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    As an incoming freshman, an unfamiliar place can be intimidating. You may find yourself wanting to curl up into a ball because you are afraid to venture out, afraid of change. But it is important to look past that to find the unknown. Exploring the unknown is crucial to growing up and having fun in life. Novelty keeps things fresh, and this can begin with campus clubs.

    Campus clubs are an opportunity to meet new faces and get your mind off missing your friends and family back at home.

    “It makes a large university feel much smaller,” said Krystina Nguyen, executive vice president of ASUA.

    Last year, Nguyen counted approximately 585 clubs on campus. This campus has clubs ranging from Greek Life to any type of special interest group you can possibly think of.

    But finding a club isn’t always easy. In fact, you might want to go to a couple events which will allow you to meet club members and browse clubs before you join.

    After the Freshman Convocation, head over to the Convocation Celebration, which will have a number of clubs propped up for display. The event is on Sunday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the UA Mall across from McKale Center.

    Another event to check out is the ASUA Fall Club Fair, gracing the Mall on August 22. The annual event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and clubs will lined up for your convenience.

    “It’s a great way to get their feet into the door and see everything the university has to offer,” Nguyen said.

    Check out more information about the clubs on campus, including the very long list of clubs, at

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