Whatever social experience you had in high school will pale in comparison to the social scene of college. With a little over 5,000 students within the 18 to 22 age bracket living together, the amount of potential social interactions can be exciting and overwhelming. Being a little over a month into my first year at Tufts, I’ve found that my best social moments haven’t been at parties in frat basements or in classes, but in the hallways of my own dorm. Don’t think that parties are the only social outlet on campus. Lots of new freshmen are on the lookout for new friends, so keep your door open, play your music a little too loud, and take a peek into the common room or down the hall to see what the commotion is all about. From the international student down the hall who loves Ed Sheeran to the mixed race friend from Delaware who happens to be a Tufts senator to the girl from across the country who plays rugby, there are so many cool and interesting people that you’ll meet and grow close to. These are the people who you’ll study with, groan with about midterms, and celebrate with when the good times roll, and they could be right next door.