BOF is certainly one of the most valuable ways to make friends at the start of your college career. Many seniors remark that they met some of their best friends at BOF. Not only do you get to meet great people, but it's like coming to campus with more than 50 friends already. Your hallmates will be shocked (and jealous) when you seem to know everyone on campus before everyone else is even moved in!
Your time with the program is split between group activities and time to just relax and meet your classmates. So, by the program's end, you'll have had plenty of time to get to know everyone.