This article was originally published on October 9, 2019.
Fall is a classic campus season. Cool air perfect for college hoodies and a warm drink. Beautiful scenery with Michigan’s array of fall colors.
So in the words of the great Julie Andrews, here are a few of our favorite things.
Decorate for the season
It’s decorative gourd season, folks. Give your pumpkin a maize and blue twist this fall with some Michigan inspired art. Carve out a block M or come up with your own unique design to make your home or office ready for fall. Make sure to stop by Halloween Week @ the Library for some on campus pumpkin decorating.
Take a walk around campus
Fact: Campus is gorgeous in the fall. Take a walk outside to lower stress and observe the changing colors on the trees, especially on the trails near the Environmental Interpretive Center. If you take a colorful campus photo, make sure to enter it in our fall @umdearborn Instagram challenge launching over fall break!
Pick up a spooky read (or movie) from Mardigian Library
Go classic with Alfred Hitchcock or check out some more recent titles like A Quiet Place. Seen the Stephen King movie, but never read the book? The fall is the perfect time for a scare!
Enjoy a sweet treat
The secret to a productive office meeting or campus event? The food of course! Fall is the perfect time to enjoy cider and donuts at a campus event — word is they'll be at Oct. 21's Conversation with the Chancellor. Or keep it basic and stop by Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte.
Treat yourself to some new UM-Dearborn outerwear
Now that summer in officially in our rear window (we had to work in another Hitchcock mention), it’s time to layer up when heading outside. Pick up a warm Michigan hoodie or wrap yourself in a maize and blue scarf.
Rock out for game day
Get ready to cheer on your favorite UM-Dearborn athletics team and root for Michigan Football with this game day Spotify playlist by University of Michigan. Remember, UM-Dearborn athletics events are free for UM-Dearborn students, faculty and staff and UM-Dearborn students are eligible to purchase season football tickets in Ann Arbor.