Moving into college and living with a new roommate, or someone you don’t know can be awkward and a little uncomfortable at first. For me personally, I had built a connection and friendship with my roommate before us moving in. We met via Zoom during some classes that we had together and we were put in a group to do a project. We instantly became good friends but didn’t meet until moving. We love coming up with bonding activities for both of us. It is a fun way to spend time together and also relieve the stress that we may have during the week with classes. It’s honestly been so fun and I consider myself so lucky to have such an amazing roommate who has become one of my best friends. I can honestly say I have found the Rachel to my Monica and I hope that you do too. By bonding with your new roommate, you could end up gaining a new best friend. Here are some bonding activities suggestions that you can try with your roommate!
- Movie Nights/ Netflix
Get in your comfy clothes or PJs, grab some snacks and have a movie night or watch a show on Netflix together. This is a simple bonding activity but is also very fun! My roommate and I are avid Friends and Gilmore Girls watchers, so we always have it on. On Valentine’s day, we had a To All the Boys I Loved Before Marathon and watched the new one.
- Face Masks
This is a great one so you can get some self-care while also bonding.
If you want to get crafty get some canvases and some paint and have a little painting session and play some music or watch TV in the background.
- Coffee Dates
This is another simple one, go grab coffee together somewhere on campus and have a little coffee date. If you don’t drink coffee you could always go to another dining area on campus.
- Go to the Gym
Going to the gym with your roommate is a great bonding experience. Not only do you gain a workout buddy, but you will also have someone to keep you accountable and someone to stay healthy with.