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. (100 to 250 words)

I love pineapples on my pizza; trust me, I’m not insane. But hey, what do I know, I’m also the type of person who plans for Christmas the day after Halloween.

My favorite genre of music is anything from a Broadway musical, so be prepared for some late-night, solo, off-key renditions. If I’m not listening to Broadway music, then I’m probably watching a Disney movie, as I have a passion for both. This means that Broadway adaptations of Disney movies are the greatest thing since pineapples on pizza. But I’m not all about show tunes and kids’ movies; I love attending my hip-hop dance practices, and Migos and Post Malone frequent my Spotify playlists, as does 80s music..

I run on a seemingly unlimited supply of energy, so expect to see me dancing in our dorm. But I’m not always so animated. When relaxing, I draw pictures of my friends. I really hope that I can soon draw some pictures of you, if you’d like that. How would you like to be portrayed? I can vary my drawing to emphasize any personality that you want.

I’m sure that we will become great friends. Just don’t say anything insensitive around me—the “r” word is one of my pet peeves—and maybe we can get some pineapples on our pizza.


Your future best friend

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