Elizabethtown College is a quieter school. That’s not to say that there aren’t any good or even wild parties. However, it is a nicer area, so the local bar and club scene is a bit scarce. There are a few places that are within walking distance, but if students really want to hit the clubs and bars, they normally head to Harrisburg or downtown Lancaster.
There is always a party going on during the weekend, especially at the sports houses and in the quads and apartments. For a lot of the parties on campus, students should have some type of connection to the people hosting the party, but there are a few open parties. There tends to be a school dance most weekends, and a lot of the students usually go out to party after the dance, so it’s a great place to make a few connections and check out the night’s events.
There are a few underage clubs in Harrisburg, but they’re not the best or very popular with students at Etown. A lot of the underclassmen will go hang out at Folklore, Conewago Coffee, or nearby malls, like Park City Center in Lancaster. Otherwise students go to the student organization events and the parties on campus.