The Vassar social scene is driven by off-campus parties. The Town Houses and Terrace Apartments have parties every weekend. Large crowds of underclassmen can be seen trekking out in the late evening to dance and drink. Dorms also sponsor events, which mostly underclassmen attend. On-campus events are usually dry, with occasional parties providing alcohol for students over 21. These parties are usually a warm-up for whatever is going on at the Town Houses or Terrace Apartments. There are both campus acts and touring bands that come here. Students go to dance, drink, and mingle in the Mug or in friends’ dorm rooms, usually after other events have finished on the weekends or for the themed ‘80s or live jazz nights during the week.
There’s always a line to get in Matthews Mug and the Alumni House Pub are both very popular, but at times, the Pub is restricted to seniors only. However, it is not hard for those students under 21 to have a good time. The campus bar admits everyone and has different music themes every day of the week. Students love to play drinking games—knowing the rules of beer pong and flip cup is required. Campus parties aren’t lame, and most agree that there isn’t a reason to leave campus to party. Vassar also has a student-run entertainment committee called ViCE, which holds several parties a year and brings performers to campus.