Birth Control Available?
As a Catholic university, Loyola does not support any kind of birth control other than abstinence. Loyola does offer free STD screenings.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Fraternity parties
- Men's volleyball games
- Halas Sports Center
Best Places to Hook Up
- Fraternity parties
- Simpson and Regis halls (because they're the cleanest)
There's room for everyone, but finding a niche can be a daunting task. The general maxim applies: Anyone looking for friends will find them, it just takes some time. Some of the dorms are more social than others, though the social scene really is a combination of effort and interest.
Hookups or Relationships?
The first month or so of school will be your chance to get to know more people than you ever knew existed in the world. That said, there will be a lot of people out there looking for that special someone. Once the school year really gets rolling, however, many students begin to focus more and more on their studies, and relationships fall to the wayside. For girls, the numbers are certainly against you; all the guys may be taken by mid-November. Around finals time, everyone gets a little bit frustrated, so that may just be your lucky time of year.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Loyola is not a party school by any means, but that doesn't mean that students don't like to go out. Exhibit A to this hypothesis is Thursday night at Hamilton's Pub. The otherwise only reasonably busy establishment becomes packed wall-to-wall with students, particularly freshmen, sophomores, and all those upperclassmen who are not yet sick of pushing their way through this human meat market. Hamilton's can be a lot of fun on any night, and an unhealthy amount of people meet their significant others there. If the bar is just not your style, it is perfectly possible to meet people around campus. Some students just roll out of bed and go to class in their pajamas, but a large percentage of students dress to the nines. There are few better ways to get to know that hot girl in your biology lab than to invite her over for a pre-exam cram session. Also, most Loyola dorms are coed, so great guys and girls could be little more than a floor away from you.
NCAA Division I sports may not be popular at Loyola, but the student body is a fairly athletic one all the same. You see a lot of sporty looking people walking around, wearing baseball hats, soccer jerseys, and exercise pants. At the Water Tower Campus, students mostly dress business casual, with khakis, button-down shirts, blouses, and skirts being standard. At the Lake Shore Campus, people like to look nice while staying comfortable. Most kids are gigantic fans of blue jeans, polo shirts, and hooded sweatshirts. Around finals time, this all changes, and slippers and sweat pants come into fashion.