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Jessica Lange (left) and Elizabeth Alsup (right)
Jessica Lange, left, and Elizabeth Alsup in their room on move-in day. (Photo courtesy WVIK)

Roommates from Hunan were meant to be

Elizabeth Alsup and Jessica Lange will share a room in Westerlin Residence Center this year, but they share more than that.

Both were adopted from China, from the same province of Hunan.

The two first got to know each other on the Augustana College Class of 2021 Facebook page.

"And I don't really remember how that subject came up but I do know it was one of the first things we talked about," Jessica Lange said before Alsup chimed in. 

"She was asking about orientation and we pick our classes during that. I was like 'I'm taking Chinese' and she was like 'Oh my god, I'm Chinese' and it was like back and forth 'Me too, me too."

They met person soon after because of another connection: They grew up just 30 minutes away from each other in Illinois.

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