How do you get befriend new roommates you don't know that well when you tend to be shy?
Just realize that your roommate probably is having the same experience as you: you're both in a new place with new people. Talk about things that are great conversation starters in college like "what's your major," stories from high school, etc. Once you get to know each other better, it will be easier to form a friendship.
Going to college and having new roomates can be a painful experience for some shy people. Some of us just tend to be more shy than others. You have to understand that this is normal even for people that may not be that shy. This is something new and... read more
Try to find an activity or subject that you have in common. For example if he or she enjoys card games (just an example), set up a game. Also, remember some folks are more private than others so don't be offended if she/he doesn't appear to be real open with you right off the bat. Good luck.
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