Megan: Autumn Activities for the Safety-Conscious College Student


Congratulations everyone, you’ve successfully made it to Spooky Season (aka autumn). While we’d usually all be gearing up for our fall favorites of coffee shop dates and costume parties, things are different this year. However, that doesn’t mean you have to cancel the idea of fun this season. Here are just a few ideas for safe adventures and activities for autumn…

Apple Picking


Okay, I know some of us have been invited to go apple picking and rolled our eyes, but hear me out because when I finally went apple picking I had a wicked good time. There’s something about being in the crisp autumn air with a friend or two that embodies that classic fall feeling we’re searching for. There are farms in the Boston and greater Boston areas, so you can get off campus and make a day of it!

Zoom Baking Parties


One of my favorite activities is baking, so baking with friends is even more fun. Even though we can’t be in each other’s homes, we can still cook together through Zoom. Just set up a Zoom call with your friends and pick a recipe. You can all make it at the same time while chatting and enjoying each other’s company. For even more spice, you can make it a competition. Whose looks the best? Whose tastes the best? Who made the fewest mistakes? (an award I never win!)

Pumpkin Carving


The quintessential spooky season activity! College kids are always forgetting their favorite childhood schemes, so now is the perfect time to try an age-old fall favorite. You can Zoom your friends and family or you can go to one of Boston’s public parks and social distance for a more authentic jack-o-lantern experience. (Just make sure to bring your own trash bag for all those pumpkin guts!)

I hope these ideas give you something to look forward to or inspire you to find an autumn adventure of your own. Keep your head up and your Jack-O-Lantern’s lit this spooky season!

Trick or Treat,


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