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Party Scene

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3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Dangerous at times but it alright.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The best parties are by the fraternities. The party scene has a positive impact on the student experience

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Partying on campus at my school you can't really have the fun that you want because we always have to play clean music and dance appropriate. That's why everyone parties off campus and the environment is usually great.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I see the same people all the time, but the parties are turnt.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: i really don't party like that

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Simply put, the nightlife at Claflin isn’t great. When classes are over and the sun goes down, there is absolutely nothing to do in terms of nightlife. Student clubs may host a movie night or a music concert, but for the most part, the campus is asleep after 12 a.m. The students are stuck on a small campus in a small town. There are no local bars or clubs in close proximity to the University. In their quest to find sources of entertainment, students usually have to leave campus to find bars or clubs in other cities, where they end up meeting the same people they left behind in Orangeburg.

Sometimes the Greek organizations throw parties, but they usually end with people getting into a fight and someone being arrested. Luckily, Claflin is located next to South Carolina State University (SCSU), which has a much larger student population and better sources for entertainment. Claflin students and SCSU students are generally on good terms, so many find themselves making new friends, attending new parties, and hopefully broadening their nightlife horizons. Yet, one thing is for sure, because nightlife at Claflin could be way better, it helps students appreciate the value of having good friends to make the boring times not so boring and the good times even better.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
SCSU
Favorite Drinking Games
None
Closing Time
12 a.m.-2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Local gas station
Organization Parties
The Greeks are the only major organizations that throw parties on a weekly basis. They are usually held in the gym.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Eclipse

1004 Chestnut St.

Orangeburg

(803) 531-5261

www.myspace.com/clubeclipse803

Club Faces

Club Faces has drinks specials and no cover.

1911 Old Edisto Dr.

Orangeburg

(803) 535-2266

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

Underage students can go to a Greek party or just hang out with their friends.

Student Polls

What is the best day of the week for nightlife on your college campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Sunday
  • 0% Monday
  • 6% Tuesday
  • 0% Wednesday
  • 6% Thursday
  • 62% Friday
  • 25% Saturday

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 54 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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 38 responses

  • 16% Walk.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 3% Public transportation.
  • 0% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 66% Use a designated driver.
  • 16% There are no good options.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 8% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 17% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 35% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 27% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 13% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 16 responses

  • 81% The Oil Spill
  • 12% Kappa Kastle
  • 6% The Blackout

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 18 responses

  • 61% Greek Life Parties
  • 29% RichIcons Parties
  • 11% House Parties

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