It is not the last chance! Here are some things to try:
- Have you joined any clubs on campus? Try to find a couple that interest you. If they have events coming up, sign up to help organize, etc. Sharing work is a great way to meet people.
- Are there opportunities to volunteer through any organization on campus? If the other volunteers are students, you might meet some people that way.
- You could try baking something in the dorm if you have a kitchen. Desserts are especially well received by other students.
- You and your roommate could try playing games in the common area. Pick a game more than one person can play (cards, or if there are board games there). If there are board games you don't know how to play (because you are international), ask other students hanging out there to teach you. I know my kids would love to teach someone to play "Apples to Apples" or something like that.
- Leave your dorm room door open with music playing while you are hanging out. Sometimes people will come in to chat.
- I definitely made new friends after freshman year. Partly because of moving to different housing locations where different people lives. And I got to know people in my major better (since we had more classes together).
- You do need to work on asking people about their plans when you get to know them in clubs or via study groups. If your study group meets right before lunch or dinner, ask them what they are doing for the meal and see if you can go along.
- If your campus has any "theme housing" that you are interested in, look into moving there next year. Then you more natually have something in common with those people that you may not have with a random dorm group.
- Do you have a job on campus? If not, that is another way to meet people (depending on the job). You can even bond over the "fun" of working together in campus food service.