Fall on Campus: Apple Picking, Homecoming, and Fall Break!

Hi everyone, and happy autumn! I am so excited for fall this year because it is (in my opinion) the best time to be on campus at Holy Cross. These past couple weeks have been fall filled, from picking apples with my friends to midterms to tailgating and ultimately heading home for Fall Break!

Two weekends ago my friends and I piled into two minivans and drove about 20 minutes off campus to a local farm to pick apples. Even though we go to school in a city, rural central Massachusetts is never too far away! My friends and I enjoyed a hay ride, picking apples and (of course) taking plenty of pictures. We ended the day filled with apple cider donuts and many fond memories together.

My friends and I showing off our apples!

Additionally, September 30 was official fall homecoming for alumni. I enjoyed reconnecting with many (recently graduated!) friends and of course participating in the many activities campus had to offer. In addition to a pep rally and special homecoming Mass, my friends and I enjoyed tailgating and going to Holy Cross v Bucknell. We may not have won on the field, but it was still a great weekend for alumni, students, and families.

My friend Emma and I enjoying the homecoming tailgate!

After all the fun was had on the weekend, I spent my week in Dinand Library studying for midterm exams, like many of my fellow students. Because we have a whole week off following Columbus Day for Fall Break, many professors like to squeeze in exams to summarize the first six weeks of class. Although being off for a whole week in October is unusual, many students enjoy the opportunity to catch up on internship-hunting, travel to visit friends abroad, or simply relax at home!

That’s the news at Holy Cross for now. Read next time to hear about jazz concerts and preparing for my first (big) paper!

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