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An adult, independent life can be a big test for many young people, especially for those who study far from home and live in a dormitory. Very often students miss their homes and feel not very comfortable in a new place. The student hall has its own laws of life and you need to learn how to live in such a way. In order to feel good and be attuned to effective study in a dormitory, you have to know several important features of life with roommates. Here are some tips to help you feel that the student hall can become your new home.
Rules of Life in the Student Hall
All students who have just settled in the dormitory feel a bit embarrassed at first. This is not strange, because they lived with their family, with people whom they are accustomed to, and knew absolutely everything about them. New roommates can have different features of their character, their personal habits, and temperament. The main thing that must be remembered is to tolerate and not to be angry with people because they do something wrong, unusual for you.
Do not hesitate to take the first step in communication. Meet with the new roommates. Tell them about yourself and your hobbies, learn about their lives and their interests. Do not talk too much and do not brag about your achievements, listen to your interlocutor. Proper communication will help you make friends quickly. A good friend, especially if he lives with you in the same room, is the best support in the different life situations.
Clarify All the Technical Aspects
Check well all the living conditions what are in your future room before settling into it and signing a contract. Look if everything is in order with the plumbing and electricity. Take it very responsibly, because you will live in this room for a long time.
Be Ready for an Independent Adult Life
Life beyond the parents' home is a huge responsibility. You have to understand that you must do many things by yourself. Be prepared for the fact that you have to clean up in the room, prepare food, wash, and take care of yourself.
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Do not Forget about the Unwritten Rules
Living with other students, remember that the guarantee of a comfortable life is mutual understanding and respect. This is the main rule of life in a student hall. Before playing jokes on a friend, think about his reaction and feelings. Remember that a bad joke can offend someone. Stealing is a crime, even if you decide to take some small things that do not belong to you, it will still be considered as a theft and your reputation will be ruined. Therefore, if you see something tasty in the fridge and want to try it, ask your roommate first. Responsibility and readiness for adulthood are features what students need to have when they are accommodated in a dormitory. The main thing is the ability to communicate and respect other people.