We have the Parents of Freshmen thread going, and I thought it would be interesting to have a Parents of Upperclassmen thread too!
My current college student is a senior, and moved in last week. She was worried about her living situation because her previous roommates (and best friends) graduated last year. She waited too long to figure things out, so just ended up being placed in a room (an on-campus apartment with two bedrooms for four people) with three other students who she doesn't know.
Except that on move-in day, she arrived at her room to discover that two of the students had changed their plans, and she is now in a two-bedroom/four-person apartment with only one other person, and it turns out it's someone she knows after all, and enjoys very much. So, now they each get their own private room (with no private room charge) and she is thrilled.
She's happy about her classes, and finally feels more confident on campus. (She's my introvert.) She has developed a good relationship with one of her teachers who has really taken her under his wing too, which has been great. That means a lot to her.
She did text me this morning to say that she and her roommate discovered cockroaches in their apartment...
She is going to school in the same city that two of her older sisters live in as well, and her grandparents, and she has already gotten together with all of them during her first week!