UConn has been dubbed a "party school" over the years, and you’d be surprised by what little students have to work with. There are three bars on campus, and the parties are mostly located at off-campus apartments that can be quite a walk. Hartford is a half-hour away, but that adds the risk of drunk driving, and some students don’t have a car. If you’re underage or decide to give your liver a rest, SUBOG (Student Union Board of Governors) throws a lot of events on the weekends, including Late Night and movie viewing at the Student Union Theater.
There are always things going on at night during the warm months. In the winter, it seems like most people frequent the bars because they’re not as far of a walk as the parties. If you’re looking for a night of dancing, Thirsty Dog (“Thirsty’s”) and Huskies are where you’ll want to go, as opposed to Ted’s, which is more like a sports bar. Huskies also has pool tables and big-screen TVs for your enjoyment. All bars are relatively small, but they're packed every weekend.