Campus Festival Ushers in Fall Season


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The South Campus will host a fall celebration on Oct. 25 featuring food, games, live music, haunted houses, and trackless train rides.

San Jacinto College South Campus is hosting Fall Fest on Oct. 25 for students, faculty, and the surrounding community to enjoy a free fun-filled evening with food, games, live music, haunted houses, and trackless train rides.

Student Engagement and Activities Coordinator Daniel Byars said visitors could expect a new and exciting addition to the entertainment lineup.

“This year, we will have a live performance by Indie music group Beth//James whose music has been featured in a recent Spike Lee movie,” Byars said.

Moreover, participating student organizations will offer a variety of activities and concessions where the proceeds fund their clubs’ semester activities.

Lauren Lowe, president of The Creative Collective, formerly the Art & Design Club, said her group looks forward to the fall event every year.

“Having a booth helps the club with exposure and funds,” she said. “We want to get involved with not only the SJC community but the Houston community as well.”

The Creative Collective’s booth features a pumpkin decorating station, and other painting activities that Lowe insisted will not leave visitors disappointed.

“The number one thing to expect from our booth is a large dose of creativity,” Lowe said. “We want to celebrate art of all mediums, and we want to reshape peoples’ idea of what art can be.”

Furthermore, visitors can take part in a costume contest open to all ages. Interested participants should line up in the Student Center (S11) by 6:15 p.m. The contest begins at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to serving as a fundraising opportunity for student groups and a showcase for campus programs, Byars said it is also an occasion to enjoy beautiful weather and spend time with friends and neighbors.

“It is a chance to celebrate the cooler season with our students and the community,” he added.

Similarly, Lowe said she recommends visiting Fall Fest because community members do not realize all the College has to offer.

“San Jac holds a very large and diverse group of people with a multitude of experiences,” she said, “and I think an event like this is a perfect time to share that with our community.”

Fall Fest takes place from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the Student Center (S11) and surrounding parking lots (P11A, P11B) on the South Campus.