to know each other. We would usually be up late at night just talking, and I guess that was some good bonding time, looking back at it now.
Andrew: We spent a lot of time at the beginning doing meals together, especially with our floor. We play video games together. Black Ops is their favorite.
ADVICE TO NEW STUDENTS
John: Calvin does a fantastic job putting roommate pairs together. If you don’t know your roommate going into it, don’t worry, because Calvin’s staff is very meticulous and very serious about making your dorm experience great.
Andrew: If you find a movie you can both quote, you will be better off. (Their favorite movie to quote? Hot Rod.)
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Hannah and Kiley—3rd Rooks
HANNAH | Film production | Monument, Colo.
KILEY | Secondary English education | Zeeland, Mich.