Having a friend in a class can make the class much more enjoyable. For those with friends at school, they can sign up for the same class. Some are not as fortunate to have friends that need to fill the same requirements, or want to take the same classes.
To make up for this, it is important to make friends in classes. Some classes make it easy by taking time on the first day to introduce yourself to the rest of the class. Other classes may have you exchange contact information with the people sitting near you so that you have someone to study with, or ask for missed work in case you miss a class.
Communication is key for meeting new people in classes. You have to be able to talk to others to befriend them. It is easiest during the first few weeks of the semester when everyone is settling in.
Having friends in classes are helpful for many reasons. They give you somebody to talk about the class with. This is helpful in case you have a question about something that happened in class, or have a question about a homework assignment.
Another reason to have friends is at school is to have somebody to hang out with between classes, or even outside of school. For students who are at Housatonic right after high school, they may have a large percentage of their friends living at four year schools. Nobody wants to go out on the weekends by themselves, so having some friends to go out with are nice.