The neighborhood surrounding the Puget Sound Campus is relativley quiet compared to what one may think of a college town, but this does not mean that we cannot have parties and play loud music. For the most part, students resort to house parties regardless of age. Even juniors and seniors will stick around to mingle with the familiar faces of their fellow students rather than explore the bars. If there are no house parties, then the bars are a second option.
The most popular bars in the area are not your stereotypical college bars. Magoo's is frequented by a number of students, mostly the freshly turned 21-year-olds. Sixth Avenue is about six blocks away from campus and features a variety of unique bars from the Dueling Piano Bar and Engine House 9 to Dirty Oscar's Annex to Masa and Jazzbones. The latter two have a dance floor but cannot be considered clubs exactly. The best clubs are in Seattle. It's just a matter of knowing where to go and getting someone to drive or finding a place to stay. Until students turn 21 or obtain a fake ID, it is difficult to explore the nightlife, but at least there is a lot happening on campus, so you won't be left out.
Apparently, Univeristy of Puget Sound's nickname used to be University of Parties and Sex, but most students agree it has calmed down since then. Despite the "lacking" nightlife, it is most likely that you will always have something to do every single weekend, whether it's Greek life dances, house parties, school work, exploration of the Pacific Northwest, student shows, student markets, or local bands. Any school is as fun as you make it. Really, in the end, it comes down to the friends you make along the way.