Graduation is a bitter sweet feeling, as you are glad that you finally made it and sad at the same time that the people you have become accustomed to spending most of your day with five times a week are going their separate ways. Some of which you will probably never hear from for a couple of years. Well this guide is dedicated to helping you reconnect with your old alumni. I will be looking into specifically how to find classmates on Facebook by year of graduation.
You will first have to log into your account and if you don’t have one then you can always create one which is free. Once you have an account you can then go to your profile page and click on your info tab. You should have a school set which is the option available under Work and Education: click on the Education option that you will see on the left and add your college/high school and the year of graduation and then you can save the changes.
Now you can return to your News feed page (do this by clicking on the Facebook logo on the corner left of the page): you will then click on your Friends tab which you will see on your left. Follow the page that opens to the bottom where you come across a link for Find Classmates. You will be given a list of all your friends that have entered their school and graduation year similar to the one you entered.
Another alternative to carrying out your search on Facebook would be to use the Facebook search, where you can search for a specific person by name or email address which you will have to enter in the search box found on the top of the page. You can also do this search on the friend’s page at the bottom. This search has a downside though, of you needing to know the persons user name: unfortunately not everyone uses their real name on social networks. The upside though is that if you do find the person you can then use their profile to search for people they know that you went to school with.
You may also want to consider using the Facebook suggestion link. After you have carried out the steps mentioned earlier you should get suggestions related to your school and other profile criteria’s that you may have put up in your profile info like for instance your city. These are some of the ways you can use to find people for free.
Hope this guide on how to find friends by graduation year on Facebook is a great deal of help to you.
Facebook gives you the option of searching for two items at the same time. All you have to do is to enter the ‘|’ character (entered by pressing shift and backslash) between the two search items. For example if you want search for Jordan and basketball you will enter it like this in the search box JORDAN | BASKETBALL.
A site you may also use to find old classmates.
A microblogging site which is also worth looking at when trying to track down friends.
One of the largest social networks.