Birth Control Available?
Student Health Services carries several different brands of oral birth control. Others can be obtained by a prescription and filled at the Albion pharmacies. A current gynecology exam and Pap smear done within one year is required. Student Health Services is not a designated STI clinic.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
Best Places to Hook Up
- Library (Tiers)
- Nature Center
Once at Albion, one may feel incredibly tempted to hit the fraternities right away, mainly because it seems like "the thing" to do. While this may be true, and most students see fraternity parties as the only place to meet new people, sometimes just getting to know other students in your classes works out a little better. If you think about it, becoming friends with students in similar majors is important. Albion is such a small school that you will be spending a lot of time with these people, whether you like it or not.
Hookups or Relationships?
Usually, students prefer to stay out of a relationship their first year or so at Albion. Some consider junior year the "relationship year." During this year, people start to settle down and think about their future and who they want to spend it with. Surprisingly, hookups are fairly common on such a small campus, which can be awkward come Monday, but most people are pretty mature about it.
The dress code varies with the different groups that you are dealing with on campus. You have your kids that roll out of bed and go to class, but for the most part, students at Albion try to dress to impress their fellow peers. Expect lots of brands like the Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Express. Goodwill clothes and the vintage styles are also trends that seem to be catching on in some crowds. For those, there is a Goodwill right downtown. For the rest, there's a mall in Jackson.