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3 College Junior

Nightlife: Orangeburg should provide more things for college students to do.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: It's alright. Most of it is off campus and you have to have a car to get around.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is not much going on

4 College Junior

Nightlife: there's always something going on during the weekend. You really just need to know the right people.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't go out so I can't say.


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  • 579th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 793rd
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 944th
    Best Drink Prices

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Claflin Prowler
Orangeburg, S.C.
Biology/Biological Sciences
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Simply put, the nightlife at Claflin isn’t great. When classes are over and the sun goes down, there is absolutely nothing to do in terms of nightlife. Student clubs may host a movie night or a music concert, but for the most part, the campus is asleep after 12 a.m. The students are stuck on a small campus in a small town. There are no local bars or clubs in close proximity to the University. In their quest to find sources of entertainment, students usually have to leave campus to find bars or clubs in other cities, where they end up meeting the same people they left behind in Orangeburg.

Sometimes the Greek organizations throw parties, but they usually end with people getting into a fight and someone being arrested. Luckily, Claflin is located next to South Carolina State University (SCSU), which has a much larger student population and better sources for entertainment. Claflin students and SCSU students are generally on good terms, so many find themselves making new friends, attending new parties, and hopefully broadening their nightlife horizons. Yet, one thing is for sure, because nightlife at Claflin could be way better, it helps students appreciate the value of having good friends to make the boring times not so boring and the good times even better.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
Favorite Drinking Games
Closing Time
12 a.m.-2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Local gas station
Organization Parties
The Greeks are the only major organizations that throw parties on a weekly basis. They are usually held in the gym.

Club ListingsWhat's This?


1004 Chestnut St.


(803) 531-5261

Club Faces

Club Faces has drinks specials and no cover.

1911 Old Edisto Dr.


(803) 535-2266

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

Underage students can go to a Greek party or just hang out with their friends.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 43 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 38 responses

  • 16% Walk.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 3% Public transportation.
  • 0% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 66% Use a designated driver.
  • 16% There are no good options.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 10% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 12% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 35% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 30% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 12% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 6 responses

  • 83% The Oil Spill
  • 17% Kappa Kastle

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% Greek Life Parties


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