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Homesickness

Homesickness is very common for many college students.  College is a huge transition and at times it will feel like the best 4 years of life and at others the worst.  Homesickness is natural, but don’t let that hold you back from getting to know new people and getting involved in the life of campus.  The reality is that it takes time to build new and meaningful relationships.  Be patient and continue to put the time and effort it takes into building rewarding and mutually beneficial relationships.   


Tips for Combating Homesickness

Exercise at Jefferson or Yorktown
Volunteer with Student Civic Engagement
Join Greek life
Go to some random clubs on campus
Get out of your room and get to know your neighbor
Go to a campus ministry
Invite a new friend to dinner
Explore Pittsburgh with new friends
Do a late night Sheetz run
Call home and tell them you love them (but don't go home every weekend)
Go to open mic night
Join a student organization
Take a faculty or staff member to lunch




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Need Help? 
Robert Morris University offers free and confidential counseling services for our students. To schedule an appointment, call the Counseling Center at 412-397-5900, send an email to counseling@rmu.edu, or stop by.