Get fall festive

October 9, 2019

Whether you need a good fright or cozy comforts, UM-Dearborn in autumn is a-maize-ing. Here are campus suggestions on how to get the most out of fall.


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.

Halloween Pumpkins

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!

Campus in Fall

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!

Halloween Library

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.

Cider and Donuts

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.

Fall Merch

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.