The main quad felt like a pumpkin patch during the third annual Ottumn Fest on Oct. 9. Student Housing and Residential Life set up refreshments, music and craft stations in collaboration with the Makerspace.
Students mingled at the tables while painting pumpkins and festive decorations as pop music blasted through the quad. “I really enjoy the fact that they are providing pumpkins and paint. I like the music and its good vibes,” said fourth-year Jacque Mckay, as they painted a sea anemone on their pumpkin. “I have to [paint] a sea star and maybe a rocky intertidal.”
Katherine Cavallero helped organize the event as a member of the Student Housing and Residential Life programming board. “While brainstorming it, we really wanted a lot of fun crafts. We have sun catchers, welcoming home boards, pumpkin painting and bracelet making.”
More than 300 students participated, leaving with pumpkins under their arms and smiles on their faces.