It seems like we always go through our phases of friends in high school. Then, we finally get a group of great people, and become very close friends with them. Although, you guys may be wonderful friends, the college years come around, and you realize that you rarely get to see those friends anymore. Everyone is now busy, going to school, working their jobs, and some moved away. If you find yourself in this situation, and you’re looking for ways to make new friends this year in college, there are several great ways. Continue reading below to find out what they are.
Start this college year out great by making friends with one of these ways!
Clubs – Joining college clubs is a great way to make new friends. Whether you want to join the Spanish club, the history club, art, etc, these are all great ways to make friends. You can make friends by finding other people that enjoy what you love.
Sports – Are you a huge sports fan? If so, it is very easy to make friends with people on your sports team! Whether you play volleyball, football, golf, etc you have many opportunities to make great friends.
Classes – We also find that are best friends in college are the ones that are going into the same field of study as we are. That means, if you want to become a nurse, and you’re taking all nursing classes, you will see the majority of the same people taking the same classes as you are. This is great because not only can you make several friends this way, but now you even have study buddies.
Roomates - We are often worried who we’re going to be paired up with, but for the most part, it is a success. We see that many of these people become a great friend over the years, and they are someone to really enjoy college with.
Volunteer - Volunteering is not only great because you’re doing something wonderful for the community, but you’re also opening up many opportunities to make some great friends.
We all get nervous doing our first year at college, and that is normal. The best advice I can give you is to consider one of these activities, and to still keep in touch with your great friends back home. Once you’re there for a few weeks, you’ll fit right in!