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How To Make Connections in the Era of Covid-19

August 1, 2020

It is no surprise that in the face of Covid-19, countless changes have had to be made to maintain the goals of the different facets of university life. Changes of learning, changes in teaching and most importantly, changes in community are being formed to better supplement the lack of in person connection. 

In all of this chaos, especially for students entering college for the first time, meeting people and finding friends can feel like an impossible task but luckily there are ways to quickly and effectively not just meet, but actually connect with others. 

Find Gateways

The first way is not a destination but more of the first steps and gateways that can lead to the end goal and these are the school sponsored or facilitated conversations. These can take the form of a discussion on Canvas, a school sponsored app like ZeeMee or in the classes themselves. While the conversations within these settings are most often stale, they provide an area where you can meet people and then form separate group chats aside from that. 

Social Media

The second area of importance are the various social media platforms available. Things such as finding roommates by going to instagram and looking for people that are the same year and college as you, snapchat group chats, twitter, or reddit, the possibilities on these sites have the doors, you just need to open them. 

Make Yourself Accessible

The third way is the thing that people get wrong most often and that is because they forget that they need to make themselves easier to find as well. Hardly anyone has a large group of friends going into a University so by making yourself easier to find on any of the mediums above, and doing things like listing or showing your interests will help others that are in the same position find you.

At the end of the day, all it takes is some effort and information to be able to make friends easily and quickly in this unknown environment so while this post is meant to help students with the information, it is only half of the solution to solve this complex problem students are facing. 

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How To Incorporate Meditation Into Your Routine

Meditation is a great tool that allows students to destress and integrate moments of stillness into their everyday routines. It may feel intimidating to start a meditation practice, but you do not need to meditate for long periods of time or have a completely…

July 2, 2020
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Self-Management Tools To Boost Your Personal Growth

The world around you cannot enhance your personal growth; only you can. The person who has the most to do with your personal development is you. Self-management is the focus of personal growth coaching, and the application of these strategies has profound implications for…

June 5, 2020
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Online Games to Play with Your Friends

In the midst of recent events, many college students are advised to stay inside and keep to themselves. Now, this can be great for introverts who have been waiting for this kind of thing to be socially acceptable their whole lives, but for those…

March 16, 2020
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Tips for Eating Healthy in College

When you are in college, especially if you are living on-campus away from home, it may be overwhelming to figure out how to eat. From the plethora of on-campus food choices to dining halls, it is easy to eat too many calories or go…

January 21, 2020
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Campus Care: Sickness and Strength at School

Going to college and living on campus is a new and exciting experience. Less exciting, however, is being sick and far away from home. Trying to overcome an illness and meet deadlines simultaneously can feel like trying to achieve mission impossible.  The winter months…

January 2, 2020
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Why College Students Can’t Sleep

It seems that sleeping and college life just do not go together since sleeping is something that almost every student fails to do at some point. When did sleeping regularly become harder than studying? Are students studying so hard that they do not have…

October 25, 2019
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Ways Students Can Manage Their Mental Health

Back to school means change, which brings opportunities or maybe anxiety. Mental health is important to living your best life. College life prepares you for the future in many ways. Here are some tips to help manage your mental health for back to school. …

October 15, 2019
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Think Better: How Students Can Benefit From Meditation

The life of a student can be a stressful one. Constant deadlines, uncertainty about one’s future, the pressure of balancing a job, a personal life, and one’s studies…it’s a lot to deal with. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed by it all, you should…

January 28, 2019
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Where to Go When You’re Sick in College

Since we are stuck in the middle of flu season there is a good chance that you could still get sick. If you can prevent that, you’ll be golden! However, it can be difficult to not get sick especially if you’re living in the residence…

January 23, 2019