Nightlife at Valpo mostly revolves around the house parties and frat parties that are held throughout the week. A limited number of students go to the bars on a regular basis, but once you reach that golden age of 21, you will go... at least once. There are not a lot of options for bars around Valpo, but they are frequently visited by some Valpo students. They are sometimes smokey and crowded, so most people drink at home or at house parties.
Frat parties, on the other hand, are held often for students at campus. The most popular are the non-alcoholic dance parties that many students attend. There's a small cover charge that goes towards a philanthropy. Otherwise, there are the typical small gatherings at frats or off-campus houses that entertain many Valpo students. Most of the frat parties are overrun with freshmen and Greeks. Few non-Greek or non-freshmen take the time to head to the frat houses for a party.