Anyone who really wants nightlife in Glassboro should be able to find an alternative that best suits their needs. There are several bars in Glassboro that attract Rowan students, but as for actual nightlife, students generally go to Philadelphia or Atlantic City—both of these major nightlife cities are each less than an hour from campus. When leaving Glassboro in search of nightlife, Rowan students usually end up in the über-popular Old City district in Philadelphia, which has a mix of trendy bars, clubs, and restaurants. Plus, Rowan After Hours sponsors a free shuttle to different parts of Philadelphia every Friday. Atlantic City is a little different and is normally the birthday-celebration spot of choice.
Both Philly and Atlantic City can be great for nightlife, but students who are under 21 are basically restricted to whatever house parties are being held on campus that night, and, normally, the house parties are few and far between. In general, Rowan is not a party school. There are some people who like to believe that it is, but don’t believe them, especially if they reek of vodka with a hint of cranberry.