This post is all about how to make friends in college.

It’s not always easy putting yourself out there to make friends in college. Honestly, it can be really scary.

Introverts make some noise! ….Or don’t we know you’re here! Haha

As kids, making friends was as simple as inviting someone to play with your favorite doll.

Now as a semi-adult that would be creepy af. Please don’t bring your doll collection to college I promise you won’t have time to play with them.

So how do I do it? I’m nervous! Am I ever going to make any friends? I’m going to spend the next 4 years in silence!

Girl relax! I’m about to teach you how to make friends even when you’re an introverted person.

This post shows you how to make friends in college when you’re an introverted person.

Convince Someone to Meet People With You

A group of college friends laughing on campus.

It’s a lot easier to walk up to a group of strangers when you have someone with you.

If you’re an introvert this is the most stress relieving method to use. Grab an extrovert and hang on tight.

However, don’t be weird and clingy but insert yourself in the conversations your person starts. Walk around campus together and introduce yourself to people you see. The more the merrier. You guys can even start a welcome train.

Introduce yourself to someone and then invite them along to join you guys in introducing themselves to new people too. It’s really fun and you’ll meet so many cool people.

The best time to do this is during orientation week when there are mostly only freshman on campus but you can do it anytime.

Every freshman is looking for a group to get into so take advantage.

Sit In The Same Spot Everyday

I know that sounds weird but hear me out. This is how I made majority of my friends.

I would sit on the same bench everyday around the same time and people would come up to me and say, “Hey, you back again.”

That would strike up a conversation as to why I sat there everyday and where I was going to go next. That lead to me having people to walk to class with everyday.

Take Notice of What People Are Wearing and Share the Compliments

There is never a such thing as being too nice. Unless its before 7 a.m. and I haven’t had an iced coffee.

So serve up the compliments sis! Hair, nails, shoes, outfits, you name it!

Pay attention to the people that dress similar to you and reach out to them about where they shop for clothes. You’ll find that you have more in common than just clothes.

Leave Your Room Door Open

leave your door open to make friends in college

I’m not sure how this will work in the new Coronavirus era of college but it was definitely a thing just a few years ago.

You can leave your room door propped open and play music from your Bluetooth speaker.

At some point some random girl on the hall will pop her head in to say hello or that you are playing her favorite song.

Then proceed to have an hour long conversation with you about her favorite artists of all time. This sparks up conversations and friendship galore!

But always lock your door at night and when you leave.

Sit With A Group of People in Café

sit with someone in the cafe to make friends in college

I know this is scary! I know it is! Infiltrating a group of girls that are already sitting together talking feels like you’re breaking some kind of code.

YOU’RE NOT! Politely walk up to the table introduce yourself and ask if it’s cool to eat with them.

“Hi I’m Adri. I don’t usually do this, but I was wondering if I could sit with you guys because I don’t want to eat alone today.”

Unless you picked the mean girls table, they will welcome you with open arms.

Although, if you did pick the mean girls table and they say no be glad! Those aren’t the type of people you want to be around anyway and half of them won’t graduate. I said what I said!

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Bring a Board Game to School

use uno to make friends in college

Bring a board game to school like Monopoly, Clue, or Sorry. Any game that you need multiple players to play will be a hit on a boring Friday night.

Bring a deck of playing cards or UNO and I guarantee your room will be the party spot.

To get deeper into people’s business you can bring Truth or Drink or Do or Drink and get to know your hall mates on a whole new level. Alcohol is not required.


Is it easy to make friends in college?

It depends on how open you are to actively make friends. If you think that everybody is just going to eventually tap you on the shoulder and say “let’s be friends” then you will probably be a loner. You have to actually talk to people no matter how scary that may be for you. I guarantee everybody is just finding their way. You’re not alone on your quest for friends.

Why is it so hard to make friends in college?

It’s really only hard when you are trying too hard. However, just be yourself and casually introduce yourself to people. Follow some tips mentioned in the above post and let me know how that works for you.

How long does it take to make friends in college?

Not long at all. If you’re a freshman, it’s the easiest. Go to all the orientation events on campus and introduce yourself to at least 10 people. You’ll find someone you have some similarities with and there is your start to a new beautiful friendship.

What do you do if you have no friends in college?

Stay sane! Go to class and do your work. Study outside and actually let yourself be seen by people. Follow some of the tips mentioned above and you will see a spike in new friendships you obtain.

This posts was all about how to make friends without being awkward.