Anonymous asked: PLEEEEEEEASE ANSWER. I'm starting community college in a new state and have zero friends...I am perfectly sociable, but I am so nervous and freaked out that I wont have any friends.
First of all, are you just beginning college? As in, this isn’t a transfer?
If so, then don’t worry! Every single person is feeling the exact same way as you :) Of course, you’ll have those random kids that seems to have no semblance of shyness whatsoever, but I promise you, a majority of the kids are just as scared, and anxious as you.
The first few weeks of college are the easiest – it’s totally normal to just walk up to random people and start chatting away about stuff. You’ll soon grow tired of answering the same questions: “What’s your major? Where are you from? What dorm/apartment are you staying in?”
It’ll be routine for a while – embrace this. It’ll never be so easy to mingle with so many people as your first semester!
If they have “night at the club,” go! If there are parties that you hear about, and are invited to, tag along! They’re not inviting you out of pity – they really don’t care enough to do that. So, if you are, it means they want you to go! :)
Ask people to lunch. Ask people to go see some school show or play. Be nice, be friendly, don’t get too drunk out of nervousness. Don’t put on some persona that you know, deep down, you won’t be able to keep up!
Are you interested in any sports? Artsy things? Outdoors? Let me know, and I can list some common options for extracurriculars found among college campuses :)
Hope to hear from you soon!
xoxo - collegeprobs.