Birth Control Available?
Prescription birth control is available through Health Services and its gynecology clinic. Condoms are free in the waiting room of the Adams Center. Health Services does not offer emergency contraception.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Greek parties
- In class
- The WCC
Best Places to Hook Up
- The couches in the WCC
- Dorm rooms
- Greek parties
- The library
- Herman-Baker Park
There are many social groups to choose from at AC, but it takes a while to really find where you belong. Freshmen travel in packs, texting one another to find out when everybody's going to dinner to avoid sitting alone. After fall semester, the groups start to break up and shift around. People you spent hours with during your first semester might now only garner a "hello" as you pass by during the second semester. Because the AC community is so small, students tend to cycle through the system in order to find their niche. While there are cliques, especially amidst the Greek groups, it's not uncommon for social cliques to have cross-sections. Greeks hang out with non-Greeks, and jocks are friends with computer science nerds—sometimes they are one in the same person. As long as you get involved, it's easy to find where you belong, as well as continue to make new friends year after year.
Hookups or Relationships?
With only 1,300 students to choose from, odds are anyone you're interested in has already hooked up with your friend, roommate, or your friend's roommate. Casual dating isn't really an option in this situation, so it's either hookups or relationships. The couples at AC are very serious, but you may wonder at how it happens when you look at the opposite side of things—the drunken hookups. You should not be discouraged, though, because at a school this small, there's no room for awkwardness around your hookup from the night before—or the guy/girl who hooked up with your hookup the night before you, for that matter.
Casual and comfortable is the key at AC, where the only dress code requirement is that you are actually wearing clothes. Living in jeans and T-shirts is completely acceptable and doable. There are a few social groups where members are expected to look more than decent every day, but even they will occasionally walk around in sweatpants and no makeup. If you decide to dress up a little more because you want to look nice for a day, it will be unexpected enough to get compliments, but not odd enough to get stares.
Freshmen tend to stand out in their crisp, new AC-branded gear, but overall, the majority of guys stick to cargo shorts or jeans and T-shirts and polos. While girls occasionally don skirts or dresses, most stick to jeans no matter the occasion. At parties, people tend to dress up a bit more, and the girls tend to get a little more scantily dressed, adapting to the theme of that night's shindig. Still, no one is going to kick you out if you're not wearing the desired costume. Greek formals give some students the excuse to be classy for a night, but they still change into pants and T-shirts for the after-parties. In general, most AC students will happily stick to their casual attire for their entire four years and will break out business attire for the occasional conference on campus in their junior and senior years.