ROOMMATE REPORT We know that for high school seniors ready to start college, the roommate question can be stress-inducing. These Jumbos want you to know that it will all be okay. Whether they met at Jumbo Days or were matched by the Office of Residential Life, these three pairs of roommates are excited to share their story (and their space) with you. 1 Chloe Malouf ’20 (environmental studies and international relations double major and music minor from Gaithersburg, MD) and Francesca Rubinson ’20 (political science and religion double major from New York, NY) “Logistically, we work as roommates because we have similar sleep schedules, and we respect when the other needs a little quiet time to just relax or watch Netﬂix. But we’ve stayed roommates for two years now (and will be living together next year) because we make each other laugh.”
2 Emma Tombaugh ’21 (geology major from Oradell, NJ) and Samar Shaqour ’21 (biopsychology major from Miami, FL) “We think alike, handle stress in a similar way, and can relate to each other’s problems, even though we come from very different environments. Because we aren’t exactly the same, we’re still able to learn from each other. Our favorite part of being roommates is that we get to know each other more and more every day.”
3 Hezekiah Branch ’21 (computer science and biotechnology double major and education minor from Columbia, SC) and Olaoluwa Faleye ’21 (economics major from New Carrollton, MD) “We actually met at Jumbo Days but what brought us together the most was the Students’ Quest for Unity in the African Diaspora (SQUAD) pre-orientation program. Being able to share those memories and knowing that I have not just a friend, but also a brother on campus means the world to me. My hope is that the future generations of Jumbos will one day be able to say the same.”
PHOTOS BY ALONSO NICHOLS/TUFTS UNIVERSITY
JUMBO is the Tufts undergraduate admissions magazine.