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Party Canceled: Top 5 Party Schools of 2020Each year the Princeton Review and Niche publishes lists highlighting the leading party colleges in America. These lists are based on student surveys, feedback on off-campus nightlife and stats focused on social clubs like Greek fraternities and sororities. Nearly half of the schools listed are in what’s considered Coronavirus epicenters. According to The New York Times, the states of Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia are Coronavirus hot spots, with states like Illinois, Delaware and West Virginia following closely behind. These top-five party schools of 2020 have had their party crashed by COVID-19.
Princeton Review’s top-five party schools of 2020 are:
- Syracuse University – Syracuse, New York
- The University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- University of Delaware – Newark, Delaware
- West Virginia University – Morgantown, West Virginia
- Tulane University – New Orleans, Louisiana
Niche’s top-five party schools of 2020 are:
- Tulane University
- Howard University – Washington, District of Columbia
- University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin
- University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, Illinois
**Students attending colleges that made it on the top party schools of 2020 lists should take all social distancing policies and pleas seriously to avoid a sudden college shutdown similar to the 2020 spring semester.**
Fight for Your Right to PartyCollege students have the right pushback on the crummy party crasher, COVID. Students can overcome the lack of social happenings by inventing new ways to gather. Here are three odd, but socially safe college party ideas to consider:
- Host a Zoom Game Party. We all just want to have fun and see the laughing faces of our friends. Why not play a few virtual games?! This YouTuber has 10 simple Zoom game ideas you can play together. One idea is using the Zoom White board.
- Party from Your Window. Remember the viral video of an Italian community signing together from their windows? Open those dorm-room windows and belt out an inspiring tune of reassurance; let the other college students of the USA know there’s a solution to the no-party gloom by creating your own inspiring viral video. Work with your dorm’s resident adviser (RA) or community adviser (CA) to organize a karaoke-inspired sing-a-long. Billie Eilish, Queen or Taylor Swift, be sure to pick songs that are popular or were Billboard hits at one time. Check out this list of the Top 100 Karaoke Songs of All Time for inspiration.
- Cruise to a Drive-In Movie. Try gathering a group of friends to head to a local drive-in movie theater—in separate cars of course. You can still see your friends and enjoy something together, all while wearing masks and staying socially distant. Many Americans are feeling nostalgic as Saturday nights at the movie theater hasn’t been a thing in 2020. If you don’t have a local outdoor movie theatre, Walmart is hosting a Drive-In Movie Tour across the U.S., and tickets are free!