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William and Mary... Party Scene?

cgb8007cgb8007 Registered User Posts: 377 Member
I'm sure this question has been asked several times before, but no past threads have really answered my questions.

I'm sure that there is partying to take part in for those who look for it, with drinking and what not... But how plentiful are these parties, and how 'crazy' do they tend to get? I, for one, like to have a good time this way on the weekends.

It is not that I want to go to a party school, WM is certainly not that, but I just would like some input on what type of things go on in WM social life.

oh, and I GOT IN!
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Replies to: William and Mary... Party Scene?

  • momraymomray Registered User Posts: 880 Member
    Just what I've heard as a parent, but never a problem finding a party. Yes, some parties get crazy. Daughter has been to grit wrestling party each year. She'd kill me if I disclosed anything else!
  • soccerguy315soccerguy315 Registered User Posts: 7,165 Senior Member
    people do not set couches on fire and flip over police cars, if that is what you are asking.

    there is plenty of drinking to be had on and near campus. The frats and houses are popular. People host parties in Ludwell and Randolph Complex all the time.
  • swish14swish14 Registered User Posts: 1,325 Senior Member
    I was going to say W&M is not an Animal House scene, but after the "grit wrestling" comment......Maybe its time for grad school :)
  • momraymomray Registered User Posts: 880 Member
    If she can wrestle in grits AND pull a 4.0, it's fine with me! Well rounded education!
  • evanmontegardeevanmontegarde Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Haha, I'm sure I know your daughter, grits wrestling is a pretty fun time :-)

    There's different "scenes"; a lot of people go to frat parties which in my opinion tend to suck (picture a bunch of awkward people drinking lite beer in a tiny room, yeah, not fun) but each organization generally holds parties of some kind. If you rush a Greek organization you will definitely have parties every weekend, but it comes with the price of dues and being committed to stuff you might not always want to do.

    It all comes down to knowing people, if you make friends you will always have something to do on weekends. I've been to some pretty intense parties. Nothing really crazy happens, but a drunken good time is had by all.
  • W&M AdmissionW&M Admission College Rep Posts: 2,321 Senior Member
    W&M is about balance. There are certainly parties of varying sorts that are fun without often getting out of hand. W&M is a place that students can be smart and have fun without doing one in excess of the other.
  • soccerguy315soccerguy315 Registered User Posts: 7,165 Senior Member
    W&M also does not have riots like a certain school in our athletic conference
  • momraymomray Registered User Posts: 880 Member
    @ soccerguy...especially not during admitted student's weekend!
  • SkeeteRX8SkeeteRX8 Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    I've heard mixed responses; but here's my question... I don't drink; but i love parties, and don't care about whether others drink or not; and enjoy the people, the music...stuff like that. Can you still have fun at the WM parties or not?
  • Here_to_HelpHere_to_Help Registered User Posts: 734 Member
    Absolutely. Plenty of people go to parties completely sober (and then everyone else thanks you for walking them home the next day). Different groups on campus have different habits too, with some being more sober than others.
  • soccerguy315soccerguy315 Registered User Posts: 7,165 Senior Member
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