I Don't Think I Fit In

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>So, I am going into my sophomore year next fall. My freshman year was actually pretty horrible. Academically, at least, it was great. I got a 4.0 and didn't do much work. However, socially it was horrible.</p>

<p>I didn't meet a single friend and was basically in my room alone the whole time. I haven't met anyone that I feel I connect with. I don't really like football and I don't drink. </p>

<p>Last year I was in Couzens and this year I will be in Northwood III. Do you guys think it will be easier to meet people, like people that live nearby? If not, I don't really know what to do or how else to meet people.</p>

<p>there are a lot of similar posts on the College Life forum, basically one solution to this problem is to go out more, be friendly and don't be afraid to strike up a conversation in appropriate situations.</p>

<p>I honestly don't think how living in northwood is going to help when u didn't make any friends when you lived in couzens. People in NW are probably more distant since they're apartments.</p>

<p>Join student organizations, get a job if u dont have one, and theres all kinds of activities that will make it possible to meet new people.</p>

<p>Well Batllo, I wouldn't call it a problem per se, but I see what you are getting at. I just don't make friends that easily and quickly. I have about 4 close friends, and thats it. Really, I don't know how people can have, or think they have, lots and lots of friends or how they can make friends so quickly.</p>

<p>Patience! One does not make friends easily. Give it time. You will meet a bunch of friendly and similar-minded people at Michigan, but you need to give it time.</p>

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<p>4 close friends is a lot better than 50 friends that you aren't close with. second, alexandre's right. give it time.</p>

<p>amen charliharper, amen.</p>

<p>Don't worry, my son did not really click socially until his 2nd year. Try and attend activities that are related to your academic major and that will automatically give you common ground with others in that setting. With your strong academic perfornace it would seem that other students would enjoy having you in their study groups, so find out about those in class and join them. You might not need the help they provide, but others will appreciate your help.</p>

<p>Deff agree with CharlieHarper. I don't drink and only go partying occasionally, but the friends I have are people I connect to emotionally, not just people I laugh with because I'm drunk. Those aren't the friends you want to have. So yeah, as other people have said, join some extracurrics, meet some similarly-minded people, and make sure your friends are quality friends!</p>