All about Roommates

Getting in touch with your roommate over the summer will give you a head start on making a new friend at Wellesley.

The Housing Office will provide most first-year students with their room assignment information via MyWellesley in mid-July. Because we know that many of you will want to contact each other, the Residential Life Office would like to offer a few discussion topics for you to begin your conversations. 

Roommate Starter Kit

When you arrive on campus in the fall you will complete a "Roommate Starter Kit" with your new roommate(s). The Roommate Starter Kit is designed to give you initial talking points to get to know each other. Sometimes it is difficult to know where to begin a conversation and we hope this will be a helpful tool for you to use. Having conversations with one another over the summer will give you a head start.  Feel free to ask other questions as these are only prompts. Have fun!

  • This is what I would like to tell you about my family…
  • The friends that I have back home are like…
  • My friends would describe me as someone who…
  • I would characterize my neighborhood, my town, and the people who live there as…
  • What I was most involved in before coming to college was…
  • I think I’ll miss these things the most while being away from home…and these I’ll miss the least…