What some schools say about guys and girls really applies to parties at Earlham: The odds are good, but the goods are odd. If you want to shoot off bottle rockets in the cornfield or go to parties with themes like "Knitting and 40s," Earlham is for you. Kegs are around at the beginning and end of the year, and you can probably find a chill group of people and go up to the roof of the off-limits Joseph Moore House with you. But like most things at Earlham, the parties are a mix. A party that begins with spiced rum and streaking might end up as a conventional party scene with tequila shots and dancing. You'll probably know everyone there, which can make for more fun, but also more drama. Don't do anything you don't want everyone and their mother to know about by Sunday morning.
Keep in mind: Earlham wouldn't be Earlham if we had good clubs to go to. Part of the adventure, or part of the agony for some, is that you really have to make your own fun in this lonely Midwestern town. If you want your Saturday night to look like a frat party, you're going to be bumming most weekends. But if you survive the four years with a smile, you'll have learned a lot about how to make something out of nothing.