Will I be able to make friends? (updated Oct. 28)

Yes. Friendship is an important aspect of the college experience. If you participate in the online option, you will want and need to make intentional efforts to get connected with your peers outside of classrooms. You will likely have some courses that involve group projects and your connections with your partners on those projects could develop into friendships. In addition, friendships are often formed around common interests so Purdue’s vast range of student organizations is an excellent place to get involved and meet new people. It is true, that by selecting the online option, you will not have as much informal contact with others, but you can also find ways to create those informal contacts by attending virtual events and activities.