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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's really only Frat parties. If you know an Indie then you can go to one of those

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties Thursday-Saturday. But the parties stop around midterms and finals

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: most parties are at frats and occur mainly on weekends. There is some partying at off campus houses, but they tend to be somewhat exclusive. Almost no partying on weekdays due to academic demands.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Alcohol is always available and themes are interesting. I'm not much of a partier though.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Mostly greek, but indie house parties are great when they happen. They are inclusive and generally well orchestrated. It's easier when you are greek to find parties, however.

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Since there isn’t much to do in Walla Walla, even if you are over 21, most nightlife happens right on Whitman’s campus. Nightlife could be defined as frat parties, house parties, dorm parties, concerts, or other Whitman-sponsored events. Almost every Friday night, there is a musical event called Coffeehouse in the basement of Reid that features students and occasionally a local band. There are also lectures or speakers, theatre and dance performances, screenings of movies, and the occasional sporting event. Parties are the main source of amusement and entertainment on campus.

Dorm parties are generally attended by first-years and are often hosted for the purpose of drinking before another event on campus. House parties are generally open to all of campus, although it may depend on where they are being hosted and whether they are intended for a specific campus group, The frats are often quite inviting, always open for girls, and very genial if you make an attempt to get to know their members in the light of day, too. They can be exclusive, however, if the party follows a Greek function. Other options for those over 21 include the Green or other Walla Walla bars. Students with cars will occasionally venture to the Tri-Cities to experience the few dance clubs there. There is always something happening in any of these options, and most students enjoy the accessibility and openness of the parties and events there.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Downtown
  • Main Street
Student Favorites
  • Off-campus parties
  • TKE house parties
Other Places to Check Out
  • Coffee Bean
  • Coffee Perk
  • McFeely's Tavern
  • Starlight Bowling Alley
Local Specialties
Local Walla Walla wine:
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beirut
  • Flip cup
  • Kings Cup
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Organization Parties
Reflecting the social groups formed, each clique often has its own parties, such as athletic teams or the theater kids. In fact, the drama crowd has been known to throw some pretty outrageous theme parties, where their specialty drink, known as the "grog," is readily available if you show up early.

Club ListingsWhat's This?


This is a good place to go for hip-hop music, and the DJs usually aren't too bad. Rosita's sponsors 18-and-older parties, as well as 21-and-older events.

201 E Main St.

(509) 525-6361


This is a great place for the 21-and-older crowd to go for drinks and dancing. It's the only place off campus that offers a really great dance floor, as well as drinks.

405 Wellington Ave.

(509) 525-7142

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

The Green Lantern (aka The Green)

The Green, beloved by students and professors alike, is about the only bar in Walla Walla that Whitties frequent. It is known for its selection of draft microbrews and fish tacos!

1606 E Isaacs Ave.

(509) 525-6303

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

Stay on campus-this is what most students do, even if they are over 21. Dances, concerts, lectures, frat parties, dorm parties, and house parties abound, making it easy for those under 21 to find something to do. It is a rarity that there aren't at least a couple of options on any given weekend night.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 21 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 25% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 67% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 8% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 0% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Frat blackout parties
  • 17% Greekend


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