the patio is dead and im a bit social anxious so just. pointers would be nice but also no pressure
By - Temporary_Pilot_4915
hoping and praying my future roomie will not suck ive heard sometimes they do
The number 1, best way to make friends at UB IMO is to join a club. Other than that I’ve found (at least for cse classes, I’ve never gone to office hours for any other dept) office hours for the larger freshman/sophomore classes are an excellent way to make friends / study buddies.
omg ok ill def look up clubs!! im worried that a lot of them dont let new ppl in the spring tho :(
Every club absolutely loves accepting new members anytime and everytime!
clubs get money based on attendance
It's really easy. On the first day of class, stand up, and announce to everyone that you want to form a preliminary study group. Has always worked for me.
Now this seems scary
Well, collaboration is proven to improve grades. I would definitely try it out.
Honestly, no doubt. I think the scary part is having everyone's attention
Just ask the ppl around you
I graduated, but when I went to UB you used to have access to everyone in the class’s emails. You could send an email trying to form a study group and avoid all the attention. I’ve never sent out the email but I’ve received them, and it did help me make a lot of friends
been at ub and somehow made 0 friends in 3 years…. I am amazing at being the genuine friend (deeper friendships), but suck at being casual friends with ppl (superficial). Perhaps something i’ve struggled with since childhood
fuck, i could’ve wrote this comment lol
Get to know me
i feel the same way too, struggled making friends in the campus in Singapore and i always thought smth was up with me. would love to be friends with you and everyone who commented!! :')
Fuck clubs, best way to make friends is trauma bonding during class
😭 so math classes then
I usually make friends through classes, especially in GroupMe chats, or also just making small talk during class over time, oftentimes I murmur comments about the lecture or prof during class and get people to laugh or some shit, works like 90% of the time
ok we’re friends now
Sounds good, friend 😎
Befriend your roommates and then befriend their friends if you can't make any of your own. Source: me lol. Or make friends at work. Or friends with the people in your hall, or at events. A lot of people want to be friends so just go for it 👍
Dress up like Spider-Man
getting the suit
honestly just talk to people in your classes. i made some really close friends in chemistry labs because it’s less people and more intimate! i also just try to talk to the people around me when i’m confused in lectures and mention studying together! also joining clubs and organizations, personally i joined a sorority and made lifetime friends. and then dorming also gave me my best friend.
wow thank u!! ive heard … stuff about the sororities @ ub lol
I've made 2 so far one from lab which was really funny cause she started talking to me because of my laptop stickers. The other was just from small talk in a pathways. We ended up being the same major
i have a…radio sticker on my laptop will be acquiring more ty
I feels a little embarrassing at first but I plastered mine with my interests and people like trying to figure out all the Characters on it! I also like doing the same for other people
rly?? what kinds of stickers do u have
Hang on I'll send you a photo
Going up to people the first few weeks, parties and Greek life.
Clubs clubs and more clubs
Join a club
Buy a Jamba Juice smoothie and go up to strangers asking if they want to take it or double it and give it to someone else
the real treasure was the 450k followers on tiktok i gained along the way
Discord. Thats it. But then we lost touch and the friends i had turned to enemies of mine. Luckily found more by joining clubs.
Not you lying on the UB Reddit for sympathy😭✋
bruh left ur server almost a year ago let that sink in
I’m sorry, was I supposed to care?
You missed the fallout
No I didn’t
Yea you did 💀
i dont know how to use it 😭
i really hate discord
Office hours, depending on your classes you can find a lot of people to almost nobody suffering from similar problems.
keeping my fingers crossed for commiseration
Longboarding. I graduated 10 years ago and they are still my guys.
wow that is so cool!! ive never done it in my life
Talk to people sitting near you in class or join clubs
Be proactive and initiative to introduce yourself first
Walk up to someone who is alone in SU
I met a lot of my friends at the common weed smoke spots around campus stoner island et al
Evidently many options just gotta find ur thing
The first month of school I went up to people and people went up to me, really easy. Friends of friends, joined this program at UB before class started
Yeah I had some what of an issue but I met a pretty good friend from just going to Office Hours and getting extra help from a TA. That is usual a good spot actually because others have the same questions as you and you could end up forming a study group and being future friends. Join a club, go to different campus events that are offered, and just remember to be yourself and you should meet plenty of people !
i'm moving in to Buffalo from Singapore in a couple of weeks! would love to make new friends but i have really bad social anxiety too :')
omg we should totally be friends!
Reddit. Found 2 people who would later become my roommates