Nightlife around the High Point campus leaves a lot to be desired. There aren’t any bars, clubs, or hangouts within walking distance of campus, so finding a DD or a taxi is imperative. Students will go out to Greensboro clubs for special occasions or the traditional Thursday night at Ham's, but they mostly choose to stay on campus. Also, if you’re underage and without a fake ID, the best thing to do is to stay on campus and find something fun there. Since the High Point area is lacking in bars and clubs, the majority of students relies on Greek life to provide fun. However, frat parties are strictly monitored at HPU, and they can only take place certain nights, with absolutely no kegs, and get broken up early depending on security’s mood that night. However, when parties do get shut down, it isn’t the end of the night. Many students will head over to apartment parties or dorm parties around campus, and then come back to the frats when security has calmed down.
If you plan on attending an apartment party or a dorm party, then it definitely amps up the risk factor for getting into trouble. When you party in the dorms/apartments, you always run the risk of disturbing your neighbors, which can lead to security being called on account of a noise complaint, which can then lead to more serious issues. This isn’t to say that people don’t party in the dorms and apartments, but the groups are generally smaller and more controlled for fear of heavy-duty fines.