You’ll meet a lot of new people that weekend. In what might be your most vulnerable moment as a college student, you’ll meet people who seem very sure of themselves. They’ll seem certain that college is just high school with more binge drinking. They’ll be more concerned with their party schedules than their class schedules.
Ignore those people.
The people you’re looking for are a lot like you. They’re not quite sure who they are; not quite sure where to start. They feel a little afraid, and a little weird. They want to matter, and they’re concerned by what they see going on around them.
Look for those people, even if they take longer to find.
Because after all, you should feel weird in a culture that has deviated so far from what’s important.