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

 Volunteer, go to activities and be a joiner
      If there is a movie night on campus, a student union game night or dorm room function, go! The first week of my freshman year I joined the fencing club, went to a freshman dance though I had been the girl no one ever asked to dance, went to the dorm watermelon eating contest and volunteered to referee the impromptu volley ball game on the campus green. I met great new friends with each activity. 

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