New Friends

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Welcome to our Summer Socials and New Friends program! You'll find some information here to help you decide if you'd like to join one or both of these opportunities.

We know that it is really hard to meet people at UTM this year. Online classes and online student life means that you don't have the regular ways of chatting with people before or after class, meeting up for lunch, or talking to someone at an event. One of the most common struggles we are hearing from students this year is that it is really hard to make friends. If you feel this way, you are not alone!

We want to try and connect people so that you can make some new friends. If you want to meet other UTM students, complete this form and we'll look to match you with a few other students based on what you tell us is important to you. We may not be able to find a perfect match, but we'll try our best to see that you have at least something in common. The more you tell us, the more matching we can do! Once we provide you with your matches, it will be up to you to reach out and chat. You can do this through any format/platform of your choice, and we'll even provide a few suggestions for conversation starters. 

Take a chance and start talking to another UTM student. They just might be your new friend.

New Friends is also an opportunity to participate in online socials with other students. Information will be updated below for each term. All times listed are in Eastern Time.

Summer Term Socials

  • Tuesday, May 25, 10-11am. Family Fued Game
  • Tuesday, June 22, 10-11am
  • Tuesday, July 20, 10-11am
  • Tuesday, August 17, 10-11am

Instructions for the webform:

If you would like to be part of the New Friends matching program, please complete all required fields. At the end of the form, you'll also get the option to express your interest to join the socials (we'll send you a Zoom link for these).

If you don't want to be matched, but you do want to join the socials, you'll need to place an X in the required fields in the form in order to submit it. When you get to the end, click the box that says you want to join the socials, but not be matched with other students.

If you have already registered for New Friends and you've been matched, but you're coming back to this page to join the socials, please fill out the form by placing an X in the required fields in the form in order to submit it. When you get to the end, click the box that says you want to join the socials, but not be matched with other students.

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