Making new friends is hard under any circumstance but the pandemic has added a layer of complexity to our lives that makes it even more challenging, especially for college kids.
A few weeks ago, a mom in the Grown and Flown Parents group told us that her daughter was a college freshman living in the dorm. She was in a single with no suite mates so she was living alone struggling to forge new relationships.
Her daughter was delighted to find a card under her door that read:
HEYY! This is Hannah and Candace we live in X and we are looking tor some NEW FRIENDS cuz rn we have a grand total of 2 any way come knock on (one) our doors or hit up our Instagrams!
Mom and daughter thought “What a fabulous idea! There is hope! #pandemicdormlife.”
A few weeks later another mom in the group wrote:
To whoever posted a couple weeks ago or so, about thier kiddo receiving a notecard looking for friends – THANK YOU!! My daughter’s college moved in the freshman first, with lab and clinical student from the other years. She’s in clinicals, so is on campus.
She’s in a junior dorm, where there’s a grand total of 20 kids in the entire building so far. She’s a very social extrovert, with no roommate and has been soooo lonely the past few weeks. I had screenshot the sample to her – and she got to work!
She handed out 10 to the girls in her dorm last night, and she’s heard from 3 already! She called me all excited – I could hear the change in her voice. So THANK YOU for sharing such a simple yet great idea (she’s going to hand out to the guys too, without all the hearts n such).
We love the community on Grown and Flown Parents, in part, because of terrific ideas like this. What first-year students need to understand is that they are not alone in their desire to connect. Nowadays a hack like this is perfect. Pass it on.