Some students prefer the fraternity/sorority scene -- if you find your niche there, you can find a party to go to pretty much any night from Wasted Wednesday to Smashed Saturday.If you're more like me though, most of your social interaction comes through smaller parties, organized at the houses/apartments of your friends or out at the bars in the city.Every year there are many very highly advertised events such as listed above and there is an event called Dandelion Day which is in the spring and the school brings in a big name band and many different activities around campus and its a fun day before finals start where everyone gets to have a good time.Partying is up to the student but most weeks there are 4 days a week where you can go and have a good time, two of those being during the week at bar parties that are sponsored by sororities or other groups.it could be due to people finding other social avenues or just the types of people being admitted to rochester have changed over the years/gotten more competitive).the administration is definitely cracking down on fraternities, and i keep hearing stories about "how much better this event used to be before the administration started being so strict about it." i am a new fraternity member and i really enjoy it.
I'm sure you're all completely focused on academics and so have no interest in the dating scene, but just in case any of you are interested in any extracurriculars, I'm happy with the pool of singles at UR.of course this is just a sweeping generalization and i have friends that love to go out as much as i do that are not involved in either of those groups.over the past few years, fraternity popularity has gone down for some reason (new membership went down significantly this past year compared to other years...If you're not into drinking, you won't be pressured to.
People don't want to buy beer for you if you don't want to drink it, trust me.
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