Drinking at UCSD?

<p>My son just got into UCSD (stats are 3.75UCW and 2310 SATS). He heard that it is a "dry" campus and that if you get caught drinking you get klcked out. He is contrasting that with UCSB. Is there any truth to this dry campus thing? He was admitted to Revelle, if that makes a difference.</p>

<p>I'm at Revelle. One of my suitemates hosted a drinking party and was caught. There was a total of 15 students who were caught; he was sent to the Dean but his friends were given a warning. However, he told me that the Dean told him ways in which he wouldn't get caught--it seemed as if he was being encouraged instead of punished. In the end, he was only given a warning.</p>

<p>So, it pretty much depends on the RA (Resident Assistant) and the CSOs (?) on whether they're lax with the drinking or not because they're the ones who do the "busting." In general, it seems as if security is pretty stringent on drinking besides the one case above.</p>

<p>As a parent with a decades old college degree, I am envious of anyone deciding between attending college in either San Diego or Santa Barbara. The only negative is where then will he vacation?</p>

<p>yeah it's true. my friend opened the door with a beer in his hand and he got written down. nothing happened after that though so i don't know. i still don't know anybody that got kicked out because of it.</p>

<p>we're told from the beginning though that in case we do decide to drink we should be smart about it. don't scream and be loud cause then you'll get caught.. haha. well duh.. </p>

<p>but yeah, they know college kids drink. there's no way to stop that.</p>

<p>UCSD is NOT a dry campus. i lived in revelle my freshman year and hardly a weekend would go by without at least one ambulance visit for alcohol-related issues.</p>

<p>uhhh is that a good thing? lol</p>

<p>Yes. That's a great thing in my opinion. It's college, we're supposed to have fun.</p>

<p>There are other ways to have fun that don't involve harming one's health or safety.</p>

<p>Drinking is fun, but I'd have to say when you need an ambulance, things have definately gone too far. And its not fun at all when that happens.</p>

<p>omg you posted!! liar... lookit. 14 posts haha.</p>

<p>i'd like to point out that i find this a little wierd, to say the least, that a parent made this thread. hahaha.</p>

<p>We aren't stupid.....:p</p>

<p>I posted at the request of my son. He believes that UCSD is academically best for him (biophysics major, maybe premed), but wants to have fun in college too. UCSD has a reputation around here as being all work, no play. He is not a drinker at present, but is interested in nightlife.</p>

<p>Most parents nowadays know what's up with high school and college. Unfortunately for most of us asians, our parents don't really know what's up and freak out the first time we come home drunk. I guess my Dad got used to it and understood eventually. </p>

<p>As long as you don't go overboard, like get put in an ambulance, I don't think there's anything wrong with partying as long as you keep your work done.</p>

<p>Work hard play hard is a great college motto!</p>

<p>the pizza place serves beer and there is a pub on campus as well. not dry.</p>


How prudish... and I say that as a parent of a teenager. Drinking does not have to involve harming anything. Parents need to teach their kids how to deal with alcohol, among other things.</p>

<p>I couldn't agree with you more.</p>

<p>I'm glad that someone brought this up (and I'm a teenager). Although I'm hardly "prudish", I really would rather go to a campus that is DRY. I can understand that kids drink, but "hardly a weekend {going} by without at least one ambulance visit for alcohol-related issues" is a bit too much.</p>

<p>This happens because the parents haven't taught their teenagers about how to properly deal with alcohol.</p>

How prudish... and I say that as a parent of a teenager.


<p>So I'm prudish because I think it's unsafe to drink to the point where you're sent to the hospital?</p>