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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Tyler from Poway, CA
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Penn State offers a wide variety of fun activities to be a part of. Penn State offers gyms, courts and fields for various sports, and miles of grassy areas for playing any type of game with friends.

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  • Cassandra from Philadelphia, PA
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    -There are free movies at the HUB on weekends. They are movies that aren't on DVD yet, but are no longer in theaters. They pick pretty good movies too. Definitely recommend. Also there are movie theaters off campus that a bus or taxi can take you too. Cheap as well. -If under 21, lots of parties downtown. Just be careful in the frats. Watch your intake. I was lucky, but plenty of people I know got underages, or got hurt. -If over 21, the bars are freaking amazing here. So many choices and cheap deals. Don't bother with fakes. They basically never, ever work. I did know one person who used one and got it once, but it was taken away the next bar he went too. Depends on the bouncer whether they call the cops or not. -So many restaurants and eateries here. Check them all off your list. -Plenty of plays and performances to see for cheap with student discount -Join Clubs!

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  • Puvanan from State College, PA
  • Apr-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Hiking in Mount Nittany,Skiing in Tussey mountain, Numerous varsity games happening through out the year. Racquet ball courts and squash courts and such facilities are available for students.

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  • Alexandra from Hudson, OH
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    There is literally something fun to do every single night on this campus! Go see a performance at Eisenhower Auditorium, a free concert sponsored by the Student Performing Arts in the Hub, or one of the varsity sports teams dominate on the court/field/mat. Participate in a Greek life philanthropy, start an Intramural sports team, or shop downtown and grab a bite to eat with friends at one of the many restaurants off campus. While Penn State is known for being a big party school, there are plenty of opportunities to have fun and meet people that don't involve alcohol.

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  • Shannon from University Park, PA
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Sports are big at Penn State and they have many high scoring teams to watch all year with a group of friends. You can shop downtown and shop and get dinner and explore new things. Being a part of a club that interests you is also a lot of fun and helps you build meaningful friendships.

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  • Alumni since 2009
  • Mar-25-2014 I am a past student here

    Penn State Uni has been on the list at least twice for the top party school in the nation. There are always parties going on. There are also a lot of clubs and student organizations to get involved with. You can find almost anything.

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  • Aaliyah from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mar-09-2014 I am a current student here

    If you're into greek life you'll pretty much always have something to do. If you're not then you might find that Penn State is pretty boring

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  • Sarah from Boalsburg, PA
  • Mar-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Clubs, tons of sporting events, major concerts (Macklemore, Jay-Z, country, christian, etc) Ice shows, tons of speakers giving inspirational and academic talks. THON, volunteering, running (everybody seems to run around here...) and lots of parties.

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  • Damini from Lansdale, PA
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    For fun there are a lot of options. Not as much as you would expect in a city campus, but definitely more than enough. Downtown campus you can go shopping and spend quality time hanging out with your friends. Aside from that there are various on campus beautiful sights, such as the Lion monument, arboretum, and of course the party aspect. Although Penn State is known for its partying, the parties are much more than just drinking and having fun. There are many parties out there that are more like get together and others where planning for THON occurs. Since THON is a year round event planning, often times committees will get together and go canning or have mini house parties in which they not only get work done, but they also have a little fun.

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