What are the most popular student activities/groups?
Freshmen dorms tend to be the friendliest; students often prop their doors open when they're in their rooms and often entire freshmen halls can turn into groups of best friends. After freshmen year, it can be harder to make a lot of new friends, because people have already formed their freshmen friend groups. As a sophomore, though, I have definitely made several new very close friends this year. There are no sororities or fraternities, but drinking is present at most on-campus parties. Still, I have never observed pressure placed on drinking; it is totally acceptable to go to a party and have a great time while not drinking or smoking. Off-campus also offers a wealth of options of things to do, from ice skating to contra dancing to art museums to teaching ESL classes to immigrants.