Originally Posted by thisisje
I am just worried about my situation right now.
I am the only one from my school that is going to Mac this fall and I need an advice if I should get a single or double room.
I heard that it's difficult to get a single room and that you need a 95 average to successfully get one.
I just want to know (to all those who had double room) how was your first year res life at Mac? Specially if you are paired up with someone you don't even know and that you'll live for the whole first year.
First of all a 95 average GUARANTEES that you will get a single room. You don't need a 95 to successfully get one though. However, as you said the chances of getting one are pretty low partly because upper years who apply for residence often get these rooms.
But definitely as the above poster said, the experiences people have with their roommates vary significantly. Some get along, some don't...and it's not always something you can change. I lived in a double in first year, and my roommate and I got along but never ended up being close friends or anything. As long as you at least respect each other, you shouldn't get into major conflicts.
Remember that residence isn't the only place to meet people; you can meet people during Welcome Week, class, and by joining different clubs too! I always hear people say that you just need to make the effort and try to step outside your box a bit.