Make friends and build a community by taking a chance and saying “Hi” to a fellow UC Berkeley student!
Social support is essential to our overall health and well being. Studies confirm what many of us know about the benefits of having friends:
- lowered stress levels,
- a heartier immune system,
- and an increased ability to concentrate and learn.
It's not always easy, but making and maintaining friendships help us be healthier and happier and are worth the time investment. And each day offers opportunities to connect with potential and established friends. Plus, being the giver or recipient of a friendly greeting can be an instant day brightener and add to the sense of belonging and community we want every UC Berkeley student to feel.