Our alumni continue to share with us just how much God has blessed them through the relationships they developed during their time here. And while it would be typical for you to build relationships with students all over campus, there is no doubt that how you interact with your roommate will significantly impact your entire LETU experience. The best part: as you get to know your roommate, you will also be getting to know yourself in a whole new way.
Whether you were prayerfully assigned a roommate, or you chose your best friend for the past ten years, the best relationships with roommates don’t just happen; they require a significant investment on your part. In fact, experience tells us that roommates who chose each other often struggle more than roommates placed together by our residence life team.
The bottom line is this: good roommate relationships take work and patience. They take good communication, maturity, compromise, and both quality and quantity time. The following information has been prepared to help you and your roommate get pointed in the right direction.
Roommates are assigned in a prayerful and artful process undertaken by the Resident Directors. Here’s the process, step-by-step:
As you can imagine, this is an incredible complex “puzzle” that we initiate that first day and then continue all summer long. Hopefully, you can see from these details why your first preference isn’t always available, how we chose your roommate, etc. Know this, however, that we believe God is a part of this process as much as He was in bringing you to LeTourneau, and we know that He can use this process to draw you closer to Him—however it turns out. We’re thrilled to be a part of the a housing process that can put you in contact with someone that could be your best friend for the rest of your life!