We've gathered some of our favorite pranks with the seasonally appropriate for all you college kids out there. You're more than likely cohabitating with a complete stranger, and what better way to make a good first impression and develop a strong personal relationship than subject them to a hilarious prank?
After much research (and two semesters lurking in freshmen dorms), we've compiled a list of the top 10 pranks to pull on your new roommate. Not only are these kickass for April Fool's Day, they work year-round.
If things aren't going so well in your new living arrangement and you want your roommate to move out, this prank is a good bet. Bonus points if they've mentioned being scared of being buried alive. More details here.
This is a classic that makes an alarm clock sounds like a lullaby. More details here.
Learn how to make a homemade tire flattener that will let the air out of anyone's bike tires quickly and easily without puncturing them. Truly devastating for bike-covetous college students. More details here.
If you know about Vegemite and Australian coin purses and your new roommate does not, you can't afford not to pull this prank on them. More details here.
Learn several delightfully cerebral trick to mess with your new roommate and, just possibly, make them think that you are insane. More details here.
If your roommate is a concerned with health and hydration and drinks a lot of bottled water, use this prank to remind them just how fragile the water-bottle lifestyle can be. More details here.
This classic prank will keep your roommate locked inside his/her room. It's particularly well-suited to college dorm use, but it will even work in some military barracks that use the same type of door. More details here.
This video offers three delightful ways to make your roommate think that their prized PC or Mac has bitten the dust without actually damaging anything. More details here.
If your roommate is more of a car person, try this prank. By attaching a heat pad to their exhaust pipe, you can cause their car to lose power for a short time then get it all back at once with a bang! More details here.
If your roommate is a Jersey Shore-styled jock there's is not better way to freak him out than getting him to bury his face in your bare bottom. Thankfully, the Impossible Sit-Up will have him exuberantly doing so, in no time. More details here and here.
What are your favorite dorm room pranks for freshmen? Share them in the comments below—we could all benefit from some fresh prank ideas.