As one can probably guess from its name, Collegeville is your typical college town, but much of the Ursinus experience occurs on campus. While it is often easy to become stifled by this sort of atmosphere, it fits the College and its students perfectly. Campus is constantly buzzing with some sort of activity, whether sponsored by the sports teams, campus clubs, or Greek life. On weekends, most students, Greeks and non-Greeks alike, will attend parties at frat houses and top their night off with a short walk off campus to Wawa for a soda and hoagie before returning to their dorm rooms.
But life does not end outside campus lines. The bustling metropolis of downtown Philadelphia is a short 25 miles from campus, and it can easily be accessed by public transportation. Students looking for a vacation from Collegeville without venturing into Philly can head to King of Prussia Mall—also known as "The East Coast Premier Shopping Destination"—which is a short 10 miles from campus. It is much more than a mall and has more than 400 stores and restaurants perfectly placed to take your mind off of organic chemistry, if only for a few hours.