10 must–do activities for students this fall


School has officially begun and summer has just left our grasp. But with the cooler weather comes different activities we can still enjoy before the snow hits.

Below are 10 activities to fill up your fall season with memories!

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Students participate in a second hammock tower event in March 2016. (Adriel Johnson)

Hammocking is a trend that, thankfully, doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. At this first-ever Utah hammock festival, there will be volleyball, food trucks, a bonfire, live music, canoeing and hammock giveaways — just to name a few. Oh, and the attempt to break the Guinness world record for tallest hammock tower will also be happening. Get more information on the event’s Facebook page and get ready to become part of history on Sept. 9 and 10.

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Live comedy shows, band performances and karaoke are all part of this Friday night to kick off fall. But for people who want to be more active, there’s an inflatable obstacle course, rock wall, dunk tank and even dance lessons. The first 100 people at The Wall get free drinks! More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.

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Those fall colors are waiting for you, but not for long. (Universe archives)

You could hike the Y instead, but Mt. Timpanogos is the ultimate hike on Provo’s checklist. Do it before it gets too cold, and make sure you’re prepared and have done your research. The view is amazing — even better if you take off at night and make it to the top right before sunrise.

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Grab a couple friends and a nice camera and make an afternoon out of it. Head up Rock Canyon or race off to the Alpine Loop and get your photography on. Hey, all of you need some up-to-date head shots for your LinkedIn accounts, right?

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Who doesn’t love classic funnel cakes and ferris wheels? You can see the entertainment, events and get ticket information online. Also, there’s an apple pie contest. Just saying.

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These pumpkins are calling your name. (David Scott)

Eat pumpkin pie, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cake, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cobbler and pumpkin cookies. And then make a few more pumpkin things. Get a pumpkin steamer at Starbucks. Carve some pumpkins with your roommates or FHE siblings.

Basically, do all the pumpkin things. Why? You gotta.

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Grab a blanket, some food (it should probably involve pumpkin) and some friends and then head to the canyon. It’s Pinterest-picture-perfect and it’ll be a nice memory when you’re huddled up in your apartment freezing this winter.

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Scott Schaelling samples David Cobia’s pancakes at the Farmers’ Market outside of LaVell Edwards Stadium on a fall Thursday. Cobia makes his pancake mixes just four blocks from campus. (Sarah Strobel)

The farmers market at the LaVell Edwards Stadium is fresh. Fresh as in fresh fruit and produce you need in your kitchen and stomach. The market takes place every Thursday night until the end of October — get it while you can!

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The hike through the Narrows provides a beautiful view for all who make the trip down to Zion’s National Park. (Jamison Metzger)

You can still go to National Parks in the winter of course, but imagine those beautiful pieces of land covered in yellows, oranges and reds. You’ll get so many “likes” on your Instagram post.

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A student screams during a haunted house in the Clyde building. (Natali Wyson)

Get some healthy adrenaline pumping through your veins and get your scare on in some haunted houses.

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