10 Autumn Activities You Won’t Want to Miss at Allegheny (and Close By)

Summer has sailed away, and winter is coming. But don’t despair — autumn is awesome at Allegheny. Check out a few of our favorite fall activities:


Saturday, Sept. 23 (2–5 p.m., Gator Quad)

Six free chicken wings for each student (and a vegetarian/vegan option available too). A wing-eating contest benefiting a nonprofit. Free T-shirts. Need we say more? See the Facebook event for more info.

Watch this video to get a flavor of the event:

15th Annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner, Market and Festival

Wednesday, Oct. 4 (4 p.m., Festival; 6:30 p.m., Dinner)

Sure, you’ll want to enjoy this on-campus dinner featuring all local products — but first check out the market and festival with live music, lawn games and local vendors. (Tickets required for the dinner — learn more here.)

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, Oct. 14

Get involved as College and area community members complete 100-plus service projects. Learn more and register to volunteer here.

Blue & Gold Weekend: A Homecoming & Family Celebration

Friday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 22

It’s Homecoming — only bigger and better. Join alumni, students, parents, families and prospective Gators for this special weekend of celebrating Allegheny. View the schedule here.

Greek Sing

Friday, Oct. 20 (7 p.m., Shafer Auditorium)

Allegheny’s got talent. See and hear it on display at the annual Greek Sing, where fraternities and sororities take to the Shafer Auditorium stage.

Meadville Halloween Parade

Saturday, Oct. 28 (6:30 p.m.)

Head downtown for what’s billed as the largest nighttime parade in Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

Cheer on the Gators

With more than a dozen athletic teams competing in the fall, you have plenty of chances to check out a home game, meet or match and show your Gator pride. View the schedule here.

Area Festivals and Fun

Venture beyond campus to get a taste of autumn in northwestern Pennsylvania: cider mills, corn mazes, farmers’ markets, festivals, outdoor adventures and more. Learn more at visitcrawford.org and visiterie.com. Watch this video to see more of what our region has to offer:

A Quiet Moment on Campus

We’re not exactly impartial, but we think Allegheny has the nation’s most beautiful college campus. And nothing quite compares to the vibrant colors of autumn here. Stop and savor it!