Whether they're technically legal to drink or not, Rhodes students always find ways to have fun. Greek life dominates the on-campus night scene on weekends. At least one fraternity hosts a party each night, and these are open to the entire campus. The parties aren't crazy, but they can still be a lot of fun, particularly while they're still new during your freshman and sophomore years. Plus, you don't have to worry about a DD (designated driver), and often the fraternities make a few pledges DD for students if the party moves to a house off campus. Rhodes Activities Board (RAB) also hosts bus parties at local clubs that are usually a blast, so that’s another thing to look forward to.
As students get older, many like to venture out into Memphis to explore the local bar/club scene. Beale Street is perfect if you're over 21, but if you want to avoid getting kicked out, you'll have to get there at around 8:50 p.m.—they start checking IDs at around 9 or 10, and using a fake is risky. Dance clubs like Senses, Atlas, and 152 can be a lot of fun if you go with a group of friends, and all you have to do is ask around to figure out which bars and clubs will "overlook" your birth year. Some places can get a little sketchy, particularly late at night, but talk to upperclassmen and it won't be long before you figure out where or where not to go. Students who want louder, bigger parties check out the night scenes at local universities like University of Memphis and Christian Brothers. And if drinking isn't your thing, Memphis is full of great live music venues and restaurants. Regardless of your age or party style, you'll never have a shortage of things to do at night, when you're ready to take a break from schoolwork.