Tips: How to Make Friends at a New College

By Tika gomez on June 17, 2017
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College is already overwhelming; you’re packing, shopping, and sorting out last-minute details. Once all the excitement and busyness settles it can leave you feeling a little lonesome — especially if you are at an out-of-state college with very few to no friends.

It’s not really like preschool, where you can go up to someone and ask, “Wanna be friends?” You’ll definitely get the side eye.

Here are a few tips that will help you make a few connections, even if you are on the shy side.

1) Be yourself. You might as well be. If you’re not, people will be able to sniff it out and get turned off.

2) Wear your best and most interesting clothing items. You’ll find someone that will dig your duds and give you a compliment and spark up a conversation.

3) Compliment other’s clothing/items. It’s such an easy way to break the ice or ease into a conversation with someone even if they are glued to the book.

4) Ditch the phone when you want directions and ask someone. Besides, when you ask, they may know some other information Google maps might not be aware of.

Hopefully, these tips will help you gain a few besties to conquer your college career with and to make memories to last a lifetime.

By Tika gomez

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