Don't let petty prejudices prevent you from getting to know a newcomer. It will be tempting to make assumptions about someone based on appearances. Think back to when someone underestimated you. Do you want to commit the same mistake? Extend a sincere welcome and ask questions about their interests and hobbies. It may turn out that the two of you like the same books, movies, or music. This could pave the way for a strong friendship. Let August be a time to expand your horizons. The bigger your social circle, the more successful you'll be.