Oldenborg (the language dorm) room draw was yesterday and our normal room draw numbers came out today. This was my first room draw, which was kind of exciting, and a bit sad because I’m almost not a freshman… Also, my very decent regular room draw number is going to waste because I’ve already committed to living in Oldenborg next year. But anyway, here are a few things I learned as a freshman going to her first room draw:1. Don’t get there on time: Overeager freshmen poured into Oldenborg at 5:30 in preparation for their first room draw. My suitemate and I left an hour later, when they weren’t even halfway through the list.
2. Have some sort of plan: Or at the very least, know when room draw is. (We were informed by our fellow spib at approximately 1:30, the morning of room draw.) Knowing what rooms you want to aim for also makes the whole process a bit less stressful (and faster).
3. Don’t stress: Things have a way of working themselves out.
4. Don’t offend your suitemate as you are in the holding room: Your dislike of Icees may cause him to threaten to not pull you up and leave you to the mercies of the room draw gods. Don’t even joke about that.