Birth Control Available?
The Student Health Center offers birth control to married couples (or to couples soon to be married), which ranges in price from $12 to $40. The morning-after pill is not available.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Wilkinson Center
BYU is a very social campus. A lot of interaction occurs within the student wards or apartment complexes. Even in classes, people are very talkative. Don't be surprised if your first day in class involves at least one person asking about your major and your hometown. People are very outgoing, and dating is a high priority among students.
Hookups or Relationships?
Dating is one of BYU's campus pastimes. A lot of people get married while at BYU, although by no means is this group the majority. Campus Devotionals, given every Tuesday, always seem to mention and urge dating. Places on and around campus often offer discounts for Friday night dates. However, not everyone is serious; NCMOs, or non-committal makeouts, are a popular campus joke and occur more frequently than some students would like! As freshmen, students get very creative in their dating and tend to avoid serious relationships as most of the guys are getting ready to leave for two years.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
The majority of social interaction occurs off campus in student wards and apartment complexes. It seems that at the beginning of the school year, with the prospect of a new ward and new faces, most people are single, although there will be a huge wave of engagements at the end of semesters. By spring, the number of couples multiplies exponentially, and it seems that there is nowhere to go where handholding PDA couples can't be seen. Classes are a good place to meet people, although you do have to do a ring check, especially in upper-division classes-a lot of the good ones are already taken! At the beginning of each semester, each ward will do a ward directory; also known as "the ward menu." It is not uncommon for people to mark the guy or girl that they want to `accidentally' run into at the next ward function, so make sure to look good the first few Sundays of the semester!
The Honor Code includes a section on dress. The dress code is very strict and includes: no tank tops or sleeveless shirts, no shorts or skirts above the knee, no exposed midriffs, no funky hair colors (blue, green, and so on), no facial hair or long, shaggy hair on men, and no offensive clothing. Basically, BYU students are expected to look clean cut and well dressed.