Male English Major C/O 2020
What kind of weekend activities or nightlife do you like to participate in?
Apart from the bars in Middletown, there’s not a lot that the city offers for nightlife. Almost all of the nightlife is confined to campus. There is always some sort of party, concert, or event that is held that people like to go to. It’s also a very artistic campus, so there is some sort of performance or exhibit you can go to. I personally like to hang out with friends, we go to parties on campus every now and then, but we’re almost always on campus. Parties on campus are held in pretty much every time of living arrangement you can think of, so program houses, apartments, dorms, etc. Sometimes we go to Main Street with one of my friends who has a car and go to a restaurant or hang out at a bar.
What is an alternative to going to a party or a bar that you like for a night out?
Movies are always played on campus, on the weekends especially. There is oftentimes some sort of theater performance. Like, this weekend we have art, film, and theater theses being displayed. There’s a healthy variety of things to do.
What is the impact of Greek life on nightlife?
We pretty much don’t have Greek life. We have one residential frat, DKE, and a few co-ed societies, one of which is residential. Because so few of the Wesleyan population is involved in Greek life and even fewer are involved in what is traditionally considered Greek life, people don’t pay attention to it as much. There are some parties held at some of the residential Greek societies, but not many people I know go to those. [About 7% of the student body is involved in Greek life. Wesleyan has been working to rescind DKE’s residential status.]