Birth Control Available?
Birth control is available at the Health Center, the Center for Health and Well-Being, and a large number of on-campus student events. You can also purchase condoms in any of the convenience stores on campus.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Cornerstone Grill & Loft
- RJ Bentley's
- On your floor and in dorms
Best Places to Hook Up
- On top of Tydings Hall
- Byrd Stadium
- McKeldin Library
- In the fountain on the Mall
The University has someone for everyone, and then some. Most of the students are friendly and outgoing enough to strike up friendships with in class or at a club meeting, and Facebook doesn't hurt, either. There's a lot of diversity on campus, and you have to go out of your way to homogenize your group of on-campus friends.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups are the dating preference, though relationships have been known to stem from a steady month or two of hooking up with the same person. Flings, one-night stands, and long-distance relationships are all in full bloom on campus, but the one thing that makes UMCP stand out is the fact that dating actually occurs on campus (e.g., dating: the old-time tradition of two people going somewhere, doing something together, and then maybe repeating the venture again in the future if all is a success). There's never a shortage of people to meet, and the casualness of these relationships allows for schoolwork to get done without a hitch in the middle of the week, leaving a weekend open for sex and maybe even romance.
If you're a girl, you will own a pair of UGGs before you graduate from UMD. There's a uniform among most females that consists of black leggings, UGGs of various colors, a white men's T-shirt, and an oversized sweatshirt with hair thrown up in a bun. For guys, jeans and sweatshirts seem to be commonplace in the classroom. A night on the town makes for a unique dress code for girls; generally, the younger they are, the less clothing they have on. Juniors and seniors have recognized that goosebumps do not make for fashion-forward accessories, but freshmen and sophomores have to reach a tipping point, generally in mid-February, to get there. H&M, Gap, J. Crew, and Forever 21 make up most of the closets on campus.