Nightlife is mostly synonymous with drinking on this campus. The most popular thing for students to do is drink in their dorms, at parties, or at the bar. Main Street is packed with students on weekend nights fighting to get in as many drinks as possible. For those who don't drink, there is not much else to do but get out of town.
UD often tries to create alcohol-free events for its students, such as movies, comedians, concerts, and alcohol-free dances. But the popularity of the partying scene creates a stigma for these events that prevents most students from attending. As UD continues to crack down on the drinking scene, these events may gain in number and popularity, but so far there haven't been big gains in attendance making University officials wary of spending money on things students won't enjoy.