Brandeis nightlife is truly what you make of it. If you’re an active and outgoing person, there are lots of parties and opportunities to take advantage of, but most people choose to sit around, complain about the lack of social options, and wait for a party to come to them. Truth be told, there is a good deal of nightlife to be had at Brandeis, if you are willing to go out and find it. The nice part about the University's location is that when nightlife on campus stinks, you can always go to another college in the area. Chances are either you or one of your close friends will know someone at Bentley, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Tufts, Boston University, or Boston College, and there are always parties to attend there. The trouble is actually getting back since the MBTA stops running at 1 a.m., and the last shuttle leaves shortly after.
The other option is to go into Boston. Although the city is notorious for closing its doors early, there is still plenty to do before 2 a.m. There are many clubs and bars, and Harvard Square, Landsdowne Street, Kenmore Square, and Newbury Street always draw a lot of Brandeis students. For leisure activities, there are many sports teams to watch, and there’s a place called Jillian’s where you can go and play video games for prizes or shoot some pool. Not to beat a dead horse, but Brandeis is not a party school, but there is fun to be had if you look for it.