Fear kicks in and your conscience is whispering, “If I get invited to a party, will I go?” and “Can I have fun in college without partying?” and “What kinds of people will be at a party?” There are many questions turning in the gears of freshmen minds. For those who aren’t comfortable partying, drinking and going out—let me ease your fears: there is so much fun to be had that doesn’t involve any of those things.
For a budget of $5 to $15 dollars, one can find entertainment on campus in Johnson. The Department of Theatre and Dance regularly produces performances that feature student work, main stage productions and smaller studio and experimental performances. There are also over 100 musical performances annually and art exhibitions put on with the College of Performing Arts that can provide entertainment for students. For a higher budget, there is also fun nightlife in Charlotte at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Theatre. Tickets for The Lion King are currently for sale.
If plays and musicals aren’t your scene, but you’re still looking for entertainment on campus, the DiGiorgio Student Union hosts two to three live events per week and movie features twice a week. Another plus is that these events are usually cultural events, and bring unique entertainment.
Another form of on-campus entertainment is club-sponsored events and sporting events. Many clubs and organizations host fundraisers and get-togethers for certain occasions. There are also many sporting events on campus. The Eagles love the support and painting up can be a great way to spend an evening.
There are also other forms of entertainment off campus such as dinner at nice restaurants, hanging out at the Rock Hill park, and many festivals and celebrations at Old Town, Rock Hill.
There are many ways to have fun in college that don’t involve drinking and partying. However, if one is interested in such activities, the Wednesday night party bus is a good way to go.