Birth Control Available?
Free condoms are available to students. At the Women's Care Clinic, students can also purchase birth control pills, Depo-Provera injections, Lunelle monthly injections, vaginal contraceptive rings, the Ortho Evra contraceptive skin patch, and diaphragms.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Outdoor pool at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center
- The Horseshoe
- Frat/sorority parties
Best Places to Hook Up
- Frat parties
- Dorm rooms
- The Horseshoe
- House parties
The social scene at USC is always bustling. Because the campus is so big, and because there is such a big student body population, the parties are plentiful. Students generally enjoy taking the opportunity to get away from their studies. On the contrary, not everyone at Carolina is a social butterfly. You will find different kinds of people, some who don't care to socialize at all, and others who can't seem to stop. However, students in general are quite amiable, and it's not hard to find friends, whether it's in class, at the dorms, or out and about around campus. The abundance of social activity at USC is one of the things that make it such an exciting place to live and learn.
Hookups or Relationships?
The odds of finding a significant other at USC are really good, just because there are so many options. There are slightly more females than males on campus, but you wouldn't even be able to tell by walking around campus. While many students date or hook up, the majority of students are not involved in serious, long-term relationships.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Meeting guys/girls is actually a pretty simple task given the minimal amount of social acumen it requires at USC. With a fair ratio of guys to girls, singles always seem to be present. The state's warm weather make the outdoor pool at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center a hotspot for flirting action, codicil with the Horseshoe, which serves as Columbia's "beachfront" on warm days with girls and guys sunbathing or doing homework. Class is also a common starting ground for relationships.
At USC, pretty much anything goes in terms of clothing. Most people tend to dress casually in whatever keeps them cool and comfortable. Some students don't even bother getting out of their pajamas before going to class. But there are also some people who don't go out in public without wearing a dress or a tie. Punky, preppy, messy, artsy-whatever your style, you will undoubtedly find your niche here at USC. Even though shorts or jeans and T-shirts are the norm, clothing generally doesn't attract too much attention, even if someone is wearing something completely out of the ordinary.