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Entering college, the majority of freshmen experience some sort of feelings of loneliness during the beginning of the transition to a new environment. Loneliness can lead students to have a multitude of negative effects, including poorer physical health and depression. This study examined whether shyness and geographical distance from college students' permanent residence would be associated with feelings of loneliness. Participants were 93 freshmen at a large southeastern university. Results indicated that shyness was associated with the feelings of loneliness, while distance was not. Contrary to predictions, the interaction of these two variables was not a significant predictor of loneliness. Implications of the findings for enhancing freshman adjustment are discussed.