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Advice for New Students From Those Who Know (Older Students)

As an incoming freshman I wish I’d known I didn’t need to know everything! I was so wrapped up in the idea that I had to know my major, how to navigate campus and the social scene, even how to do laundry. Sometimes the beauty is in figuring these things out organically. To be a successful freshman, you just have to be willing to learn as you go. — Grace Carita, Bucknell University, ’18

Sometimes a mental health day is in order. Don’t go to class, sleep in, enjoy your favorite book, feel like a rebel. College is the last time in your life when you’ll be able to shirk off an entire day of responsibility. Do it, just not too often. — Michaela Eby, St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame, ’15

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How to Meet Your College Friends Before You Even Arrive

Your college experience will be some of the best four years of your life. But on move-in day, the sea of unfamiliar faces can feel really intimidating.

Don’t know any students at your school-to-be? No worries—we’ve got you covered. Here are a few easy ways to get to know some friends before your freshman orientation.

Join the admitted students Facebook group

Join your Class of 2020 Facebook group! Often, these Facebook groups will not only be open to accepted students from your incoming class, but will also include a few upperclassmen who are there to help answer your questions. They will usually post something to introduce themselves, saying their major and what extracurriculars they are involved in.

Don’t be afraid to message these students! These students want to help you—they wouldn’t have posted if they didn’t. If you’re interested in what they’re studying or have questions about an extracurricular group they’re involved in, you can definitely ask for their advice or even just to hear more about their experiences.

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The Best Places to Make Friends in College

You’re at a new school, hoping to make friends that will turn into lifelong connections. So, where should you begin looking? What’s the key to finding these future lifelong pals?

Location, location, location!

There are so many great ways to meet friends in college but, the fact of the matter is, you’re a lot better of if you start looking in the right spots.

Here are some of the top places you can meet and make friends in college...

The Dorms

Try to be friendly to everyone in your dorm, as it’s the easiest way to make friends. Remember, most of the people there are in the same situation as you and will likely welcome a friendly face.

Introduce yourself to your neighbors when you first move in. There’s nothing more awkward than feeling like you know someone but never “officially” meeting them so try to get that out of that way while it’s easy.

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How to Make Friends in College: A Comprehensive Guide

One of the best things about college is all the opportunities it gives you to start fresh. This is especially the case with friends. You’re in a new place surrounded by literally thousands of people you’ve never met before. All of these people are potential friends. You just have to seek them out.

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

– C.S. Lewis

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The Attractor Factor: Why We Flirt and What It Means

Imagine this scene: two people walk into a room and immediately notice each other (cue the romantic music). They hesitantly take a few steps forward, smiling shyly. One runs fingers through tousled hair, while the other straightens a piece of clothing. One laughs nervously while the other coughs. Once they are within speaking distance, a conversation begins. The words, “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?” issues forth from one, which causes eye rolls from the other and a screeching needle on record sound.

Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship or a potential disaster? Will they laugh about this when they tell the story of their initial encounter at their wedding or will they be grateful that it didn’t progress beyond that first awkward interaction?

Flirting is something people learn in childhood as a means of charming others or getting something they want without asking directly. It offers the opportunity to test the waters without diving in head first. How easy is it to say no the innocent look of a toddler who wants ice cream before dinner, especially if they say “Please.” in a tiny voice?  There are some who adamantly insist that young children aren’t engaging in flirtatious behavior since they contend that it sexualizes the child or the act of simply being friendly. Flirting may indeed be just that, a way of reaching out to get to know another.

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Other Ways to Use Your Degree

by Jenna Marbles 

Enjoy! =) 

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Dating a College Girl Isn't as Sexy as It Seems

Hot Date - Brian Murphy and Emily Axford attempt a lovely night out for a romantic meal, but sadly blow their chances by bringing themselves.

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Frampus T-Shirt

Men's Size XL Frampus T-Shirt

 

Frampus ID Tag

Connect your online Frampus identity to your real-life identity by using your Frampus ID Tag to communicate with other students around you. If someone spots you on campus or in the city and finds you interesting, they can search for you via your Frampus Tag ID number and get in touch with you on Frampus.com!

