Birth Control Available?
Schiffert Health Center provides multiple forms of birth control at cheaper prices than local pharmacies. Birth control that is available includes the pill, patch, injection, and ring. Condoms are sold in packs of 24, and cost $5. Female students who have a prescription from their doctors at home can purchase their birth control at the health center, and the health center can prescribe birth control after students go through a contraception class. The morning after pill and pregnancy tests are also available at the health center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Torgersen Bridge
Best Places to Hook Up
- Dorm rooms
Students at Tech like to get out and meet people, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Many times, just going to class can lead to new friends. Working in a group for an assignment can be followed up by hanging out at a party. Most of the clubs at Tech, including the academic ones, have some sort of social component. It's possible to be a loner at Tech, but most students find it easier and more fun to be a part of the social scene.
Hookups or Relationships?
Partying on the weekends and going downtown leads to many hookups. Occasionally, a random hookup even leads to a relationship. There are lots of couples at Tech, but there are probably just as many students who are only looking to hook up.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Since Tech has such a large student body in such a small town, there are all kinds of places to meet hotties. For casual meetings, students play Frisbee or touch football in front of the dorms and talk to people who walk by. Flirting even goes on between students who meet in class. There are lots of local bands that put on shows around Blacksburg, and shows are a great way to meet people with common music tastes. Downtown and parties are definitely popular places to meet people, but you can also find many hotties sweating it out at the gym.
The dress code at Tech is definitely casual. Jeans and a T-shirt are almost a uniform when it comes to dressing for class. Students also wear pajamas, workout clothes, dresses, and suits to class. However, if you're dressed up, you definitely stand out more.