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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I do not attend parties regularly but there is some sort of event every day.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is something every day but I do not attend so I would not really know how they are.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: On occasions, we have our kickbacks and light parties.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We don't have much parties. Everyone goes over to SCSU for parties.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: its okay to go to


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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
Favorite Drinking Games
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?


1004 Chestnut St.


(803) 531-5261

Club Faces

Club Faces has drinks specials and no cover.

1911 Old Edisto Dr.


(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

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 77 responses

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

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 74 responses

  • 7% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 22% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 28% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 24% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 19% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 32 responses

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


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