The nightlife at WVU comes with such a large variety that students never have to do the same thing twice. For starters, there is the University-sponsored "Up All Night" at the Mountainlair. They offer programs like casino night, movies, crafts, karaoke, free food, and other fun stuff to do on weekend nights. There are also University-sponsored concerts. A lot of the nightlife takes place downtown, where it is more commercialized. There are many shops along the downtown strip, and a mall about 15 minutes away with a movie theater is popular with students. Downtown is also filled with several dance clubs; these are extremely popular with the female population because of great drink specials and large dance floors.
For those students who want to drink, there is a good selection of bars with great drink specials nearby. Some students would rather go to house parties instead of bars and clubs, and WVU will not disappoint in that area. There is always a party somewhere on campus every night of the week. Even for those students who do not want to drink, house parties are great places to meet new people and have some fun being out with friends. Unless a party becomes over-crowded or runs into the street, the police pretty much let them go and just make sure they stay under control. The Student Rec Center also rents out camping equipment at low prices to students, and there are a several great campgrounds in the area. Weekends also provide an opportune time to go to club sporting events.