Falling for Formal, Excursions and Frights: 8 Things to Add to your Fall To-Do List

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There are many different student organizations at Maryville that take the time to coordinate fun events for students on and off campus. Here is a list of the top eight upcoming activities this fall.

  1. Tailgate and Barbecue

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016

TIME: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.


DETAILS: The tailgate and barbecue will take place on the Simon Commencement Lawn. This tradition wraps up fall festival by including the final round of competition for the spirit teams. Everyone is more than welcome to come enjoy the entertainment, food, music and t-shirts.


  1.  Fall Formal

    Ashley Heuer, alumna, and Natalie Crawford, senior enjoy the 2015 fall formal at Ballpark Village. Photo courtesy of Natalie Crawford.

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016

TIME: 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.


DETAILS: What better way to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and celebrate new friendships than at Ballpark Village’s Crown Room and patio that overlooks Busch Stadium? Transportation will be provided, and feel free to bring friends from other schools because everyone is welcome! Tickets are 15 dollars and can be purchased in Gander and the SAC.  

“I really enjoyed the experience of going to Fall Formal, it was a great atmosphere and I was able to dress up and have a fun night out with my friends,” Natalie Crawford, senior, said.


3. Fall Excursions

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016

TIME: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ORGANIZATION: Committee on New ‘N Existing Campus Traditions (CONNECT)

DETAILS: Enjoy family weekend and the beautiful fall weather by taking a trip to the St. Louis Zoo, Anheuser-Busch Brewery or The Fox Theatre.


  1. Creepyworld

DATE: Oct. 21, 2016

TIME: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.


DETAILS: Creepyworld, located in Fenton, MO is the world’s largest scream park including 13 back-to-back haunted houses in one location. Transportation will be provided.


The spirit rock festively decorated for October and to represent the pumpkin carving on campus last year. Photo courtesy of Kelly Freeman.
  1. Pumpkin Carving

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016

TIME: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


DETAILS: Who doesn’t want a free pumpkin? Join CAB at the DUC and Commencement lawn to carve and personalize your own jack-o-lantern.


  1. Potter Trick-or-Treating

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016

TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

ORGANIZATION: Residential Housing Association

DETAILS: Help make a child’s Halloween experience memorable. Pass out candy to children of faculty and staff.

“I handed out candy during Potter trick or treating last year. It was a lot of fun to see all the kids in their costumes,” Shayna Salloway, sophomore, said.


  1. Fright Night Haunted House

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016

TIME: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.


DETAILS: Don’t feel like leaving campus to get a good Halloween fright? Come walk through the haunted house on campus located at the Center for Student Engagement.


  1. Picnic and Ponies

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016

TIME: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


DETAILS: Transportation will be provided to a St. Louis stable where students can enjoy a picnic and horseback riding through trails. Contact CAB for more details.


These activities will arrive quicker than you think, so don’t forget to mark your calendars. Which activity are you looking forward to the most? Comment below!


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