I lived in the dorm during my first year at The University of Michigan. It wasn't so new to me since I had started college the previous summer just after high school. During that summer semester I lived in West Quad, and had a pretty decent introduction to college life and communal living. I also had the privilege of having an older brother and sister who both attend U of M and lived in the same dorms. College dorm living is an experience all in its own, especially if you choose to room "blind" and live with a total stranger that the University pairs you up with. Back then, most universities didn't use personality dimensions to pair up compatible roommates, and from the look of things, didn't really pair up people with any semblance of consideration at all. Not only do you have to learn to live with someone that you normally wouldn't be friends with or hang out with otherwise, you also share a hallway and in my case, a communal bathroom with another f
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