I'm a guy. Drinking isn't allowed in the dorms, unless you are over 21, but no one is. If you get caught by the RAs you'll get written up just like any college. After several write ups you get kicked out..but it depends on the offense etc., pretty typical policy. People of course drink in the dorms anyway...pretty common although it depends on your hall. Fraternities throw parties all the time, there is no frat row, so most of the parties take place at clubs and such. Other than that, people of course throw parties in their apartments and stuff. If partying is your thing..you can find it here, but it's not going to jump out at you in the same way as it would at UCSB where they party non-stop.