I'm attending a local unversity in the fall and I completed my orientation over the weekend. It was a complete failure! Out of over a hundred kids I didn't make one friend.
First during the icebreaker the person in the middle had to name something they liked and if you liked it too you had to move to a new spot. When I was in the middle no one moved.
Next, my dorm roomy for the night left at first and then didn't speak to me once she came back or in the morning.
No one volunteerly sat by me and one guy even moved when I sat next to him.
Most the workshops/people were talking about living on campus, which I'm not doing, so I didn't feel like I fit in much.
I felt pretty dumb for other reasons too.
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Aww I'm sorry you had a bad time hun :/ I can definitely relate. During my freshman orientation for college, I didn't make many friends either. It sucked since I didn't live on campus, it's really hard to make good friends in college when you commute.
Don't feel discouraged though, I'm sure once you start classes, you'll make friends. That's how it was for me. My orientation sucked but once classes actually started, I was able to make a few friends who I am still friends with today, 3 years later. Don't worry, you'll make friends, it may just take a little bit of time until you find someone you connect with. Keep your head up and don't let this situation turn you off from the college all together.
Even if you don't live on campus, there are probably some groups/clubs you can join to meet people as well. Most colleges are full of opportunities to make friends :)0