Questions to Ask Before Move In Day

If you will be living with a complete stranger, it is important to get to know them right away.

If you are provided with contact information for your roommate(s) before you move, take advantage of that. Call, email, text, and/or Facebook your roommate(s) to get to know them early on. Putting yourself out there can make it more enjoyable and less awkward during move-in.

Here are some questions you can start with:

  1. Do you know anyone else on campus?

  2. Where are you from? What’s it like there?

  3. What are you going to major and/or minor in? Do you plan to transfer to another school from Hawkeye?

  4. Favorites: color, food, music, TV show, movie, animal, etc.

  5. Do you have a boyfriend or girlfriend?

  6. Do you have any siblings? How old are they?

  7. Why did you choose to attend Hawkeye Community College?

  8. What are some of your hobbies?

  9. Do you/did you play any sports?

  10. What are you most anxious about for college?

  11. Are you interested in participating in any extracurricular activities in college?

Also check out our list of questions to ask when searching for a roommate.

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