Nightlife at Pitzer is generally a little tamer than at the other four Claremont Colleges. Parties tend to be held in dorm rooms and are typically low-key. On special occasions, though, Pitzer hosts big parties that invite students from the other colleges as well as anyone from the surrounding towns. Pitzer prides itself in the annual success of these parties, including events like Kohoutek and Reggae Fest. Students are not forced to stay on Pitzer's campus, however. The beauty of attending a college consortium is that you have the ability to attend parties at the other four colleges if the Pitzer party scene is not to your liking. There is usually at least one party happening every weekend, but there are often a few more. Pitzer also hosts parties at the Grove House called "Groove at the Grove," which is a weekly event. Themed parties are a favorite for students, and the other four colleges host many, including "The Seven Deadly Sins Party," "Toga Party," and "the Disney Party," to name a few.
Another advantage of attending school in Southern California is the accessibility to Los Angeles. Because Claremont is a very small town, it is easy to feel a little claustrophobic if you do not get off campus very often. Los Angeles is a prime destination for nightlife and is just a short Metrolink ride or drive into the heart of the city.