Facebook Etiquette for Pre-Collegiettes: To Friend or Not to Friend

It’s official. You’ve put down your deposit, filled out your housing survey and are anxiously awaiting information about orientation weekend. Now that you’ve decided where you’re going next year, it’s understandable that you’re excited about your school and want to turn to Facebook to reach out to your fellow pre-collegiettes™ in the Class of 2016.

It’s intimidating to head to a campus where you don't know anybody, so it makes sense that you want to get to know people before you arrive. Keep in mind though, that everybody is in the same boat as you—heading to a brand new place with very few solidified friendships or connections, if any at all. As a result, your first instinct may be to start with Facebook.

But should you reach out to everybody in your school’s network? Should you create a group for all the girls who will be living on your floor? What about one for all the people in your major? What is the proper Facebook etiquette for getting in touch with people going to your school? Have no fear, pre-collegiettes™. HC has pulled together some helpful dos and don’ts before you step into Facebook territory.