Birth Control Available?
It is available from the Health Center. However, birth control is made available as a medical option for students stemming from what the University feels is the importance of the relationship between medical care provider and patient. It is available for more than just its primary function, and it is present as an option for what the University feels is the students' best interests. This is unusual for a Catholic college; many do not provide the option at all.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- The gym
- Parties, either around campus or at the UW
- The Bistro
Best Places to Hook Up
- Clubs and bars off campus
- The Bistro
- Campus clubs and events
Students are decidedly friendly around campus. With the compactness of the buildings, it is easy to run into a dozen familiar faces on the walk from class to class. Most students enjoy the outdoor areas like the Quad and the Green as long as the weather permits, and there are clusters of people everywhere you go during the day. There are little or no problems with mixing and mingling. Engineers hang out with English majors, and nursing majors study with business majors; it's all a matter of whose company you enjoy best, and most everyone, it seems, enjoys company.
Hookups or Relationships?
Though there are a number of relationships on campus, hookups are far more common. With such a large female population, dating is all the rage, and due to the rather pitiful amount of male attention on campus, they have no qualms about seeking options elsewhere.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
There are always opportunities to meet new people in life, and SU is no exception. Every time you open your door in the dorms or step on campus, there is the possibility of meeting someone interesting. Many relationships start just by hanging out in a dorm room, or grabbing a coffee after class. However, for the more adventurous, or for those who have spent enough time on campus to exhaust their options (which doesn't take long if you're a girl), a visit to the University of Washington (UW), a walk downtown, or a field trip out to the bar and club scene is a good idea. Despite living in an urban setting, a good chunk of the Seattle population is rugged and outdoorsy-REI is just down the hill, after all. Look down towards the gym at intramurals, and take field trips to go rock climbing or hiking, and you will undoubtedly run into yummy eye-candy and some great possibilities.
While basically anything goes at SU, there are four dominant styles of dress: the young professional, relaxed and casual, hippie, and hipster. They are better described as the ironed-collar-and-slacks kids, the T-shirt-and-jeans folk, the year-round sandal-wearers, and the ‘dare-to-be-differents.' In truth, as long as you wear it with conviction, it doesn't matter if you're walking around in a business suit or your PJs; the most important thing about dressing on campus seems to be expressing individual style. The fact that the campus is right on Capitol Hill gives a decided edge in terms of style. So just go for it-wear tennis shoes with your gauzy skirt, and go play Frisbee.