Something that many college students seem to struggle with is making friends in college. In high school, making friends was easy. You had the same people in most of your classes, which were way smaller than your average college class. In college, however, things are a little different. You class sizes are huge. There are tons of people you don’t know. And life is much busier! However, it is still possible to make lasting friendships throughout this busy time. Here are three simple ways that you can start making friends in college!
1. Be friendly
The best way that I have found to make friends is by first being friendly yourself. No one wants to be friends with someone who isn’t friendly to them. So, throughout the day, try to be friendly to others. Instead of checking your phone between classes, strike up a conversation with people. Ask about their day. Find out if you guys have any classes together! Something as simple as this is a great first step to creating a new friendship!
2. Talk to students in your classes
Next, start talking to people in your classes! Do you know the person who sits next to you? If not, ask them their name and find out what their major is! A great way to get a conversation started with someone is by asking them what they want to do after they graduate. Many students are very passionate about their future career and love to tell others about it! You can also try to find something that both of you have in common and go from there! Who knows, you two might even be able to form a study group together and become really great friends while also improving your grades!
3. Get involved on campus
Another way to make friends in college is by getting involved in activities on campus. By getting involved in a campus event that you love, you get to meet other students who are also passionate about the same things that you are!
I hope these three ways to make friends in college have been helpful! Remember, the best way to make friends is by being a friend yourself. Start talking to classmates and get involved on campus! You’ve got this!
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