Studies show that people are happier when they have a solid support network in place. This includes everything from friends, family, tutors, teaching assistants, and faculty. Students that are happier are more engaged and are far more likely to succeed. New college students are thrown into a new, and unfamiliar environment where there are expected not just to learn but also have the time of their lives. So many students get lost or felt let down when things don’t turn out to be so easy. This lesson focuses on what students can do to make sure they build a solid support network at school by reaching out, trying new activities, and making good friends.