Should I choose a random roommate or find one on those online Facebook pages?

I need some help deciding what to do - I don’t know anyone else going to my university

I would definitely recommend finding one ahead of time. I have never heard horror stories from people who found someone ahead of time. Spend some time, chat some dudes up, and ask em. Everyone is in the same boat as you and YOU should be the one to reach out to others who seem cool. I am still friends with my roommates even though we’ve taken different paths here at Duke, but I am eternally grateful I didn’t leave it to fate.