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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Morgan from Schuylkill Haven, PA
  • Oct-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Club events are frequent and fun, but the greatest activities are MOB events. They offer semester concerts, fattening food events, movie days/nights, and so much more. I'm a music major, so I'm partial to the music department's concerts and recitals. I don't participate in nightlife much, but I hear that it's good, not great. There are also a bunch of restaurants and nice bars downtown (meaning literally right down the street), as well as a movie theater, Walmart, froyo, and Panera within walking distance, plus a shopping center two miles away. Some students also take advantage of recreational shuttles.

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  • Anonymous
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Going out to parties is pretty big on the weekends, but if you're not into that, there's always something going on at the social hall, such as a movie or theme night. Usually there's also a group of people always watching a movie in the common room of the dorms as well.

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  • Aug-05-2013 I am a current student here

    You can go downtown for food or try to discover Carlisle's little gems. I'm not going to tell you where that is; that's the best part! Just last spring, I discovered this street that resembles Georgetown, DC with a cute row of stores, including one of my favorite places that sell fresh fruit juices. There are more places that you can go to easily, too, if you own a bike or car, or any other mode of transportation. (Hint: haunted house, mountains, farm, taco bell) You can also use classrooms to make a movie nights with your friends in the weekends. Sometimes, we also play ping pong in the basement of Adams Hall. As I've said before, Dickinson calls for resourceful and curious students. Students who can see the beauty and fun in simple things.

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  • Kelly
  • Jul-09-2013 I am a current student here

    Join a club or intramural sport or regular sport, find a good group of friends who enjoy doing the same things as you.

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  • Rachel from Pittsford, NY
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    There is plenty to do around Carlisle and around the Harrisburg area. I have already spent a year at Dickinson and feel that I have tons left to explore in the small town. There are shuttles that take students to Harrisburg every weekend- to shop, to go to concerts, etc. Also, Phili, Pittsburg, NY, and Washington, D.C. are all less than three hours away. On campus there are always daily events and weekend events that usually are all going on at the same time, causing some difficult choices.

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  • From California
  • Jan-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Joining clubs and even going to the gym are some fun things I do. It depends on the type of person you are and what you like to do for fun.

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  • Jane from MORRISVILLE, PA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am a current student here

    There are lots of clubs on campus and ways to meet people. Weekend activities can be lacking, though. It's a shame the school doesn't provide transportation to Harrisburg so you could find more to do outside of Carlisle.

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  • Emma from Newville, PA
  • Aug-30-2012 I am a current student here

    Get out and make friends! In this comparatively small town, it may seem that there is little to do for fun. When you've got a great and diverse group of friends, you can always find things to do, ways to network, and share expenses to venture out further from Carlisle.

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