One of the places I frequent on the internet is Reddit.com. Just came across this one from our area. Local UT student looking to make friends. If you're a new student and don't know anyone on campus it can be very isolating and terrifying. I am very introverted so I know talking to someone you don't know can be difficult. I started out my college days at Ashland University. I walked on the AU football team and because of being on the team and going through the hardship of practices together I had a built in group of friends on campus before classes even started. I consider myself pretty lucky to have experienced those days at AU and to have mad the friends that I did. Eventually the people you meet in college will be people you keep in contact with the rest of your life on some level. I don't get to see or talk to those friends often but I still consider them close friends.
I don't know who this person is but if you're at UT, BG or anyother school you may want to do this person or other isolated stranger a favor and invite them to hang out with you whatever it is your doing.