Virginia Tech and the town of Blacksburg provide various nightlife choices for students. Downtown Blacksburg consists mainly of bars, most of which have strict carding policies. Bring two ID's if you're over 21, even if you look (or are) 35. There are always apartment and house parties going on, many thrown by fraternities in Oak Lane. Be careful when heading out to Oak Lane though, the police tend to hang around there a lot and break up parties. Going to fraternity parties does mean a free ride, though. Greek parties send out designated drivers to pick up party-going students on campus. Also, Blacksburg Transit, Blacksburg's bus system, has routes going out to all major apartment complexes, so getting to a party safely is usually easy to do, as long as you remember to catch the bus before 2 a.m.
Throughout the year, Tech brings all kinds of entertainment to campus, including comedians, bands, plays, hypnotists, and classical music. Sometimes student organizations have weekend events, like the dances on the weekends put together by the Swing Club. Students who want to get out of Blacksburg can take weekend trips to go camping or to spend some time in Roanoke. Blacksburg has a number of bars, dance clubs, and coffee shops to hang out in on the weekends. Tech brings in entertainment in various forms and provides them on campus, making it accessible for all students. Unfortunately, since Blacksburg is so small and downtown is only two blocks long, it doesn't take too much time to check out all the bars and clubs. Even so, most students spend their time in Blacksburg and find something to do rather than leaving for the weekend.