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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always a party to go to, but even if you aren't into parties there are always fun activities happening!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I love it because it's clean and relatively safe!!! Just good clean fun. I hate it when people need drugs/alcohol to have a good time.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really go to parties. I know that you can find them if you want to but I don't really go.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I haven't been to any parties, but I've heard of a lot and I've heard they're fun

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There more people you meet the more you find to do


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BYU-Idaho is not a party school. Nightlife activities range from catching a movie to attending a house party. That probably sounds pretty mild, and that’s because it is. Most of the big events that take place in Rexburg are funded by and held at the University. There are no local bars or clubs where students go frequently to hang out and party. This is partially because of the Honor Code and students' personal commitments to refrain from consuming alcohol, but also because Mormon culture approaches nightlife and parties a little differently than the typical experience portrayed in movies or in many U.S. cities. Most students’ idea of a party is something a little more similar to a sock hop with cake and punch or maybe some Pictionary or human battleship and other activities that designate more of a specified purpose other than simply partying.

BYU-I does have a lot of concerts and performances that students really enjoy. Events like Battle of the Bands, Acoustic Café, and Guitars Unplugged get a lot of quality student performances that students get really excited about seeing and make the effort to attend regularly. The University also hires other performers and gives students reduced ticket prices to see exceptional shows. A lot of the concerts also have dances afterward that students enjoy.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
Closing Time
1 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Horkley's sells extra large sodas for 75 cents.

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

The Rex

Play billiards, video, arcade, and bowling games.

485 N. 2nd E.


(208) 359-2600

The Craze Fun Zone

A fun place for laser tag and miniature golf.

30 College Ave.


(208) 356-9900

Student Polls

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 102 responses

  • 18% We have NO alcoholic beverages here. Party's great
  • 18% In off campus apartments
  • 15% Sammy's
  • 13% The School
  • 13% The Zone, uprising parties.
  • 9% Since this is a LDS school there really aren't any
  • 4% The Gates/Mountain Lofts housing has great parties
  • 4% Porter Park
  • 2% Vivint
  • 2% Sand Bar
  • 2% The sand dunes
  • 1% I do not party

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 85 responses

  • 60% I-night
  • 12% I Cover
  • 6% Masquerade
  • 6% Egin Lake Party in the Spring
  • 6% Best of Talent Show
  • 5% Guitars Unplugged
  • 4% The Uprising, I believe
  • 2% None of the above.

What is the best day of the week for nightlife on your college campus?    Based on 62 responses

  • 0% Sunday
  • 2% Monday
  • 0% Tuesday
  • 0% Wednesday
  • 0% Thursday
  • 85% Friday
  • 13% Saturday

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 200 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 150 responses

  • 75% Walk.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 1% Public transportation.
  • 1% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 10% Use a designated driver.
  • 14% There are no good options.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 200 responses

  • 2% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 22% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 10% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 28% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 38% Parties? What parties?



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