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3 Tips for Making Friends as a Brock University Student

3 Tips for Making Friends as a Brock University Student

Being a Brock University student can be a fun and exciting experience. Unfortunately, it can also be a lonely experience if you are so focused on academics that you do not take the time to make friends. Luckily, there are at least three things you can do to start making friends now.

Get Involved

Brock University offers an assortment of opportunities to connect with other students. You could participate in an intramural sport, such as basketball, soccer, or volleyball. You can also get involved by joining a club. At Brock University, there are clubs for just about any interest, including clubs targeted at your academic interests, clubs with a religious focus, and clubs focused on bringing awareness about disabilities or other problems that some students face.

Joining an intramural team or a campus club has several large benefits. First, you can connect with other people, making friends. Second, you can share your interests with others who enjoy the same activities. Third, if you are willing to branch out, joining a sport or club that is unfamiliar to you, you can expand your interests.

Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, both those who are volunteering alongside you and those you help. Brock University has several clubs whose focus is on volunteerism, but you can also look for volunteer opportunities on your own. You could volunteer to tutor your roommate who is struggling in a class. You could clean-up trash in the community. The opportunities for volunteering are limitless.

Talk to People

It might seem a little funny to say that you need to talk to people, but the ultimate key to making friends is getting outside of your comfort zone. Talk to the people around you. Introduce yourself to people who are in your classes, especially those who are in several of your classes. Get to know your roommates. Be friendly toward your roommates’ friends when they come to visit. Even if you are a shy person, you can try to get to know more people.

If you are interested in living in a community that supports both academic and social success, contact us. StudentLofts.ca (the premier off-campus living experience for students at Brock) has loads of opportunities to connect with your fellow students, including a fitness centre, a games room, a movie theatre, a TV lounge and more.

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