By Amanda Heersink | University Communications
DENVER - Despite the gloomy weather yesterday, Fall Fest had its kick off and remained in full swing today.
Booths set up by campus and off-campus groups were spread across Tivoli Commons and the Auraria Campus in Denver.
Student clubs and campus departments were able to promote
their organizations, and vendors invited the campus community to learn about
their products and services. Combined, there were more than 200 registered tables.
Joe Halter, assistant director of Student Life, said, "This is our big fair. We have a lot of smaller ones dedicated to the different kinds of events, like non-profit or volunteering, but this one combines all of that."
Among the vendors were several food trucks and booths selling paintings,
clothing and jewelry. Bands provided music and multiple people ran around in costumes (see photo above) to liven the
"Some of the bands even had CU Denver students in them," said Halter.
The popular zip-line from the Block Party also made its return to campus.
Fall Fest is a tri-institutional event so students and faculty were able to learn about opportunities across the board.
“This is a lot of fun and there is so much to see!” said Ryan Moss, an undeclared CU Denver sophomore.
The Office of Student Life was responsible for putting on the popular event.
Fall Fest is an annual event held in conjunction with Spring Fling. It is
designed to promote CU Denver student clubs, CU Denver offices and businesses
from around the metro area.