Tips for Creating a Great First Impression and Making New Friends Your First Week on Campus

Be open
You have the rare opportunity for a fresh start at your impression. Smile as you walk across campus, walk down your dorm or class hallway or enter any room. Take the initiative to make eye contact, say hello and introduce yourself. Keep your body language open.

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