Need help making friends

I’m 2 weeks in to my freshman year and I only really know my roommate and that’s it. Since Covid restricts a lot of things to do it’s hard to meet people. I’m not the most outgoing person but I’ll talk to you if you talk to me. I just need some advice on how to meet people.

My D20 has met quite a few people through her school’s Class of 2024 Facebook page, which then spread to Snap and Insta with smaller groups. She is also in a group chat somewhere with a bunch of people from the Honors Program. All of these connections were made online first, then she and her roommate/suitemate started connecting in person for studying, visiting over coffee, etc. It’s not much, but it’s better than what a lot of freshmen have right now. She’s trying hard to make friends before the snow flies, because she understands how much harder it will be when they can’t meet outdoors.

Best wishes for a great freshman year! I hope you do make some great friends.

No doubt your college will have most / all of their EC clubs online. I would peruse what options they have and join a few to see if anything resonates with you. If possible, get outside and study. Being socially distant while the weather is nice you may find you can connect with people doing the same. Do you have a connection with your room mate? If so, perhaps discuss ways you can extend your bubble to have some meaningful social interactions together. Go to the campus gym if it is open or see if there is some form of physical exercise group meeting to run or play something outside like tennis, pickleball, golf frisbee. I am sure your college knows that it is hard during these times to meet people and so they will have put options that perhaps were in person now as online offerings. GL!

Here are some threads to read on this very topic.

https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-life/1808143-having-trouble-adjusting-to-college-making-friends-top-10-things-to-do.html#latest

https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/discussion/comment/22920670#Comment_22920670

It takes time. Be patient. This thread also might help: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-life/2016222-to-those-who-feel-lonely-homesick-friendless-think-they-chose-the-wrong-school-etc-p1.html