Your classes are the most important tool for you to make new friends. Moreover, they will also help you to get to know others as you will see them perform in the class. You have to observe each and every person in the class and judge for yourself whether that person is right for you or not. Since you will be in the same class, judging will not be a problem, and taking a decision will also be quite easy.
Always try to be confident enough to start conversations. People do not really like to talk to stupid people, so make sure that whatever you speak about, it makes sense. Therefore, try and be precise and being funny is a plus point. Initiating conversations will most definitely help you make new friends and know new people.
Once you have spoken to someone, at least remember his/her name and remember what you spoke about. Take notes if you tend to forget, and try to speak to them about the previous chat you had with them. That will really explain to them how you care about the conversations that you had with them in the past.
Since you will not be seeing the person’s face, visualizing them will really help you get going. You will make a face for them so that you can at least picture them when you talk to them. This really helps you build an image of the person as a whole.
Whenever the other people are in trouble, always be helpful to them. Other people always like nice and helpful people; therefore, if you are one, they will most definitely like you. Try to solve most of their problems and that way they will be solving you problems when you need them. You know, as the famous saying goes: “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”