The parties, like the College, remain essentially local. The No. 1 spot off campus for drinking is The Trappe Tavern. Unless a gaggle of bars and pubs open that are as close to campus and as cheap as The Trappe, this place will remain the staple for Ursinus students interested in drinking. The Trappe is walkable, but it's a long one, so it's best to have a designated driver. That being said, there really is not that much to do in Collegeville. Philly can be reached by public transportation, but the ride is a bit long. Still, sadly, Philadelphia remains the best bet for Ursinus students looking for things to do.
On-campus parties must be registered with the Residence Hall Association, but, otherwise, it seems as if anything goes. If a party gets too rowdy, the Collegeville police or Campus Safety will break it up. Parties have to end at a certain time, and the hosts have to clean up immediately after the place is emptied. If any of the specifications are not met, then the party-throwers can be penalized—not being able to host any more parties for the semester is a common penalty. For students looking for non-alcohol-related activities, there are regular on-campus events, but those not interested in drinking usually just tend to hang out with their friends on campus.