UPB brings Fall Festival to campus

Graphic by: Alexandra Tobia

Erika Richards

Autumn is here and the Georgia Southern University Programming Board (UPB), Residence Hall Association and Minority Advisement Program are all celebrating it with their first ever Fall Festival event.

The Fall Festival will take place in the Centennial Place courtyard on Thursday, from 5:30-8:30p.m.

Ashley Nixon, senior public relations major and special events chair for UPB, believes this event is a great way for us as a university to meet.

“Faculty and students can get together to celebrate the fall and its holidays, and come together as a University to do something positive,” Nixon said.

Not only is it a chance for everyone to gather, students can come out and support each other as a family and local organizations.

The Farmers Market will be there and people will be able to purchase fall-type foods.

Entertainment will be provided through inflatable attractions, live music and student performances, food and a pumpkin-carving contest.

Alexis Benton, junior information systems major, director of Programs of Residence Hall Association, thinks that the fall festival is going to be a fun time and it is a chance for people to meet someone they have never met before.

“It is free entry and a great way to support your community,” Benton said.

“This inaugural event will make history,” Jabal Moss, graduate student and special projects assistant for the Multicultural Student Center, said.

“This event is going to be huge and it is going to be a good time,” Moss said. “It includes all three organizations and it is a fun way for everyone to interact before homecoming.”

The fall festival will bring different aspects and inclusiveness to GSU campus.

Nixon said, “We made it half way through the semester and mid-terms and people should come out and support this event to have fun.”