Because Lafayette's campus has a strong policy on underage drinking, a lot of freshmen and sophomores cannot frequent the bars and clubs in and around the Easton area. However, on-campus nighttime activities are not lacking. Campus-sponsored events take place almost any given week. The Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF) frequently sponsors events, inviting stand-up comedians to perform in Lower Farinon and guest speakers to deliver lectures (admission being free). Students also have the option of going to theater and/or musical events, performed by both outside groups and student organizations.
On the weekends, students can usually find a couple of parties on campus. Some of these events can be exclusive, while others are open to students of all years. Usually the sports teams and Greek life host these parties, and it is not uncommon for students to follow up with “after parties” of their own. Despite the administration’s strong stance on underage drinking, most students do not have a hard time procuring alcohol. The College also has a "Good Samaritan" policy, where students can report friends and peers who they believe are in trouble without the fear of repercussions. Students who live in wellness (also known as “substance-free”) dorms and/or do not prefer to attend rowdy social events can do things on their own, like organize movie nights. Resident advisers also plan weeknight events throughout the week, so there usually isn’t a dearth of things to do around campus.