MU is a melting pot of students from all around the world.

Some start the first day of school with friends already established, but it can be a lonely beginning for many. Even if you don’t know anyone at school from your hometown, it can still be easy to become part of a group.

There are numerous ways to meet people across campus if you look for your niche.

Join one of the 600+ student organizations

Becoming a member of a student organization is the first step toward finding people who share your interests.

On the Orgsync campus engagement website, you can search for organizations based on what you are interested in — whether it be related to your major, hobby or passion.

There are at least 600 clubs and other organizations, from the Agribusiness Club to the Steel Bridge Team to the Saxophone Society and Students for Liberty.

To get started, you can book a one-on-one consultation with an Involvement Ambassador.

Attend events on campus

Being aware of your surroundings is essential to knowing what’s going on around campus. It’s important to venture out of your dorm room and attend events being held. Look for flyers hanging around campus or visit the Stuff to Do at MU website for a calendar of events.

Join a fraternity or sorority

Greek Life is one of MU’s oldest traditions. The Greek community is comprised of around 29 percent of the undergraduate population. Joining a sorority or fraternity means finding a brotherhood or sisterhood that fits with your interests and personality, based on principles such as service or scholarship. To learn more, contact the Office of Greek Life.

Simply strike up a conversation with someone

Look for opportunities to hang out with people in places you frequent across campus. Look for potential study buddies, lunch pals in dining halls and friends in your dorm to plan a movie night. Before you know it, you will have your own personal community within your new home.

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