Making friends and being social is part of life. From pre-school up until your senior year of college and even beyond, continuing to foster relationships and friendships is an extremely important factor in one’s mental health and also emotional intelligence. Friends offer you laughs, stress relieving vent sessions, fun experiences, and when you choose the right friends, they can be positive influences. When entering a new school or even starting a new year at your current school, there are always going to be opportunities on and off campus to meet new people and make new friends.
Signing up for clubs will quickly put you in close contact with other like-minded people who enjoy similar things to you. Here, you can do something you are passionate about while connecting with others who share your same passion- an easy connection to make when establishing a friendship.
Ok, yes, no one really listens to the advice of people who say you should take a chance and sit down with a random person in the dining hall. However, the dining halls are perfect for fostering friendships. Say you see a table full of five people and you know only one or two of them, take that opportunity to sit with the people that you know and attempt to get to know the other people that they were initially sitting with.
Going out to bars and house parties are one of the most exciting experiences of college student life. It is easy to meet people at parties because it is an extremely social setting where people go specifically to have conversations with friends and meet people. Parties are the perfect opportunity for you to step out of your comfort zone and make new friends!