Written By: Bree Blair
Transferring schools isn't the easiest thing; being immersed into a new environment with new people is definitely intimidating. Luckily, University of Miami has everything you need to feel right at home. One of the best things to do is to get involved in clubs, even if it's only a couple to start. It has been a huge help for me!
Another way to get comfortable at UM is to try joining a team. Team bonding is a really great way to build long-lasting friendships, especially if you meet more than once a week. As for me, I'm on the Hurricanettes, one of the many dance teams on campus. I moved down to Florida early to check it out, and I'm really glad I did. Everyone on my team has made my transition to UM easier than ever. If dancing isn't for you, there are tons of club sports to choose from. There is bound to be one out there that interests you! If you're participating in a club or activity that reflects your person interests, that's where the best of friends are made because you all already have something in common before even really know each other yet!
If teams aren't for you, it's always good to have a study buddy! Who knows, your future best friend could be sitting next to you in class, but you'll never find out if you don't get to know them! Being new is never easy, but all it takes is a little conversation in class or joining a club to make UM start to really feel like home. College is a great way to figure out who you are, and what better way to do that than to have awesome friends with you along the way!