Students can bring their families during Parents Weekend to a autumn party this Friday.
The Student Activities Board will be hosting Fall Fest on the quad behind Central Hall from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 12. It will feature autumn-themed games and activities, as well as seasonal food for students, faculty, and families to enjoy.
Claire Lupini, a sophomore on SAB staff, said they plan on having a more rustic, comfortable theme for the occasion, compared to previous years.
“It’ll be a lot less orange and more representative of the fall season. There’ll be more white decorations, candles, and bistro lights to make it more intimate,” she said. “We want people to show up and interact with each other because it’ll be a good way to build community.”
Alex Whitford, assistant director of SAB, said this event will be a great opportunity for the campus to engage in traditional, fall activities that people all love at home.
“We have a lot of different components for the student body to enjoy. It’s a more relaxed atmosphere and people can stay as long as they want,” Whitford said.
While some activities are still being planned, the event will be catered by Bon Appetit. They’ll have traditional fall food such as apple fritters, apple cider, and bratwurst.
Whitford said she is excited about SAB hosting one of the last outdoor events for the semester.
“I’m excited to enjoy the fall weather, some good food and music and seeing the student body coming out to enjoy this fun Friday activity,” she said.
SAB hosted this event during Parent’s Weekend last year. Because they had a successful turnout at last year’s fall fest, they decided to do it during Parent’s Weekend again this year.
“This is an opportunity for parents to do a fun, family activity and for students to show their parents more of the social side,” Whitford.
Lupini said the event not only welcomes students and their families, but also faculty and their families, hoping that they’ll all participate in the fun activities.
“It’s a small event, not too overwhelming nor extravagant,” Lupini said. “I hope people take advantage of the pumpkin painting and carving. It’ll be really interesting to see what people do.”