I wasn’t sure what topic to write about for my first post, so I thought I would start from the beginning when you first enter college as a freshmen. It can be pretty intimidating your first week at school.
You are forced to live in a foreign environment, away from everything that’s familiar to you. But this is what the college experience is all about.
This sets up the perfect environment to get to know people and make new friends. Never again in your life will you have the opportunity to just go up to random people and introduce yourself without looking weird. It’s also a very good opportunity to talk girls or guys you find attractive haha.
A good place to start meeting people is in your dorm. Make an effort to get to know all your hall mates since you are going to be living closely with them for the next year.
This way you will have a group of people to eat with at the cafeteria so you won’t look like a loner sitting by yourself.
Also during your first week at school, all the organizations will be on campus advertising to you. I thought it was pretty intimidating at first, all these people standing around trying to force flyers and brochures into your hand. But it’s worth your time to check out these organizations, they usually offer free events for you to get to know them.
Frats & Sororities
The fraternities and sororities will offer clubbing events, house parties or kickbacks (definition: It is hosted at someone’s house, consisting of friends getting together to engage in party activities such as drinking etc., without the hassle and drawbacks of a big party). It’s a good chance to drink and party even if you aren’t planning on joining the org. But be sure to check out whatever interests you, usually whatever organizations you join will likely define the rest of your college social life.
I feel like everyone should at least join one club while in college. You will meet lots of people interested in the same things you are, and will always have something to do on your free time.