“Fall” in love with Ohio University


What it means to me: cool mornings, pleasantly sunny afternoons, sweaters, boots, multi-colored leaves, hot chocolate and bonfires.

To Ohio University students, fall means a number of different things. However, we should all agree that these four reasons are what make Ohio University the best in the fall.

  1. Bobcat Football

With football comes a package deal: the Marching 110. Every fall, students look forward to these three exciting events:

  1. Saturday night football games.
  2. Tailgating.
  3. Watching the most exciting band in the land!

The Marching 110 has proven that they are one of the top college bands in the nation. With their performance of Gangnam Style receiving over seven million views on YouTube, they also prove to be a favorite of OU students in the fall.

  1. College Green

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Although the criss-crossing paths seem to be beautiful all times of the year, fall seems to bring out its true beauty. Sitting in the warm grass surrounded by the dry, crunchy leaves seems to give Ohio University students a sense of freedom. During the fall, you will find students lounging on blankets, playing with their dogs and finding any reason to be beside the bricks.

  1. Farmers Market

The Athens Farmers Market is a year-round event. But we all know fall provides the best produce. Fresh apples, big pumpkins and sweet, sweet corn are just a few of the amazing things you can find at the farmers marketing in the fall. Some of the several vendors include:

  • Arcadian Acres.
  • Casa Nueva.
  • Crumbs Bakery.
  • Gibson Ridge Farm.
  • Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery.
  • Mitch’s Produce & Greenhouse.

With all of these different vendors to choose from, it is no wonder students love this time of year. You can always find something you like, and probably something you have never tried before.

  1. HallOUween

What do Ohio University students love the most about fall? HallOUween.

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Athens Halloween celebration is notorious for the big block party and the crazy costumes. People come in from all over to celebrate the season. The party usually involves costumes, booze, music and horse cops. Ohio University students are proud to call this holiday “theirs.”

This year, HallOUween will fall on Saturday, October 31.

Although fall is a short season, at Ohio University, it is my favorite. If you ask any other student on campus, I am sure they will say the same. What other university can say they are home to the most exciting band in the land and the biggest Halloween block party? Ohio University in the fall never disappoints.

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Raquel Richards is a senior studying Strategic Communications with a minor in Marketing. After graduation she would love a job in the Marketing Agency. Follow her on Twitter @RaquelMRichards!

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