You’re about to embark on your own for the next four years of college and you’ve scored off-campus housing at Aspen Heights. This is one of the trendiest student apartments in the country, so you’re incredibly lucky. You probably want to make as many new friends as you can to get the full college experience, especially with your roommates.
How do you break the ice? Check out our list of five can’t-miss things to do with your new Aspen Heights roommates.
Cue up a Netflix Binge of House of Cards
Netflix binges are a way of life, but just which shows do your roomies like? There’s only one way to find out. Turn on House of Cards, Stranger Things, Orange Is the New Black, or even a classic like Breaking Bad to see which is the favorite in your new student apartment!
Dinner parties at Aspen Heights!
Okay, now that the most important stuff is out of the way, it’s time to discuss dining preferences. After all, everyone wants to avoid the Freshman 15, which means limiting cafeteria dining. Your Aspen Heights home has an amazing kitchen that you’ll want to take advantage of.
So what’s on the menu tonight? Maybe it’s something classy like avocado toast, an exotic dish like empanadas, or even the healthfulness and simplicity of homemade veggie chips.
Bust out Cards Against Humanity.
Everyone knows about Cards Against Humanity, the hilarious card game where you fill in the blanks to try to come up with the most side-splitting answers. This game tends to reveal a person’s dark side fast, which is a great way to get comfortable with your new Aspen Heights roommates.
Even better? If you’re a little shy around new people, the game has an aspect of anonymity, in that you don’t always have to reveal which answer you played. That makes Cards Against Humanity a must-have game for your early college days.
Compare Dating Apps
Yeah, okay, everyone knows about Tinder by now. It’s old news. When you’re not busy swiping left or right on the hot student body, which other dating apps do you use? You might want to ask your new roommates.
There are plenty of other choices out there, from bigger (but still free) platforms like OkCupid to smaller but growing apps like Coffee Meets Bagel and Bumble. Not single? Many of these apps let you look for friends, too, so you don’t have to miss out on the fun.
Invent new drinking games
As long as you’re responsible and of drinking age, a night of drinking will loosen everyone’s shy streak. You’ll hear stories and secrets flying around left and right, so keep your ears open.
No matter how you plan on enjoying your night, there’s an app that will make it even better. You can use your smartphone to find bars in the area, but of course, you have to be 21 and older to enter. Your phone can also teach you basic drink recipes and introduce you to new drinking games besides King’s Cup and beer pong.
If you’re newly single, there are even apps that can temporarily ban your ex’s number so you don’t make any drunken mistakes. Phew!
At Aspen Heights, student comfort is the top priority. This off-campus housing has worked to “revolutionize student housing” through its high customer service standard. Here, students are accepted as budding adults, not bumbling children.