It's a way of bringing your online identity to real life and enables you to meet new and interesting people that you may have never met otherwise! Each tag has a unique ID to distinguish you from everyone else.  =) 

We'll pay for shipping! All you have to do is sign up, build a profile, add this item to your cart and checkout using a valid mailing address. Once you receive it, affix it to your bookbag, backpack, purse or even yourself and people who spot you can search for you on Frampus.com instantly by using your Frampus ID. 

 

50 Ways to Make Friends in College
Whether you're shy or outgoing, there are endless ways to connect

Making friends in college can sometimes feel overwhelming, whether you're getting ready to start classes for the first time or whether you're enrolled in a new semester of classes and don't know any of your new classmates.

Fortunately, since college communities are constantly changing—new students are coming in, students are coming back from being abroad, new classes are starting, new clubs are forming—meeting people and making friends is simply part of the normal routine. If you're not sure where exactly to start, however, try any (or all!) of these ideas.

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How To Make Friends In College (Besides Frampus.com)

The college environment really is one of the easiest places to make friends. You're surrounded by thousands peers, most of whom are open to meeting people. Of course, that statement can seem like a slap in the face if you're at college and struggling with your social life. It can make you feel like there's something extra wrong with you for having trouble in such a supposedly easy situation.

  1. Put yourself in places where potential friends are, and then meet and talk to them
  2. Take the initiative to hang out with the people you seem to click with
  3. Keep making plans and hanging out with these people you get along with and see where the budding friendship goes. Things can't work out with everyone, but some will become your friends.

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7 Easiest Ways to Make Friends on Campus


Graduating from high school and moving away to college means you’re leaving home, but your childhood bedroom isn’t the only thing you’re leaving behind. In many cases, it also means that you’re saying goodbye to your friends and the high school you.

College is a fresh start. Perhaps you’ve been waiting for this for a while–you’re ready to meet new people and redefine yourself. You’re ready to not be a “mean girl” anymore and excited to let your inner nerd shine bright. Or maybe you’re counting down the days to being on campus where you can come out and be accepted for who you are. Either way, you can choose your own identity–change if you’d like, or stay the same, it’s completely up to you.

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8 Unconventional Ways To Make New Friends On Campus At College

If you had a solid friend group in high school, college might be a tough adjustment — with everyone choosing to go different places, you really need to find a way to make some new friends that'll help you ease into the brand new college lifestyle. For some, this might be kind of difficult — after all, it's been a while since you had to branch out and find people who have similar interests — but luckily, there are plenty of unconventional ways to make new friends on campus.


For the record, yes — you really should go out there and try to meet new people. While your high school friends shouldn't immediately vanish, this is an opportunity to do your own thing, figure out who you really are, and meet people that might just morph into lifelong friends. The four (or more) years you spend at college will be years that you'll look back on forever.

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7 Unexpected Places to Meet Your College Friends

College is a time to meet new people and try new things. From endless dining hall lines to club events to random orientation meetings, college was designed to help you bond with those around you. You never know when you’re going to make new friends, and it usually happens when you least expect it! Here are seven unexpected places where you could find your new college friends.

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Here's One Way to Make Friends on Campus

And for everyone else, there's Frampus, FRiends on cAMPUS! =) 

 

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Some Campus Amusement

Redneck Picking up Girls on Campus Using a Puppy

Looks like age doesn't matter as long as a puppy is involved...

 

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What is Frampus? 

In a nutshell, Frampus is a place to make new friends on campus and meet up with old friends from campus.

The fact of the matter is that Frampus is still a little too complex to explain properly and there is way more to it than what's on the surface. But for now you can learn more about it from the Frampus press release on the link below...

 

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Welcome to Frampus!

You've reached Frampus, FRiends on cAMPUS! 

We're obviously brand new but we're going live this weekend May 11 & 12 but you can join us now, it's free! :)

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Quote of the Day

"In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends."  -John Churton Collins