I feel that living in dorms for your first year of college is something that absolutely encourages more modest partying. Although there is a tendency to "go overboard" at first, being surrounded by a supportive community of students and faculty who all understand the situation is better overall. There is more emphasis on academia.
No. The first year of college and in the dorms are a mix for serious partying. Most of these student have never been away from home and had to abide by their parents strict rules. Now, this new found freedom, the partying is just beginning. I think it would more partying if student reside in the dorms during their first year.