A big part of college is forming connections and building a network, but that can feel difficult as an online student. We have a few tips on how to get started.

  1. Reach Out to Classmates
  2. Join a Club
  3. Just Ask

Reach out to classmates

It’s always good to get a study buddy for classes, especially for courses vital to your major. Pay attention to who’s active on class forums and reach out through your school email. Keep it professional at first and stick to class topics. If you click, great! If not, don’t worry. Most classes have 15-20 students, which means you have that many chances to make a connection.

Join a club

The pandemic has taught us all how to be more flexible, and on-campus clubs are no exception. A number of Southeast organizations are open to the idea of remote members, especially those focused on academics. SE Link lists all student organizations on campus. Joining a club can help keep you involved, build out your resume, and connect you with like-minded people.

Just Ask

Don’t be afraid to put out a general call for friends on the Living at Southeast Facebook page. These posts are common, especially at the beginning of the semester, and can connect you with other people looking for support and friendship while earning a degree. You can also follow the Southeast Online Facebook page and the University’s social pages to stay up to date on events and interact with other Redhawks.