October is the time of year when the weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing, and the holiday season is just getting started.
October is a fun month for outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and cooking hot new recipes. So how do you celebrate the month of October? Need some inspiration on how to make this month all it is cracked up to be? Check out our list of activities to try out in October!
Carve or Paint a Pumpkin! - Grab a group of friends, take a break from schoolwork, and get creative! Download free printable templates from online.
Decorate your Doors - Share you Halloween spirit with your neighbors by decorating your front door. If you want to get more value for your money, buy things that will last for future Halloweens.
Dress Up For Halloween - No matter what you choose to be for Halloween, it will be better than not dressing up! Whether you want to be a one person show, or you want to do group costumes, your choices are unlimited.
Try a New Soup Recipe – Download the Pinterest app and scroll through yummy fall soups! Pick one that looks delicious and give it a try!
Watch Halloween Movies - Make a list of the Halloween movies you want to watch each night of October, or search your streaming device for Halloween related movies and add them to your watch list.
Make a Halloween Playlist - From soundtracks of your favorite Halloween flicks to modern music, there is so much to choose from when it comes to a festive mix. Songs you must include are the Monster Mash, Thriller, Ghostbusters, The Addams Family theme song, and This is Halloween!
Host a Costume Party or Attend One - Seeing what people look like dressed up, can be the best part of Halloween!
Do Something Thrilling - Go to Halloween Horror Nights, a local Haunted House, Haunted Hayride, or even a Ghost Tour.
Buy Fall Candles and/or Air Scents - Make your room, entire apartment, or car smell like the season itself! Many places have holiday sales going on.
Make Holiday Treats – Pumpkin flavored everything! Try out some holiday favorites like pumpkin bread and caramel apples.
We hope you have a Spook-tacular October and find time to try out all the fun activities on this list! Don’t forget to contact the Leasing Office to ask about saving money on next year’s lease by renewing early!
High school graduation seems like it was yesterday. From tassel flipping to cap tossing culminating what seemed to be the longest 4 years of your life. Now on to living life abundantly with your best friends all summer long. Staying up all night curfew free. It’s 2am on a Tuesday night and your Fortnight squad is dominating. No parents asking if you’re done with your homework, no alarm clock to worry about waking you up at 6:00 am, not a care in the world. Life couldn’t be any sweeter. Then it hits you… reality sets in. You realize that your first day of college is right around the corner and suddenly a feeling of terror slowly takes over your body. You feel yourself going numb from your toes and slowly climbing up your entire being. It’s almost as if you are paralyzed just at the thought of how your first semester will go. Am I even smart enough for college? What if I hate my roommate? What should I wear? Am I going to make friend? And the list goes on.
You’re not alone. There are hundreds of other first year students at IPFW that share the very same fear. In fact, there are students at home right now thinking of an excuse to tell mom and dad so they can play hooky on the first day of school. We all have been there, I promise. However, what that fear fails to tell you is some of our most blissful moments are found on the other side of terror.
The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. – Will Smith
Some of the best moments in your life await you the moment you step foot in Ft. Wayne. Yes, you are coming into a new environment around people you have never seen before in your life. But don’t think of it as the first day of school, think of it as the first day of the rest of your life. Just make sure you live your best life. You’re best memories are waiting for you to make them and just in case you need help preparing, here are a few tips to help you conquer some of the most common fears freshman face their first year.
We can’t wait to see you and remember