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10 Reasons We’re Excited About Fall Fest 2017!

Mount Ida’s annual Fall Fest takes place Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24. Mount Ida students, alumni, families, and friends will come to campus for tours, events, games, and to reconnect and get to know one another. It’s always a great time – and here are some of the reasons we’re looking forward to it:

  1. The Weather: The forecast says we’re going to have great Fall weather for the weekend – bring your jackets for when it’s cool, and get ready for a great weekend outside all over campus!
  2. Old friends (and new ones!): If you’re an alum, Fall Fest is a great time to reunite with your old Ida friends; if you’re a student, it’s a great time to hang out with your friends and go to all sorts of entertaining events and games on campus; if you’re a parent, it’s a great chance to connect with other parents and families. Whatever your connection to Mount Ida, we’re sure you’re going to come away from Fall Fest Weekend with great friends and great memories.
  3. Honoring one of our own: The Michael P. Mazza Family Plaza will be opened on Saturday, September 23 at 1pm. Michael, a junior at Mount Ida, a criminal justice major, and a member of the football team, passed away in February 2016. This plaza is a gift from the Class of 2017 and the friends and family of Michael Mazza to honor his memory, and all are invited to participate in the plaza’s opening.
  4. Go Team!: From Mustangs women’s and men’s soccer games to to alumni soccer, football, and lacrosse games, you’ll have lots of opportunities to cheer on your favorite teams throughout the weekend.
  5. Entertainment, all weekend: Comedy shows, mentalist Craig Karges, karaoke, and more! There are entertaining events planned for the entire weekend, beginning on Friday night.
  6. Meet Mount Ida’s awesome alumni: With more than 400 alumni attending Fall Fest weekend, you will have many opportunities to get to know these amazing members of the Ida community.
  7. A little CSI and a little virtual reality: Participate in CSI: Mount Ida – a look inside the College’s forensic science program. And walk over to the School of Design to experience the virtual reality system HTC Vive, with some fun VR demonstrations and games.
  8. Yum: So many great meals, in just one weekend. Pizza, brunch, picnics, and desserts are just a few of the things on the menu throughout the weekend. (Note: many meals require registration, so be sure to check out the Fall Fest registration page here!)
  9. Meet Mount Ida’s awesome students: All Mount Ida’s 1,500 students are invited to Fall Fest, and between games, meals, and events you’ll have the opportunity to get to know many of them and find out what brought them to Mount Ida – and what they love about the College!
  10. Fun for everyone: Seriously – everyone. There’s lots of family-friendly fun planned throughout the entire weekend, including pumpkin decorating, crafts, and kid-friendly games. Mount Ida students will also be available to help keep young ones occupied in the crafting areas under the Fall Fest Tent!

Learn more about Fall Fest here!