Hey prospective students! This one’s for you!
Getting into college is a really exciting time, and it isn’t complete without relatives breathing down your neck, a ton of anxiety, T-shirts from every school in the state (or country), and of course, FACEBOOK.
College Facebook groups can be really helpful in determining what school you’d like to go to. You can get a really good feel for the school and what the people there are like. Hope’s Facebook page is different from others because it’s actually run by the school. This is a great way to get any questions you have answered! Here’s a quick guide to the Hope College Facebook group.
Don’t overuse it.
This can be tricky. I know that it’s a really exciting time, but remember that these are all online faces – no one here has ever met you, so adding the entire group on Facebook might not be a great idea. With all of the things that I say below, just remember not to overdo it.
We don’t bite. This is what we’re here for! We’re here to help you make the best decision for you, and if you need to know something, we would love to help you out! Don’t be embarrassed.
It’s not just for finding a roommate.
Our administration actually does a great job pairing roommates together! I went in blind this year and my roommate and I get along great; we’re very alike, too. I know that it can be scary to not know (because Not Knowing in general is terrifying), but just go with it. Trust me. With this is mind, if you’d still like to search for a roommate on the group, by all means go ahead. I can’t stop you!
We’re friendly people who love a good cup of conversation. Exclaim your excitement, post your photos of Hope apparel, introduce yourself! We’re happy to have you here!
Long story short use this group to your advantage, to meet people, ask questions, and figure out if Hope is the right place for you, but don’t creep everyone out.
If you have any questions for me you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, through Facebook, or my twitter @hopebrooke18! I’d love to answer them!