How to turn a campus into a home

No matter where you are from or the size of the town you called home, moving to a school with over 50,000 individuals is extremely overwhelming. However, that feeling of loneliness doesn’t have to last long. Meeting people is as easy as 1-2-3 Explore the possibility of Greek life. Although there has been a stigma Read More…

How To Find Unlike Minded People As An Incoming College Student

(Credit: Shelby Knuth/Transfer Transition Program) I started my first year at UW-Madison as a Transfer Student. Having already experienced my first two years in college at MATC (Madison Area Technical College), I thought I was past the hurdle of building relationships and finding a community, however, this couldn’t have been farther from the truth. After Read More…

Lonely? Three ways to find your people at U.W.

Many freshmen struggle with the same problem coming into college. While meeting new people is intimidating, it doesn’t always have to be. U.W. Madison has some amazing opportunities to help you find lifelong friends while staying active, healthy, and happy. Clubs are one of the best ways to expand your social circle. Read to learn Read More…

Creating Dorm Friendships

“I don’t anticipate having a hard time making friends in college.” Okay, there I said it…but you were all thinking it. Regardless of what we tell ourselves, making new friends in college is one of the most stressed about topics for incoming freshman. Nervous and don’t know where to start, keep reading to learn some Read More…

Three Places to Meet People on Campus

Navigating your way on a new campus is tough but knowing about places where lots of freshmen spend their time is important when trying to meet new people. This post features a few places around campus where you can meet people with aligned interests. Student Organizations Attending the student organization fair is an easy way Read More…

Three Ways to Break the Ice at Your New Home

Everyone agrees that friends are an essential part of the college experience, but finding your core friend group is a challenge every student has to overcome. Here are three things you can try as soon as you get to campus in order to find like-minded people and forge long-lasting friendships. Your Dorm is Your Home Read More…

Finding Your People: Advice From a Pandemic Freshman

I started my freshman year at UW-Madison with the assumption that making good friends was an inevitable part of the college experience. Unfortunately for me, COVID-19 was raging and my classes were all online. It was hard work and I often felt discouraged, but I was able to start building a solid group of friends. Read More…

Build the Best Community

Freshman year of college can be a daunting time for many. For some, it’s the first time away from home. Crowded dormitories can be the best of times and the worst depending on your ability to make friends. Follow these tips to help establish strong social connections and make the most of this big year. Read More…