Creating Lifelong Friendships
There is a saying that the friends you make in college will be your friends for a lifetime.
I find that statement to be very true. Throughout my four years, I have made friendships with people who will be in my life for many years to come.
Having a good group of friends in college is important. Your friends are not only going to be who you turn to for advice, but they will be by your side for all the fun times.
Coming to Angelo State, I did not know a single person. I was from a larger city and moving to San Angelo was already a big enough change.
My first friend was, ironically, my roommate. We had talked prior to moving in together but we never met in person. I know some students might have roommate horror stories but mine is the complete opposite.
My roommate and I were able to experience college together and create a bond that has lasted. To this day we are best friends, we still live together, and we are there for each other whenever we need it.
We all know how to make friends, but you have to take the initial step in getting out there.
Go Out and Meet People
People will not come to you if you don’t go to them. Go out to campus events and meet people. Even if you see the same people over and over again, strike a conversation. Who knows, you could end up sparking a lifelong friendship. When you are walking to class, chat with the person walking next to you. If you are working out at the CHP, talk to the people around you. There are plenty of opportunities anywhere you happen to be on campus.
Being a part of a student organization is another great way to make friends. If there is an organization you like, the people in the organization have some similar likes. Not only are you guaranteed to make one friend, you will most likely make several friends. Even if there is not a current student organization you are interested in, you can round up a group of friends and create your own.
Hang Out in Your Residence Hall
There are common areas in every residence hall. Most likely you have walked by and seen other students hanging out in the area. Don’t be afraid to sit with them and chat. Those students live in the same place as you. So you will probably be seeing a lot of each other.
Don’t Get Discouraged
There are many people you share the college campus with. If you don’t hit it off with the first few people you talk with, there are plenty more. You are bound to meet someone and you might spark a friendship that lasts for years.