How to Get into the Fall Spirit

PC: Kayla Potts

PC: Kayla Potts



The weather is becoming cooler, the leaves are beginning to change colors and the smell of pumpkin is filling the air. That’s right people, fall is officially upon us.

Understandably some of you may have a hard time leaving those sunny summer days behind, but the colorful fall season provides us with multiple opportunities to do something memorable. Here are a few things you can do to get yourself into the fall spirit.

Order yourself a Pumpkin Spice Latte

The full fall experience wouldn’t be complete without at least one sip of the famous pumpkin spice latte. Some of you may think this is a “basic” thing to do, but don’t knock it until you try it. Just go ahead and make a quick stop at Starbucks. You won’t be disappointed.

Take fall pictures

Fall is the perfect backdrop for some pictures with friends. This is also the perfect excuse to add some new fall fashion to your closet. Get out there, get dressed up, throw some leaves in the air and flash a big smile.  

Visit a pumpkin patch

If there’s a fall event you shouldn’t miss it’s visiting a pumpkin patch! College students should check out Roco Berry Farm in Roco, Nebraska. Tickets range anywhere from $11-$25. Another great place is Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Gretna, Nebraska. It’s a little far, but it’s large enough that you can turn your outing into a full-day event. General admission is usually $21.

Host a friendsgiving

Many of us travel home for Thanksgiving break, which means we don’t often get to spend that time with our friends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a pre-celebration. Gather your closest friends, grab some food and host a Friendsgiving. Small moments such as this will make your college experience unforgettable.

Give thanks to the people you love

Fall is the perfect season to show the people around you how much you care. This can be something as little as surprising a friend with their favorite snacks, writing a random thank-you note or sending a quick text.

This is one of the most cozy times of the year, so throw on your most comfortable sweater, grab yourself a hot drink at the nearest coffee shop and go make the most out of this fall season.

Alaysha Harris is a senior studying communication.