I attended my college's orientation back in June and I noticed something. People always say that everyone is your shoes when it comes to the first day of college and not knowing anyone. A majority of people at orientation were attending with friends that would also be going to the college. Is that rare? I just find it odd that a lot of people already knew others. You could tell that these people were friends from high school just based on their conversations (we were put in groups of about eight and I was the only one that didn't know anybody else in the group). I will be attending a state school that has plenty of students. My orientation session was only for undeclared students, but it still felt odd. A lot of these students were coming from hours away as well (it doesn't matter, but it does tell you that not all of them were from around that area). Just curious if this is normal.
I'm a loner, but hopefully college students are willing to make extra friends. I always feel like an outcast. Maybe it's abnormal to not know anyone from orientation lol. Thank you for your replies!