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3 Ways to Make Friends Before Move-In

Monday, March 14, 2022

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Starting college can be intimidating. We get that. Having familiar faces around you on your first day is a key way of alleviating some of the stress of starting school. Here are some of the ways you can get a jump starting on meeting friends before move-in:

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1. Check out virtual communities

ZeeMee is an interactive app for you to meet and chat with other interested and admitted students before orientation. Within ZeeMee, you can match on shared interests and passions, try Friend Finder to see potential roommates for the future, and participate in virtual social events. Download the app today and enter the colleges, like UNW that you’re interested or admitted to.

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2. Attend an on-campus event

Throughout the school year, there are a number of events that are open to prospective students including sporting event, a theatre production, a gallery opening, or a music performance. Go experience your future campus!

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3. Follow the universities that you’re interested in on social media

Instagram or TikTok is a great way to keep up on what’s going on, what’s coming up, and the general feeling of a campus. You’ll be able to see student club events, upcoming events, and get to know current students.

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