10 Icebreaker Questions to Ask in Your First Week of College

Making friends at college isn’t always easy, but for a good university experience, it’s important to have people who have your back. You will go through a lot during your college years: heartbreak, new friends, stress or living by yourself. College is a new chapter in your life, and it’s important to find people who you can share all those new experiences with. Of course, due to the last two years, it’s not only freshman stepping onto campus for the first time. We are being thrown back into social situations, and sometimes it’s hard to connect to people. And while the most important and first step to get to know people is always introducing yourself, the following 10 icebreaker questions to ask in your first week of college can help you inside and outside your college classroom. 

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5 Icebreaker Questions to Ask Inside the Classroom in Your First Week to Make Friends Fast

  1. Have you looked at the syllabus yet? 
  2. What do you think about the professor? 
  3. What are you looking forward to in university?
  4. Which class are you looking forward to the most?
  5. What’s your major? Do you already know what you want to pursue with it?

5 Icebreaker Questions to Ask Outside the Classroom to Make Friends Fast

  1. How was your summer? And what did you do?
  2. What was the last show you binge-watched?
  3. Have you had the chance to travel recently?
  4. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free-time?
  5. Have you already become used to being away from your family?

Icebreaker questions are always a good start for a conversation, but it’s also important to be open, ready to talk about yourself and ready to share some private details. In the end, the best way to connect to people is by sharing your interests because you will definitely meet some people who like the same things. Make sure to be a few minutes early to every class and try to have a conversation with the person sitting next to you. If you feel like you are having a good conversation don’t be afraid to ask for lunch together, especially if you are sharing more than one class. 

Making friends at college can mean going out of your comfort zone, talking to people first, or simply not giving up if it’s awkward in the beginning. But you will thank yourself later on, when you have amazing friends.

If you are more into making friends over the internet or apps, give our article how to make new friends after moving a read. 

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