PROGRAM PLANNING FOR THE FALL SEMESTER
As the fall semester begins, it’s time to prepare for an exciting season on your college campus. With Fall Fest, Homecoming, Halloween, National Coming Out Day, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Indigenous Peoples Day and Native American Heritage Month on the horizon, you have a golden opportunity to make this semester truly memorable. Let’s explore some creative ideas that will turn these events into engaging and unforgettable experiences!
1. Fall Fest
Why settle for an ordinary Fall Fest when you can make it an extraordinary extravaganza? As the anticipation for Fall Fest grows, consider adding thrilling attractions to the mix. Imagine portable roller rinks that transport attendees back in time, evoking a delightful sense of nostalgia. And for those seeking an adrenaline rush, why not introduce mobile axe throwing, skillfully guided by professionals, ensuring a memorable experience for all? To capture the essence of togetherness, invite skilled caricature artists to immortalize the moment, or engage everyone in The Pop-Up Game Show, where professional comedians host friendly competitions with enticing prizes.
Reimagine the Homecoming experience with a fresh perspective. Homecoming is more than alumni reconnecting; it’s a celebration of our vibrant campus community. Elevate the occasion by infusing campus life with vibrant inflatables, complete with obstacle courses that test both physical and mental agility. Take the excitement to new heights with thrilling attractions like the Mobile Zip Line and Extreme Air In Line. Enhance the nostalgia with photo booths, capturing cherished keepsakes, and consider introducing the magic of drive-in movie nights, creating a cinematic experience beneath the starry night sky.
3. National Coming Out Day
Raise the bar for your National Coming Out Day celebration with our Pride Party Package, offering two hours of non-stop fun with activities like “Decorate Your Own Flip Flops” and “DIY Coloring Totes,” alongside exciting games like “Pride Bingo” and “Pride Trivia“. Compete for $200 in cash prizes and cherish this vibrant, diverse event. Adding depth to your celebration, we’re thrilled to feature LGBTQ+ spoken word artists Lacey Roop, Gabriel Ramirez, and Ebo Barton, who will infuse your gathering with powerful spoken word performances celebrating LGBTQ+ voices and experiences. Get ready to laugh, learn, and celebrate diversity with friends on this joyous occasion!
4. National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
During National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Keith Karkut’s “Hypnotic Intoxication” program creatively addresses responsible drinking. It combines open discussions on responsible alcohol use with real-life consequences and uses hypnosis to simulate alcohol’s effects with water, showcasing the dangers of alcohol misuse. Karkut shares personal experiences to drive the point home. This entertaining yet educational program encourages students to make responsible choices regarding alcohol, offering an impactful message within a captivating experience.
5. Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Native American Heritage Month
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Native American Heritage Month with the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers, led by Mark Tayac, preserving their heritage from Maryland’s Chesapeake region since Captain John Smith’s 1608 encounter. Their engaging American Indian Dance, Drum & Song performance, hailing from Port Tobacco, MD, is complemented by contributions to TV specials, appearances at the Museum of the American Indian, national pow-wows, and festivals. They enthusiastically educate about American Indian culture and history.
Spice up your Halloween celebrations during this fantastic fall semester with spine-tingling fun through a variety of programs. Join Eagle Special Ops in Zombie Escape Rooms, where rookie members must face unique challenges to protect humanity from the zombie onslaught. Marvel at Eric’s jaw-dropping pumpkin carvings that transform ordinary pumpkins into incredible masterpieces. Dive into the spooky beats of Hallowingo, offering all the excitement of Playlist Bingo with your favorite Halloween tunes. Test your Halloween expertise with Trick-Or-Trivia, the ultimate game show that challenges your understanding of the scariest night of the year. With these thrilling Halloween programs and other exciting events on the horizon, get ready to make this fall semester one for the books!
As you plan these events, keep in mind that they’re not just gatherings; they’re opportunities to create lasting memories and cultivate a sense of unity among all attendees. Explore the diverse range of programs available and reach out to your event planning team for inquiries, availability, and booking details. Your active participation will help shape these events into unforgettable moments for everyone involved.
Embrace the fall semester with open arms and a calendar full of exciting activities that will make this year truly exceptional!