When night falls and it's time to get your party on, there are a few things to do on campus. Student organizations often host parties during the school year. Compared to other national universities, Howard is not that big of a drinking school. Now, that is not to say that HU students don't know how to have a good time. Dancing and socializing are definitely big, and most students do frequent a lot of hip-hop and dance clubs in the area, namely Love and Fur. Homecoming, which occurs every year in the third week of October, is a can't-miss event and has been known to draw hundreds of alumni and students from schools all over the country, especially other HBCUs. Even if you're not yet 21, you can still enjoy D.C.'s nightlife, because many of the clubs cater to those who are 18 and older on certain nights.
If you don't feel like partying, there's a still lot of stuff to do at night or during any other free time that you may have. For instance, several dance classes are available at HU (salsa, belly-dancing, line-dancing, and tango, just to name a few.) There is always something new to do on campus, and few grow tired of going out in the city. In fact, when students are about to graduate, they usually come to the realization that they've barely scratched the surface of things to do at Howard and in D.C.