Most importantly be yourself! Schools hold a variety of events where students can get involved. If you are into sports or physical fitness, try signing up for intramural team sports or a work out class, even if you register by yourself! You might see someone from class, and can start up a conversation from that. Roommates (and even the other people who live on your floor) sometimes end up being the best friends yuo'l have over your time in college. Don't turn yourself off to a new friend, especially during your first two years. Most importantly just have confidence in yourself and in what your interests/hobbies are and you will meet people with similar interests over time!
Get a part-time job at a local restaurant or bar. Find a fun atmosphere with people your age. You’ll meet some fun people and make a few extra bucks.
Join clubs/ organizations. Volunteer at different events and get to know the people who are there. Don't be afraid to go up to anyone unfamiliar. Also, if you see anyone by themselves go up to them. Get to know them a bit. Maybe a friendship will flourish.
- Join some clubs that you are passionate about
- Participate in social events
- Help someone
- Lead something that you believe in
If you decide to live on campus, your roommates can become great friends. It is also a great idea to attend the fun events that the school will put on. Try to find the events you are passionate about!