Athens, OH 19 October 2014 –
Everyone here at Ohio University has a favorite time of the year and I would say that the majority of the people choose Fall. The leaves start to change color and fall into the streets. Athens gets a new look that many people haven’t seen and it’s the most beautiful thing they have ever seen. Being an Aviation major I get an even better look at campus that not many people get.
I am a Certified Flight Instructor at OU so I get to fly over Albany and OU’s campus pretty often. OU’s campus is always a beautiful sight from the sky but during fall it is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Being the baby of four kids I’ve visited a lot of Universities and none compare to Ohio University.
The other side of fall that’s my favorite is hoodie and sweats weather. Although in the morning it can be a freezing 30 degrees and then 80 and sweaty when you walk home from class. Once it hits that perfect weather though its always the best to play some pick up football or basketball on a lazy Sunday.
What I look forward to most in the fall isn’t the view or the weather, it’s the big Halloween Block party that OU throws. I love going out that Saturday night to see how creative people can get with their interesting costumes. I’ve never seen so many people dressed up on such a small street in my life, there’s nothing like it.
Whether it’s the view, weather, or fun parties, OU is the most special experience I’ve ever been a part of. I love my school and everything I’m involved with and I have no regrets. OU is the place for me.
Senior, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Athens, OH 19 October 2014 –
My favorite season of the year seems to finally be here. Fall at Ohio University is a pretty special time. Not only are classes well underway, but also so is college football season.
The last couple of weekends I’ve been able to take a break from my coursework to enjoy some of my favorite fall activities. Last weekend I was able to participate in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology homecoming tailgate. It was a great opportunity to talk with engineering alumni and really get excited for the game. It also doesn’t hurt that students get into the home games for free.
Aside from the beautiful scenery in Southeast Ohio, fall also brings about my favorite holiday of the year: Halloween! Ohio University students really get in the spirit, and every year we have a great celebration with some really unique costumes. Last year I went as Han Solo from Star Wars and met some very interesting people.
I also enjoy carving pumpkins, so this weekend I went to a nearby pumpkin patch with a friend to pick a pumpkin.
We found an amazing place not too far from Athens, and I think this year I’m going to have an Ohio University or engineering themed carving. I’ve come to find that there are a lot of great places to visit off campus, and as I head into my last year of college I’m really coming to appreciate not just the university, but also what the surrounding area has to offer.
Senior, Computer Science
Athens, OH 26 September 2014 –
Fall is in full swing here at Ohio University. Even though the temperature is in the high 70s/low 80s, it is still fall. My favorite thing about the campus is its beauty, and fall is the prettiest time of year around here. All the trees start changing color and it is just a busy time of year. All the fall sports are in full swing so there is always something to do or go to. Also Homecoming is right around the corner, which is always a fantastic time in Athens.
Other than extra curricular activities, school is in full swing as well. I am taking a victory lap because I am pursuing a double major and am also on the
OU women’s soccer team, but it is still hard to believe I am 1/3 of the way through my last fall semester of college. It is a bittersweet relationship. Everyone who is not in college says to enjoy this time, but I am certainly ready to move on and start working.
This week we had a Career Fair with the university as well as one for only the Russ College. It is nice we have an exclusive career fair, because you know going into it, companies are looking strictly for people in engineering and technology. I have gotten a few interviews and I’m looking forward to moving on in the career process, which will hopefully result in a full-time job soon.
Senior, Engineering Technology and Management
Athens, OH 08 October 2013 – I’m currently working through week 7 of my fall semester and it’s been a doozy! This coming week I’ll have several midterms and most people get stress about these things, and I’ll admit I do feel it too, but it’s important from time to time to stop and smell the roses, coffee, or in my case the leaf pile! Athens is absolutely gorgeous during the fall and I love fall because it’s football season and hoodie weather!
This coming weekend is Homecoming and everyone is getting excited. OUr football team is coming back from a great victory over the University of Akron (43-3 OU-Oh Yeah) and we are looking to come back and dominate Central Michigan. After we defeated Akron, I had to call my brother to taunt him because he is currently a senior there; he didn’t find it as amusing as I did of course.
Alumni from Ohio University will be coming down and it’s cool to see how big OU really is. I love Ohio University because it’s a b-e-a-utiful campus and Athens is the definition of a college town. The Marching 110 (OU’s Marching Band) has an annual tradition with alumni of the band. The day before homecoming is when they’re all invited back and they will rehearse with the current band members. On Saturday, alumni will be able to relive the glory days and march with their instruments again. I remember last year’s show vividly and it was flawless, our band takes pride in perfection and in excitement too! OSU may be the best damn band in the land, but OU is the most exciting band in the land!
So enjoy the fall, because it happens only once a year. And fun facts of the day: 1) you are never too old to play in a leaf pile and 2) leaf piles are more fun when raked by someone else–until they chase you away with the rake!
Athens, OH 11 November 2012 – With the temperatures changing and leaves turning, I can tell fall has arrived in Athens. Growing up here, I have seen many fall seasons come and go and it by far is one of my favorite seasons–second only to winter, when the campus gets a nice blanket of snow.
With the season now in full force, my friends and I like to get together and have backyard aviation bonfires and hang out with each other after a long day of classes and flying at the airport. It is one of the best ways for me to unwind after dealing with homework and projects throughout the semester and it helps me keep up with my friends throughout the college. My friends and I will also get together to go skating at Bird Arena during one of the recreational skating session throughout the week when we have free time. We’ll go to the front Room in Baker Center afterword for hot apple caramel cider and warm beverages after a couple hours of skating around.
Finally, my favorite thing that’s great about the fall season for me is getting to go fly and see all of Ohio’s hills and landscape from above to see the trees’ leaves turning while practicing flight maneuvers around the Athens area and southeastern Ohio. For me, getting to see all the landscape in a way that most students don’t ever get to see is something that really makes a major like aviation flight amazing and makes me look forward to my future career as a professional pilot.