Stanford Essay: Virtually all of Stanford’s undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate—and us—know you better.

Dear Roommate,

When we first meet, I will greet you with a giant smile. Just so you know, this smile will never disappear. You see, I’m like a light bulb: always bright and full of energy! I look forward to sharing my positivity as we absorb ourselves in all that the Stanford community has to offer. Let’s attend job fairs and club meetings together, then grab breakfast for dinner with all the new friends we’ve made!

Life can be exhilarating, but it’s important to stay grounded. I do this through the arts. I’ll spend my free time songwriting in bed with my ukulele, painting images to add to the gallery on my walls, releasing stress through movement on the dance floor, rushing to musical auditions, and singing at the top of my lungs until you ask me to stop. What do you like to do for fun? Perhaps we can combine our interests and collaborate on our own creative projects!

As your roommate, I will ensure that our friendship consists of trust and support. If you’re ever in a pickle, don’t hesitate to share what’s on your mind. We can offer our unique perspectives on life to guide each other through difficulties. I’ll be your cheerleader, lifting your spirit during challenging times with my enthusiasm and words of encouragement!

You and I are in for a wondrous adventure. Here’s to new experiences, close friendships, and never-ending smiles!

Published in Successful College Essays, Successful Stanford Essays, Supplements

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