college campus in the fall

Fall College Bucket List: Everything You Need to do This Season

Fall is finally here! Yay! We have been waiting for these cooler months all summer. You are about halfway through the semester, the air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and you get to pull out your favorite sweater and boots.

Make sure you check off all the boxes before the snow starts to fall and winter hits in full force.

Attend a Football Game

football game

The fall signals football season and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Make sure you attend a football game at your college or Alma mater! It is a fun way to get outside and enjoy the weather with friends. If you are feeling really festive, you can also set up a tailgate party.

Go to Pumpkin Patch or Apple Orchard

pumpkin patch

Summer may be known for watermelon season but fall has some great choices too. Visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard and pick out your own to bring home. Jump on board for a tractor ride and get a tour of the farm.  You can decorate your apartment or dorm with your purchase or cook them up into some yummy deserts.

Check out a Corn Maze

corn maze

This is a fun date idea, or if you’re enjoying the single life it can be a fun activity to bond with your roommate. A corn maze is a enjoyable way to kick off fall. It gives you an opportunity to get outside and work together to solve a puzzle.

Get Outside


Now is the time to be active without worrying about overheating. Go for a hike, take a bike ride, put together a pickup sports game with your friends, or have  picnic. There are so many options to enjoy the outdoors and observe the changing of the seasons.

Attend Oktoberfest


Oktoberfest is a German beer festival. If you are of legal age, this can be a time where you can test out different beers from Germany. If you are not of age yet you can still attend and watch the different German traditions and listen to live music, watch performances, and participate in festival games.

Visit a Haunted House

haunted house

Fall is the spookiest time of year. Whether you believe in the paranormal or not it can still be exciting to attend a haunted house, real or fake. Closer to Halloween you can easily find a haunted house to wander through, if you’re brave enough. If you are a serious ghost hunter you can jump on board a local ghost tour.


fall cooking

There are countless delicious recipes that you can experiment with this fall. From savory soups to comforting cupcakes there is something for everyone to enjoy. Search for some recipes you are interested in trying and make a night of it! Your taste buds will thank you.

Have a Bonfire


While the days of fall may be beautiful it can get chilly when the sun goes down. Invite your friends or significant other over and cozy up next to an outdoor bonfire. Make sure to have some warm cider and all the ingredients to make a s’more on hand.

Get Crafty

carving a pumpkin

Carving a pumpkin, knitting a scarf, making your own Halloween costume, there are so many fall craft ideas to ignite your creative side. Just take one look at Pinterest and you are guaranteed to be inspired.

Enjoy the season!


Callie Pederson

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