The hundreds of new faces that await freshmen as they begin their first year of college can be overwhelming. Without the comforts of home and the familiarity of high school, many students feel a sense of dread as they prepare to the unknown. To help ease this transition, we offer tips to help freshmen overcome their social anxiety with suggestions on how to strike up conversation, get involved with student activities and make the most of dormitory or computer life. Meeting new people and being open to new experiences are keys to a successful first year.

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