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Starting college, extremely nervous. Tips/advice appreciated

I'm graduating college soon and will be starting college in September. Having social anxiety has made many things difficult, and I feel like I've missed out on a lot of things. Mainly I feel like I've never had a solid group of friends. Its not that I don't have any, I just have never felt very close to them. Most of the friends I hang out with at school I rarely see outside of school. I struggle with meeting new people but since I'll be starting a new school, where I don't know anyone, I guess I'm going to have to try. I'd like to meet some new friends, I'm just not sure how to go about it. I'm extremely nervous, so any tips / advice on how to meet people, or how to get over my anxiety and break out of my shell a little so that I can enjoy my college experience would be appreciated :P
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I would recommend joining a sorority. I myself struggled badly in college and looking back a fraternity would of probably helped.

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If you can find a way to not have internet or TV in your room I would recommend it. Yes it's scary to not have internet in your room but there's usually a nearby wireless place for musts. Having internet in your room with SA leads to a lot of hiding away.
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People in college are a lot more easy going and accepting than in high school. Don't worry about it, you'll make plenty of friends. Just be kind to them and they'll be kind to you. Simple as that

Never think opportunity as another way for anxiety to push you down, think of it as another way for you to push anxiety down.

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I didn't make a single friend in college and I didn't get laid. Good luck. Definitely join a club.
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