Student Health 101 - Top 10 Ways to Meet New People!

10/24/2013

Contributed by Nancy Reynolds

Submitted on behalf of Julia Herman '14, CHP Intern.

Most students feel nervous when it comes to meeting and talking to new people. Here are 10 tips that may help you expand your group of friends!

  1. Get out! Spend time outside of your room/apartment/house.
  2. Offer compliments. Start a conversation by commenting on something you notice.
  3. Look up from your phone! Smile, make eye contact, and say hello.
  4. Check out local meet-ups. Head for one or organize it yourself.
  5. Expand your circle. At social events, talk to at least one new person. Have a mutual friend introduce you and point out similar interests. 
  6. Take a fitness class. Ask other attendees what brought them there.
  7. Join a club. Help organize or attend programs. You'll meet people with interests similar to yours.
  8. Volunteer. Service to others is a great way to make new friends.
  9. Attend community events. Find off-campus readings or concerts. Ask people's opinions afterward.
  10. Do the things you enjoy! You'll have something in common with whomever you meet!

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