There are some parties on campus, but they are very small because Residence Life busts dozens of parties each semester. If there is even one underage person present and there is alcohol present, the party can be busted. Generally, on-campus parties stay under twenty people. Larger parties are usually off campus. This is not a substance-free campus, however. As long as all students present are 21, Residence Life can only ask a party to quiet down if there was a noise complaint.
Even with the lack of big parties, nightlife for Stevenson University is superb. The University is 30 minutes from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, which is rife with clubs and bars, some of which have 18+ nights, typically on Thursdays. Canton and Fells Point are also areas full of bars and clubs, also located about 30 minutes from campus. Some of the most popular clubs are Bourbon Street, Fur, Power Plant Live (which is a complex with several bars and clubs), and UltraBar. Students with connections also party at other schools that are 15–20 minutes away. There are also local bars 15–20 minutes away, though they sometimes have older clientele.