Making Friends – Pre Orientation Style

If you’re reading my blog, then you’ve resorted to the internet to learn more about the college process. I myself do the same, often spending hours watching “Morning Routine – College Edition” and “First Week of College Vlog” YouTube videos. One more way that the internet has helped me with the college process is the “Class of 2017” facebook page! Every year, the orientation leaders create the page to group together the incoming class. Everyone posts an “introduction” where they say their name, hometown, major, and a few basics like favorite color, favorite drink, if you’ve ever shared a room before, if you party, drink, or smoke. Since Marywood is a Catholic university, you also have the option of posting your religion.

I honestly think that pages like these are a great way to interact and make friends even before orientation happens – plus, if you have to miss orientation, you’ll still find ways to meet people! For instance, one girl posted “Anyone here going to Warped Tour this summer?” and there are a group of about 5 kids who are all going to the same date. My orientation is July 12 and 13, and the Scranton  Warped date is the 16, so we’ll have already met each other and will be able to hang out all day!

If there is no group for your school on facebook, consider creating one yourself! You don’t have to be affiliated with the school, you can just create the group.

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About Lisa Wilson

21 year old social worker, pursuing her MSW and trying to live every day to the fullest. Never seen without iced coffee or her planner!

Posted on July 8, 2013, in Pre-College, Social Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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