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10 Activities to Cross Off Your Fall Bucket List 

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Now that school has started and the weather has begun to cool down, you’re probably getting into the groove of the new semester. It’s a shame to kiss summer goodbye, but there are plenty of autumn activities that will keep you entertained during the colder months! Here are some things you need to do this fall semester:

1. Football Games

Football stadium full of people in orange and white.

Are you really even a college student if you don’t attend at least one football game? They’re a fun way to build some school spirit and make new friends. Many universities offer discounted or even free tickets for their students. If you love to socialize with new people, try attending a tailgate, too. You’ll be able to let loose with other students and feel some school pride. There really isn’t anything like it!

2. Join a Club

Three college students in club shirts sitting on the ground and tossing papers

One of the best ways to make friends on campus is by joining clubs. You usually have an opportunity to explore what sort of clubs are on campus during orientation or welcome week. While it’s probably better to jump into a club early into the semester, you can start attending meetings at any time. It’s never too late to join the party!

3. Go to a Fair or Festival

Decorative truck with many pumpkins on and all around it.

One staple of autumn is fall festivals. No matter where you live, the fall brings along so many opportunities to visit local community festivals or even state fairs. If you are looking to explore a pumpkin patch, visit a petting zoo, and squeeze in a fall photoshoot, the fair is the place to go.

4. Explore the Outdoors

Two women's legs and shoes walking through leaves.

Fall is a great time of year because the weather is so uniquely beautiful. On top of the changing leaves, the temperature is perfect for some outdoor excursions. You can hike, go camping, or even just go on a stroll outside. Don’t let the beautiful season slip away without getting a chance to enjoy it!

5. Visit a Haunted House

Man in dark room wearing a pumpkin head with glowing eyes.

Are you a thrill seeker? Are scary movies not enough to get your blood pumping? Then maybe it’s time to visit a haunted house. Some more intense haunted houses may be on the pricier side, but totally worth a visit. If you aren’t the type that enjoys this sort of adrenaline rush, there are some family friendly haunted houses that won’t give you such a fright.

6. Visit a Farmers Market

Man standing over an apple stand and handing someone their change

You may not have a full kitchen in your dorm—but there’s so much more to explore at a local farmer’s market. You can buy artisanal soaps, clothing, breads and jams, or other handmade wares. It’s also a great place to get a delicious meal and take in the season. Autumn time comes with so many unique flavors, you won’t want to miss out!

7. Volunteer Your Time

Autumn is a time when many of us reflect on what we’re grateful for. Why not go the extra mile and give back to your community? There are many ways to make a difference.

Here are some unique ways you can help your community:

Two students packing up bags to hand out to those in need

  • Donating, packing, or serving food
  • Donating clothes, toys, or school supplies
  • Donating or packing hygene supplies
  • Writing letters to veteran, troops, or the elderly
  • Offer help to your neighbors

8. Decorate Your Dorm

White table with tiny pumpkins, candles, and branches.

Just because your space is small, doesn’t mean you can’t be creative! You can decorate your dorm with cute little trinkets for an affordable price during this time of year. Little pumpkins, fall leaves, or even spooky Halloween décor can really brighten up your room.

If you really want to make a statement, decorate your door with some fun stuff to get everyone on your floor excited for the fall!

9. Host a Potluck on Your Floor

Group of people eating around an outdoor table

Some students may not be able to fly home for the holidays. But you can still celebrate with the other students on your floor! Organizing a potluck is a great way to get some good food, social interaction, and wholesome fun this fall. Don’t sit in your room alone, enjoy the company of those around you!

10. Enjoy Cultural Festivities

Three colorful skeletons sitting on a tiny bench.

The fall is also full of cultural festivities. You have Oktoberfest, Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, and plenty more. You may even be able to participate in a festival, celebration, or parade! Explore your local community and see what celebrations are waiting for you.

Before you know it, the semester will be over! Speaking of which, what are your plans for winter break? Studying abroad, crashing at your parent’s house, going on a trip?

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