Dear Freshman Year Roommate…

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Dear freshman year roommates… we loved you, we hated you and some of us rarely ever spoke to you. Our freshman year roommates saw the good, the bad and the ugly of our lives freshman year.

Regardless of if you loved them or hated them, it’s not up for debate that they were a major part of our freshman year experience. With the year coming to a close, it is time to say goodbye to our freshman year roommates or reminisce about our roommates from the past. Which goodbye letter below reminds you of your freshman year roomie?

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Dear Roommate We Hope To Never See Again,

One thing is for sure, and that is you are an experience that I will never forget. 20 years down the line when our kids or nieces and nephews are about to go off to college and ask us about our roommates freshman year, we will have plenty of horror stories to share.

On the bright side, you have taught us important life lessons about tolerance and the idea that sometimes we have to tolerate and compromise with people that we do not get along with. Thank you for all of the memories, even if they are all negative, and for making us appreciate our roommates next year that much more. 

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Dear Roommate Who Became Our Best Friend,

We are mourning the end of our nine-month adventure together. Thank you for staying up until 3 a.m. on a Wednesday with us laughing about nothing in particular when we needed to laugh, but also being a shoulder to cry on when we needed to cry. Thank you for helping us cram for exams that we needed to take at Pollock Testing Center just a few short hours before our scheduled time slot (and for never judging the fact that we had not started studying yet).

Thank you for allowing us to share parts of ourselves with you that most people never see, like our amazing singing voices and many strange talents. Thank you for all of the memories that we have made together that we will remember for a lifetime, and here’s to many more! 

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Dear Roommate We Never Spoke To, 

We never really got to know you. It was a mutual, unspoken agreement between us that neither of us felt much of a need to break. It could have been the fact that we were just two very different people, one of us was barely ever home or we already had our own separate groups of friends.

Whatever the reason, thanks for not sucking even if we never became the best of friends. We won’t necessarily miss you, but we appreciate you for being an unproblematic roommate!

How was your freshman year roommate experience? Let us know @VALLEYmag on X!


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