Birth Control Available?
Because of the religious affiliation of the college, University Health Services does not provide birth control to students.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- The Plex
- Walking on campus
Best Places to Hook Up
- In the Mods
- In your room
- At off-campus parties
The social scene at Boston College can be difficult to navigate for the first couple of years. On-campus drinking can be impossible, with the BCPD making their stern presence known loud and clear. Students don't want to run the risk of getting written up or getting slapped with housing probation that can shadow a student throughout his entire academic career. Boston College doesn't encourage drinking, and it certainly doesn't foster or tolerate underage drinking. Needless to say, many students find a way to play hard anyway.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups are generally considered much more common than relationships at BC. The party-hard attitude can make it difficult to maintain a serious relationship, although many students do consider themselves exclusive. It's pretty easy to find a willing hookup on any given Friday night, but as students get older, they seem more interested in forming long-term relationships.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
For those who are 21+, Mary Ann's is the best. Descriptions of the place range from "a fun dive bar" to "a disgusting health code violation," but one thing most students agree upon is that it's a perfect place to meet young, BC-attending members of the opposite sex. For students who aren't yet legal, house parties and Mods parties are great hunting grounds.
The dress code at Boston College is widely known as preppy. At times, it can seem that BC is the sole entity that keeps Abercrombie & Fitch in business. Many women like to dress up and show off their cute new outfits for class, whereas only a few guys bring out their exclusive wardrobes for an 11 a.m. seminar. Sweats and fleeces make appearances in many a class, especially the courses that start at 9 a.m. However, when asked, many BC students could care less about their appearance. It is always refreshing that the student body isn't entirely filled with Barbie and Ken dolls.