30 Fun Activities to Try With your Roommate

30 Fun Activities to Try With your Roommate

The first impression of meeting new roommates or housemates can be different for everyone. For some, you may hit it off right away and for others, it might take some time. If any of you are like me, you’ll be awkward and dodge your new roommate within seconds of meeting them. But luckily I redeemed myself and, after living in a dorm with each other for a year, my roommate and I created a lifelong friendship! During those early mornings, long days and late nights spent together there are various activities you can do to bond with a roommate. Some may call it a bucket list, but either way, here are some activities for you and your roommate to get to know each other, the campus, and your college town. 

Activities for the Homebodies

  1. Pamper yourselves with face masks
  2. Get crafty
  3. Have a bake-off
  4. D.I.Y. your own personal pizzas
  5. Decorate your room or apartment
  6. Enjoy a girls night in
  7. Have a wine night (21+)
  8. Find a new board game and have a friendly competition
  9. Pot a plant
  10. Cook a fancy meal together

Activities for the Trendsetters

  1. Make a TikTok
  2. Relax with a movie marathon 
  3. Create a Spotify playlist for the two of you
  4. Have a photoshoot 
  5. Go live on Instagram
  6. Start a roomie vlog
  7. Invite friends for a digital Netflix party
  8. Dress up for a pop culture themed party 
  9. Play a trivia game
  10. Visit a selfie exhibit 

Activities for the Wanderers

  1. Go out for a coffee date
  2. Try a local restaurant 
  3. Tour the city
  4. Eat take out on central campus
  5. Have a sunset park picnic
  6. Explore the campus
  7. Go to brunch
  8. Attend school events 
  9. Do a food crawl
  10. Hit up your local karaoke bar 

Whether you are a homebody, a trendsetter, or a wanderer there are activities to bond with your roommate. 

Featured photo by @juliaameehan