With Fall in the air and the leaves in full transition, it is time to bring on the festivities Dolphins!
Happy Fall Ghouls and Goblins!
With spooky season in full effect paired with OC’s gorgeous weather, this time is perfect for going outside with friends and exploring both on and off campus.
Let’s make sure to take advantage of this beautiful and vibrant season's fun and nostalgic activities for college students, especially after surviving your Midterms- you simply deserve it!
So sit down and make yourself cozy and read on to learn what you should be doing this fall season. Afterall, tis the season for toasty warm drinks, so grab your apple cider, pumpkin spice latte, or classic hot chocolate.
Here are 10 ideal activities to take part in this season:
1.) Take a Trip to a Pumpkin Patch
Ah yes, nothing is better than the nostalgic feeling of going to a pumpkin patch with your friends, family, or kids. Did you really think I could hold off and save the best for last? As lucky as we are to have these glorious sun rays in our daily lives in southern California, sometimes it makes it hard to get into the spirit during these upcoming holidays. Browse Google, Tik Tok, Instagram and search up some of our local pumpkin patches to get yourself into the spirit. Don’t forget to put on your fall cardigans and fall attire- yes even with this weather.
Pumpkin spice up your night! Celebrate the harvest (or wrapping up midterms) with a fun evening of pumpkin carving, a cherished Halloween tradition. This could entail an intimate gathering for your student organization or just you and your friends anchoring in your creativity. Trust me- a stranger on the web, you will have a blast enjoying an evening of treats, pumpkins and hot cider while creating lasting memories with friends or you know alone.
Make sure to show off your masterpiece online or to your friends and family. You can make a whole trip out of it and take your group to a local pumpkin patch to pick out the best gourds, followed by a festive pumpkin carving party! Make sure to include pumpkin picking strategies, carving techniques, tools and printable templates.
3.) Binge Your Favorite Spooky Movies
Grab your buckets of popcorn Dolphins, because the time to snuggle up on your couch with fuzzy socks is upon us. Cannot possibly go through the season without watching some of the classics. Now I’ll leave that up to you on whether that entails scary movies, Halloween Disney Specials, or the classic It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Movie.
Coastline is actually holding an ASG Movie Night where they will be watching Cruella
Bring your family and friends and join the Drive-in Movie Night at Coastline's Newport Beach Campus. Tickets are currently limited to Coastline students. Remaining tickets will be offered to CCCD Students and Coastline employees. Contact: Kasie Hipp.4.) Knotts Scary Farm
Living in Southern California has its perks and this is definitely one. Knott’s Scary Farm is where Nightmares Never End and is going on until October 31, so don’t forget to buy your tickets! It is So-Cal's largest and most haunted Halloween event that features terrifying mazes, sinister shows, and so much more! Just imagine the unimaginable scares and innovative thrills you will endure at the fully transformed theme park. With more than 1,000 terrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park, this haunted attraction is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Nights may sell out so Check their calendar page for available dates and hours.
Get your gang together and take a trip to Downtown Disney or Disneyland! Make sure to go in your costumes or Halloween attire, as Tim Burton’s This is Halloween is blasted in the background. Being surrounded by the fall décor and music is sure to put anyone in their fall feels. Disney offers a wide array of fall treats that you can only get for a limited time so make sure you create the perfect fall foodie bucket list before you go.
As Marie Kondo states, “ surround yourself with what brings you joy” and that obviously means Halloween decorations. Decorating dorms, watching scary movies and listening to spooky playlists is sure to prepare you for the holiday. Between classes, part-time jobs and extracurricular activities, it's fun to change your surroundings and make some you time. Turn on your favorite fall candle and eat some candy whilst you decorate for maximum enjoyment. Bring out your inner Martha Stewart and Pinterest some DIY decorations that are budget friendly. Boost your serotonin levels and make some paper cobwebs, pipe cleaner garlands/spiders, and some Halloween popcorn.
7.) Go Hiking with Your Group
Fall is perfect for going outside, so be sure to take advantage of the cool weather by going on a group hiking trip. Invite your friends or family members to step away from their busy lives and get out and enjoy some fresh air instead. Enjoy some time in the woods or hiking the Hollywood sign together with the fresh autumn air and a relaxing stroll through nature.
Lace up your hiking boots or comfortable tennis shoes! Explore some of OC’s beautiful views and enjoy the fall foliage.
8.) Brew Something up in the Kitchen
Now I know not everyone is the best of bakers, but hey just throw some sprinkle googly eyes or candy corn on it and *chef’s kiss.* Play your favorite festive playlist or even put on a good thriller, set the vibe and get your baking on. Remember not everybody is a Love Quinn- thank goodness for that.
The Coastline Cares Pantry is a resource for all Coastline students to receive (at no charge) grocery items (canned and fresh) to meet their nutritional needs and provide information about the CalFresh Program
9.) Look up on what’s going on on Campus
Make sure to keep an eye out on the Coastline Event Page to see what events are going on monthly!
On October 30th 6-9 pm join your fellow Dolphins at this upcoming Esports Event!
Esports SMASH Tournament
Take on fellow Coastline Smash Bros. players or come for a coaching session. This is a community event and open to ALL players - no need to be a Coastline student or Esports Club member. Westminster - Le-Jao Campus, Student Success Center.
Contact: Katherine Amoukhteh.
10.) Get Involved!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Coastline has two upcoming events that you can take part in.
Enjoy a night in with the good company of fellow Coast District students as we express ourselves through the art of healing. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to bring awareness to survivors and show support. Healing comes in all different ways; we hope you join our Title IX offices for an evening of healing through expression.
The first 25 students to register from each college will receive a painting kit. Sign up by October 15th to have supplies mailed to you.
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 3:30 - 5pm (PST)
Location: Online - Register: Healing Through Art
Interested in learning about bystander intervention and how to end power-based personal violence on campus? In this two-hour Green Dot Bystander Training, participants will learn how to recognize warning signs, actively intervene using reactive and proactive green dots, and learn how to make a difference at Coast Community College District.
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 1 - 3pm (PST)
Location: Online - Register: Green Dot Training
Happy Halloween to all fellow Coastline Witches, Wizards and Warlocks