My first semester of college will be done virtually — how am I supposed to make friends?

A recent high school graduate wrote

into Group Chat with concerns about

their first semester of college .

“My school just announced it will be going

fully remote for at least my first semester

due to coronavirus,” they wrote.

“I’m terrified that ... I won’t ever ... develop

the lifelong connections everyone always

talks about,” they continued.

“What can I do here to stop my

college experience from being

completely ruined?” they asked.

Here’s how a few ITK writers responded.

Kelsey Weekman said: “Your fellow classmates will 100 percent be eager to meet new people when you can head to campus".

Justin Chan said: "You’re about to spend more than 50 percent of your time in Zoom classes, so take note and look them up on social media".

Katie Mather said: "Seek out Facebook groups, social media pages and group chats related

to your campus and your passions"

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