While college can be all about academic life, students must also remember how important it is to be social and make new friends. For those living on campus and off, there are tons of ways and places to meet new people besides just having classes together. Making the effort to stay out of your dorm room and making friends is essential to a great college experience.
Some of the best ways to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people include:
- Going to on-campus activities– Most schools have events that are put on by Student Government plus if you live on campus the residence halls usually have group programs and activities
- Fraternities & Sororities– While it can have its drawbacks, most people involved with frats & sororities have good experiences
- Academic Clubs and Honor Societies- Perfect because everyone involved has similar interests!
- Athletic Organizations– Joining a sports team is a great way to bond with new people because so much time is spent together practicing and traveling to games.
Smiling and staying positive is always one of the most attractive qualities for people and will definitely help you to cultivate new relationships. Many times the friends you make in college will be the ones you have for life, and everyone knows the importance of great friends.