1) Leave your dorm door open.
It’s a friendly invitation to get to know people in the first couple of weeks –– please do close your door eventually though!
2) Go up to people and make conversation.
This sounds weird, but in the first couple of weeks, you can do it. Find a familiar face that you might recognize from your floor or a class and start talking — you never know where it might lead!
3) College (like a lot of things in life) is what you make of it.
Whether it’s a personal/social/academic/professional thing, it’s up to you to take the first step, even if it’s outside your comfort zone. One thing that is both beautiful yet daunting is the number of possibilities and opportunities college gifts us. Explore, experiment and find what’s right for you. Take time to discover all there is, figure out who you are and who you want to be, and, most, importantly find your support system.