Fewer in-person classes, restrictions on social gatherings, and other safety guidelines have made it difficult for students to meet new people and create long-lasting friendships. These guidelines and restrictions are important to protect our health and physical well-being.
However, we want to recognize the importance of finding connection with your Hopkins peers, even when your university experience is virtual or physically distant. Building relationships is critical to your social and emotional well-being and cultivates a sense of belonging and connection to campus.
Making friends during the pandemic may look different but it isn’t impossible! Check out these tips below to meet new people on campus in a COVID-19 safe way.
Keep in mind that there will be some hiccups when making new friends. It’s normal!
Here are some conversation starters when you’re in a Zoom setting.
Whatever you choose to try, know that you are one step closer to making friends. Not every question, joke, or event you attend will lead you to a friendship, but it will help you build social skills that will lead to deeper connections.