The coming of Fall promises ample autumn adventures at DU

Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice and cool activies, both on and off campus.
Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor
‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice and cool activies, both on and off campus.

By Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer

Fall has always been one of the busiest times of the year. Students are heading back to school which means the daily grind of homework assignments, studying and working hard is back and in action.

But, fear not! While keeping up with academics is important, it is also essential to salvage some free time for yourself as well. Luckily, Duquesne always has a variety of events happening on campus. Below are some upcoming fall-themed events that can get you excited for the colder weather and change of season!

September 15:

DPC DUNite-Epic Bingo: 9- 11 p.m. Stop by to try your luck at winning some fancy gift-card prizes!

September 23:

Kayaking the Allegheny: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at North Shore.

October 5:

Food Truck Frenzy: 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Bluff Street. Includes 12 area restaurants that highlight Pittsburgh’s tastiest treats!

October 7:

Dukes vs. Wagner Football: 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at Rooney Field; AutumnFest, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. on A-Walk. Includes carnival games, prizes, food, entertainment and highlights a large variety of student organizations.

October 27:

DPC DUNite: Halloween Crafts, 9 p.m.- 11 p.m. at the Union NiteSpot. Includes free food and beverages.

Looking to head off campus for a little while and explore what the rest of the city has to offer? Don’t worry, here are also some upcoming events listed below that are off the Bluff.

September 16:

Pittsburgh Renaissance Fair: in Newton, PA, 11:15 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Duquesne students are able to take a bus that will meet behind Towers on Bluff Street. Includes live Irish music, themed food and drinks and more!

Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor
A trip to the PGH Renaissance Festival promises something a little different.

September 22:

Pittsburgh Gallery Crawl: 5:30-10 p.m. See some of the art the ‘Burgh has to offer, and support your local galleries in the process.

September 29- October 28:

Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood.

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th:

Carrie Furnace Ghost Tours at Carrie Furnaces: a former blast furnace in Swissvale.

October 14:

26th Annual East Allegheny Community Council Pumpkinfest: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. at Northside East Commons Park. Includes pony and train rides, a petting zoo, games, a pumpkin decorating contest and other festival activities.

October 28:

Caving Exploration: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Duquesne Students are able to take a bus. Includes adventuring on uneven terrain and crawling and scrambling around boulders.

Take a break from your studying and rack up some hours celebrating the fall season. Summer may be over, but having fun does not have to be!