Birth Control Available?
All barrier methods are available, and condoms are sold at a discounted price. Birth control can be filled with a prescription from your private gynecologist or after a gynecological check up from a Rutgers gynecologist.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Off-campus house parties
- Sonny Werblin Recreation Center
- Geology 101
Best Places to Hook Up
- Frat Row
- Off-campus parties
- Passion Puddle
- The Kissing Bridge, aka the Shaking
- Platinum Club
It seems as though students at RU are always hooking up with someone. It is not extremely difficult to date on campus-people have even met their boyfriends or girlfriends riding the Rutgers buses. Everyday, males and females squish onto the red buses to make it to their classes on time. Since there's hardly any breathing room, it's easy to get to know somebody really quickly, especially when body parts are pressed up against each other. Other ways of meeting partners are in residence halls. Floor romances often occur because in many halls, male and female rooms are placed side by side. True love forms when you bump into your crush on the floor sleepy-eyed at 7 a.m. However, students agree that the safest way for students to form relationships at RU is to meet people with similar interests. This is easily done by joining one of the 500 clubs and organizations on campus. If you're after a one-night stand, hang around Frat Row on Thursday through Saturday nights.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are a number of people in relationships and a number of people who are single. Some people come to Rutgers with their high school sweetheart, which sometimes lasts and other times doesn't. Many people are into hooking up, while many others are interested in serious relationships. Generally, most upperclassmen are looking for serious relationships, and freshmen and sophomores want to experiment. Regardless though, this is just a generalization, and this rule doesn't apply to everyone.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
There are so many places around campus to meet people. Whether you are on the bus from College Avenue to Douglass or eating in the Busch Dining Hall, there's always someone to chat with. Many people form bonds with others at parties, classes, or in the dorms. Also, going to an activity that interests you probably will attract others that are similar to you. Some males tend to sign up for women's studies classes, where they are bound to meet girls, who are overwhelmingly present in the classes. Student centers are also a great place to start talking to someone if you are waiting in line to get food.
Since there are more than 25,000 undergraduates at Rutgers, students' attire choices vary. Some people go to class in sweats, while others spend hours fixing their wardrobes before going out. It's really all about preference. On the College Avenue Campus, you see mostly preppy people walking around wearing Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch. Labels such as Sean John and Rocawear are popular on the Livingston campus. On Douglass, girls are walking around in skirts, usually a very bohemian look. On Cook, you see people wearing button-down shirts. On Busch, you see boys walking around in shirts from Target and girls wearing jeans from the Gap. Ultimately though, these are just stereotypes and you could definitely find someone, who lives on Cook, wearing Sean John on College Avenue.