We spoke to the incoming UF freshman who made a hilarious video looking for a roommate
No, he still hasn’t found a roommate
University of Florida incoming freshman Matthew Schneider has already started making his mark on campus without even being here yet. As a result of monotonous roommate search posts on the university class pages, Matt made a video to stand out — it’s so hilarious it already has over 900 likes and countless shares on Facebook.
In the video, Matt uses sarcasm to talk about his “interests” in what is almost a parody of roommate searching as a whole. He does things like cook up Goldfish crackers on his grill for dinner, and showcases spending his Friday nights watching The Bee Movie. He even turns off and on his light excessively to poke fun at the prospect of having an odd roommate.
Matt is a business major from Coral Springs, Florida. He told The Tab UF he’s made videos like this in the past, but apparently this is the first one that’s been funny.
“Making the video wasn’t very hard at all,” Matt said, “[I’d] shoot one scene at a time and walk around my house in circles until I [thought] of the next.” He supposedly made the whole thing on his iPhone, and actually cracked it in the process of making the video.
Despite his love for Goldfish outlined in the video he said, “Not huge into seafood. Actually…shrimp. Definitely shrimp. Shrimp are pretty sweet.”
As for the minivan, Matt said, “That’s my car, a 2007 Honda Odyssey. It’s got a TV, a sunroof, and a sweet sound system. Any time you want to take eight of your closest friends to soccer practice, I’m your guy. All of my friends think I’m really cool.”
I asked Matt if he’d ever been pulled over before after watching the scene in the video when he revs the engine of his “sick ride.” He said, “To answer your question, no, I have never been pulled over. Police don’t even try when they see my bolt of lightning flash by.” UFPD, you better watch out.
Shockingly, he still hasn’t found a roommate. “I have a couple prospects but it’s a little harder cause I’m living off campus,” said Matt. Despite this, he has had many people reach out to him.
“I’ve met a bunch of cool people. For whatever reason people seem to like it. Random kids that that have no relation to UF have reached out to me because their friends showed them the video purely because they thought it was funny.”
He didn’t fail to slide in some shameless self promo, “Also, all the Instagram follows are pretty sweet @matt___schneider.”
What did we do to deserve this kid?
“I chose UF because it’s just the place I wanna be. It’s objectively the best school. And the most hipster.” said Matt. You heard it here first guys, we’re hipster. Catch him in downtown Gainesville (where all the hipsters go, duh).
On his time at the university, Matt said, “I want to do a lot at UF. Aside from the usual stuff (getting a degree), I want to meet as many people as I can, and I want to play a lot of music.” He currently has a band and will be playing shows upcoming in Orlando. He said, “Fans of music should hit me the heck up.”
If you haven’t already, watch Matt’s video below.