VCU Guide: Spots To Mingle On Campus
School’s back in session and the sometimes-dreaded Valentine’s Day is around the corner. If you’re looking for a date a month from now, then get started! With the Virginia Commonwealth University campus full of hot, available guys and girls, take this opportunity to snag one!
In my experience, being a very urban campus, VCU has some great spots to meet new people and hang out with old friends. A favorite of mine is the library. I know that sounds very boring, but on any given school day head into the first or second floor of Cabell and see what I mean.
A forewarning…don’t even try to socialize on the third or fourth floors, because you’ll be booted faster than a drunken sorority girl at a bar! Anyways, Cabell did some renovations on the second floor and they have new restaurant style tables to chat and great lounge chairs setup for talking.
The first floor is great too, mainly due to the always-busy Starbucks right by the front door. I’d recommend going during class time. If you try the 10-15 minute break time when classes let out, good luck. You won’t be getting you vanilla-soy-grande-frappa-mocha-cappuccino! Just as upstairs, there is great seating and room to spread out.
My next suggestion for mingling is also a great place to get work done and by work I mean, your muscles.
VCU finished its new gym last year and it’s amazing; huge, with a ton of amenities. Whenever I’m there I see people talking, chatting and enjoying themselves. No, it’s not the traditional place to meet up and hang out, but you could get together with friends at the indoor pool and or try out one of the free classes that VCU offers for students.
The University Student Commons is another favorite. There is the convenience store, tons of tables to sit at and who can beat a Chick-fil-a and a Pizza Hut in the same building!? I say skip Shafer (the dining hall) and come here instead!
All-in-all VCU is one of the largest schools in Virginia and offers tons of great places to catch up with friends and plenty of reasons to stay on campus and active. And to those that are single, good luck finding that date!
And on a personal note, hit on someone in line getting coffee, not when they’re on the treadmill. If they’re at the gym, it’s to workout. Plus, if they aren’t looking their best so leave it be.
Justin is a 23 year old senior at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is working on his bachelors in English and looking for Mr. Right. You can read more about his escapades in dating at his personal blog, "A Gay College Guy in Virginia".
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