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We’ve talked about how to make friends in college but where exactly do I go to make friends?

Everyone is probably locked away in their dorm this semester doing a lot of virtual learning so it may be a bit difficult if not impossible to go out and make friends at events or gatherings.

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Fortunately, we live in an era where you don’t have to go far to meet new people because they all live in your pocket.

Your phone, iPad, and laptop have all your classmates right there ready for you to meet and interact with.

An introvert’s dream come true.

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

What Are Introverts?

I realize that I have been using the term “introvert” a lot in my writing because I am one. Whoop Whoop.

However, I haven’t actually explained what an introvert is. So, for those of you that don’t know you’re about to find about out.

According to Psychology Today an introvert is a person that prefers the inner life of the mind over the outer world of other people.

A common misconception is that introverts dislike being around people. That simply isn’t true. We enjoy hanging out and being out we just prefer to have one on one engagements with people within the crowd.

Read Psychology Today’s article on Introversion here.

The New Hangout Spots to Make Friends

Socially awkward people that have a hard time with face to face interactions can make friends and relationships with people online before they meet. This initial virtual connection lessens the awkwardness.

Here are some online places to meet and make friends in college.

Facebook Groups

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There are millions of groups on Facebook and I guarantee that if you search for your school and class, you’ll find one filled with all your new potential classmate friends in it.

Linking up with your class group on Facebook gives you the chance to introduce yourself to everyone at once and have people interact with you at their own free will.

So, nothing feels forced or uncomfortable. You will have people talking to you in no time.

You can schedule meetups with people on campus and find out when organizations are having events virtually or in person.

Never miss an opportunity to join organizations that interest you.

Most organizations will announce joining, events, and schedules in the Facebook group.

Instagram to Make Friends

Making friends on Insta is a breeze. You can literally go to your class’s IG and just follow all the people that are following the page.

Those are all your new classmates and they want to meet you just as much as you want to meet them.

I noticed this year a lot of incoming freshman classes created an Instagram and allowed the students to take over the account to post their pictures and a short bio about themselves.

This allowed other students to interact with them and follow their personal pages. A lot of students offered their bio and asked if anyone was living near them and wanted to hang out.

I watched a girl find her new roomie right on Instagram it was so cute.

Many students got hangout offers immediately and set up a location for all of them to hang out following proper social distancing guidelines I’m sure.

You can also follow me on IG to meet all the college besties I have hanging out with me. Click here!

Zoom Study Groups

You can either create your own for your classes and invite your classmates to join you or you can find others that people have already created and join them.

Either way, you will be able to interact with your peers on Zoom and study together.

Make it fun and bring snacks. Although you can’t share the snacks through the screen people will remember that you’re the one with the food and that’s a vibe.

Bring your personality to the study group and participate when there are questions asked. You’ll notice the people that you have things in common with right away.

Reach out to those people separately and schedule meetups to hang out. You’ll get some studying done while making friends what can be better than that?

TikTok

TikTok

If one of your classmates shares their TikTok handle with the group, make sure to check them out. People take a lot of pride in their TikTok challenges.

You will really get to know a person’s personality by the TikToks they make.

You can then strike up a conversation about their posted videos. If you find them funny or good let them know.

It will be fun to see how they act outside the classroom setting.

If you’re a TikTok lover as well, maybe you can set up a time to do a TikTok challenge together. Get a group of friends and find a group challenge to do.

The bonds you make with people when trying to set things in motion to do something silly and creative are often the most fun.

Virtual Classes

Although most of your classes are going to take a virtual approach this semester you will still be able to see your classmates.

During lectures, you’ll see what all your other classmates are doing. You’ll be able to read body language and facial expressions.

Find people that make the expressions that you find to be a mood and reach out to them.

“Hey! I saw you take a deep breath when the professor started talking about 3 quizzes a week. SAME!” Now you’ve struck up a conversation by being observant. You’ll be making friends in no time.

Now You Know Where to Make Friends

Get involved on social media, observe your classmates, and pay attention to school announcements about virtual meetups and mixers.

A lot of schools are adapting to the new virtual college life and want students to participate in their activities. Go!

Adapt to this new wave of social interaction and you’ll be surprised at how fast you’ll be making friends.

Where did you make your first friends in college? Let us know! Leave a comment below.

This post was all about where to make friends in college.

Everyone always tells you how to make friends in college. Now you need to know WHERE to go to make friends in college. Find out all about the places you need to go to find friends in college.
Everyone always tells you how to make friends in college. Now you need to know WHERE to go to make friends in college. Find out all about the places you need to go to find friends in college.