Birth Control Available?
Visit Vermillion Family Planning, located across from Sanford Vermillion Clinic.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- The bars
- Football games
- Sponsored events or parties
Best Places to Hook Up
- The bars
- Frat houses
- Sporting events
- Campus grounds at night
With a large majority of USD students majoring in political science, business, or mass communications, much of the student body is naturally outgoing and usually willing to interact with any student that shares at least a few similar interests. Like any college, you'll find your social butterflies and your less interactive students, but if you want to go out and interact with a crowd, you'll have no problem finding one. Most social students are in a number of organizations, and the best way to meet a variety of people is to surround yourself with a variety of organizations and opportunities.
Hookups or Relationships?
It's safe to say dating may be dead at USD. Most students prefer initial hookups before real romance, and a good number of students are in serious relationships with people other than USD students. If you're looking for romance, you may find it, but no one is making any promises. The social scene at USD is so interactive and energetic that relationships tend to fail before they even start. But, when you find the right one, everyone will be happy for the two of you, call you married, and forget to invite you to the singles party on Friday night. However, if you're looking to hook up with someone, you'll find a huge social scene willing to invite you out every weekend, where both the ladies and guys are just having some wholesome fun.
The dress code at USD is pretty flexible—everyone dresses according to his or her mood, style, and interest in being noticed. We have a variety of dress types, from hippies and skateboarders to young professionals to those who attend class in their pajamas. On the weekend, it's highly expected for most girls to look like they're ready for a night out, but wearing a shirt and jeans will still get you through the door—it just might not get you a date. Guys wear jeans downtown and out to parties. In general, it's not so much about what you're wearing but the attitude you are sending off that makes people notice you or not.