Going away to college for the first time can be difficult. New demands are placed on a guy to excel academically and socially. Whether you know some people at your new school or not, many new relationships will be coming your way. These include relationships with RAs, professors, local merchants, and other college students (male and female).
Five things to keep in mind as ways to handle your potential newfound friends:
1. Strike a balance between maintaining your current friends and making new friends - no one can tell you how much time to spend staying in touch with your high school buds. If you are lonely or have trepidations about making new friends, contact with your old support system is important. But don't let that stop you from attempting to make new friends. Texting old friends when out with a new group is not a good idea, though. It takes you away from the present. If you want to touch base or share your new experiences with your old friends, do it when you are alone.
2. Try new activities - this is what college is about. College is not a continuation of high school. You are living away from home, your parent(s), and home-based rules and routines. Eat at different places, join clubs, and get engaged in campus life. Pick something you think you will be good at and pick something you think will be more challenging. Stick with those activities for a semester or two and see what you want to continue doing. You will meet people and make friends through activities.