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Potter College Fall Festival

Join us for the annual Potter College Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Colonnades from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. This year, we will also be having a virtual talent show screening at 6 p.m. To keep students, faculty and staff safe, Healthy on the Hill guidelines will be implemented during the day for any in person activities. The theme is PCAL Pocus, inspired by Hocus Pocus. Follow @wkupcal on all the socials or this webpage for updates.

Fall Festival T-shirts: There will be t-shirts given away participants of various activities listed below. If you would like to pre-order your t-shirt the cost is $8. Fall Festival T-shirt Order Form

**Rain Date November 4, 2020

Fall Festival Activities

First Annual College Cup Competition

This year, we are launching our inaugural College Cup Competition. Departments can participate in various competitions the week of Fall Fest, including pumpkin decorating, food drive, booth decoration, and costume contest (see below for more details). Departments can secure points when they or a member of their department wins a contest. The Department with the most votes will receive the coveted College Cup (and bragging rights) that will remain in their office until next year’s fall fest. They will also be featured on our social media!

Department and Student Organization Pumpkin Decorating Contest

This contest is open to all PCAL Departments and Student groups (including PCAL friends) who wish to participate. Each group/department should decorate 1 pumpkin that will be judged on theme, department/organization pride, creativity, and execution. Each category will have 1 winner, making a total of 4 winning pumpkins.

To submit a pumpkin for judging, the group/department should post a photo of their pumpkin on instagram and tag @dcsofpcal and @wkupcal or on Facebook and tag Potter College. Photos of the decorated pumpkins are due by Monday, October 26th.

Additionally, the departments/student groups should drop their decorated pumpkins off at FAC 166 (the Academic Commons) on October 27th at between 1pm and 3pm time so they can be displayed on the day of Fall Festival. Winners will be announced on the day of Fall Festival!

Departmental Food Drive

We are back again this year with another Food Drive Competition. All donations go to the on-campus Food Pantry, located at the Office of Sustainability, which has a high demand for items due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. This competition is open only to PCAL Departments.

A Dean's Council ambassador will come to pick up the items from the office in the morning of Fall Fest Day (October 28th), to deliver the items to the food pantry.

  • Theatre and Dance - dry pasta
  • SoM - pasta sauce
  • English - canned ravioli
  • Socl & Crim - condiments (pickles, salad dressing, ketchup, etc.)
  • Comm - canned/packed tuna and chicken
  • History - pop tarts
  • Political Science - canned beans
  • Philosophy - canned beef stew
  • Folk Studies - canned veggies (not green beans or corn)
  • Art - boxed crackers/snacks
  • Music - precooked rice
  • Modern Languages - whole grain granola bars

*These items are in particularly high demand right now. Please try to make healthy choices when buying your items.

Costume Contest

This contest is open to any individual that wishes to participate. Participants should dress up in their best spooky, PCAL Pocus-inspired costume and submit a photo via direct message to @dcsofpcal on instagram or emailed to wkupcaldcs@gmail.com by October 23rd.

Bring your best witches and cats, but make sure your costume is respectful to everyone’s culture and appropriate for social media. All costume entries will be put into a bracket and voted for on the DCS instagram account. The winner will be announced on the day of Fall Festival. The winning individual will be awarded a PCAL Pocus gift bag, including a free Fall Festival T-shirt! The winning individual’s Department will be awarded points towards the College Cup Competition (see details above).

T-shirt Scavenger Contest

On the day of Fall Festival, we will still be giving away a select amount of free Fall Festival T-shirts. However, to avoid the large crowds of t-shirt drops, we will be adding in a fun scavenger hunt for students to receive a free shirt.

The day of Fall Festival (Oct. 28th), visit each of the booth locations (Jodie Richards Hall, Cherry Hall, Grise Hall, FAC, and Kentucky Museum) and snap pictures of yourself with various items and landmarks around campus (this list will be available closer to the event). Once you are done, come to the DCS booth at the Colonnades to receive your free t-shirt (while supplies last)!

Department Booth Decoration Contest

The day of Fall Festival, when students who complete the scavenger hunt to receive a free shirt and check-in with the DCS booth at the Colonnades will be asked to vote for their favorite decorated booth. At the end of the day, the department booth with the most votes will receive points towards the College Cup Competition.


Stay tuned for more details!

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