Hot cocoa, community to make first Fall Festival memorable

Baylor’s first Fall Festival will be held at 7 p.m. in Fountain Mall and will aim to bring the community together. Hot chocolate, pie and apple cider will be served during the event.
McClatchy Tribune

By Alyssa Maxwell

Students can fall back and relax Thursday at the first Fall Festival hosted by Student Foundation.

The members of Student Foundation will provide pie, apple cider and hot chocolate.

“The Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock will begin playing at 7 p.m. on an outdoor screen provided by Blue Moon Cinema.

“We wanted something a little scary but not too scary – the perfect fall movie,” Lizzy Davis, director of Student Foundation, said.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their family along with blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a night of fall festivities, Student Foundation members said.

“I think it’s a time for fellowship and to enjoy fall weather,” Jasper junior Sarah Wade, a member of Student Foundation, said.

Student Foundation will also provide pumpkins that were donated by HEB, for carving.

The pumpkins will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis and carving kits will be provided.

“We’re anticipating a lot of people, so we’ll see how it goes,” Davis said in response to keeping Fall Festival as a Baylor tradition.

Chalking is being done on sidewalks around campus to raise awareness about the event.

Some members of Student Foundation will visit residence halls the day of the event to encourage people to come out and enjoy the festivities, and fliers have been posted as well.

“Coming together and building memories is a crucial piece of the Baylor experience,” Davis said.

The Student Foundation steering committee decided on Fall Festival to bring together the Baylor community.

“We only target athletics, and we wanted to reach out to everyone,” Davis said.

Fall Festival is the first non-athletic event hosted by Student Foundation.

Because last year’s Bear Downs did not raise enough money, Student Foundation decided to do something different.

“Fall Festival is kind of replacing Bear Downs this semester,” Wade said.

However, the Bear Downs athletic event won’t necessarily be gone forever.

“We’ll probably bring back Bear Downs during certain times, like the 40th anniversary [of Student Foundation],” Davis said.

Student Foundation is a service leadership organization that focuses on raising money for scholarships.

It is made up of juniors and seniors.