Happy fall y’all! Today I will share my ultimate Fall Bucket List for Students with you. I hope you’re as excited as I am for the coming fall and holiday season!
These fall bucket list for student ideas include general fall things to do, but also college-related bucket list items that you need to do this season. Let’s get started!
Related: 10 cozy dorm decor ideas for fall
1. Go Apple Picking
Apple picking isn’t just super fun to do, but can also save you money compared to buying apples at the grocery store. Get your fall wardrobe out and get some fun pictures there!
2. Update your Fall Wardrobe
Speaking of fall fashion, get out your sweaters, jackets, and jeans! If you need to add some items, look in your local thrift store before going to fast fashion stores.
That will save you money and avoid your support of fast fashion brands that are horrible for the environment and the workers.
I always love checking out my own wardrobe first and see what I have already.
3. Make Apple Pie
How about using some of your fresh-picked apples for a homemade apple pie? Sweets and pies are more things I love about fall! How about you?
4. Visit a Pumpkin Farm
Who doesn’t love pumpkin season? I definitely do! Going to a pumpkin farm and picking up a few pumpkins is part of my fall bucket list for students every year (and should be part of it even for non-students haha).
Places like that are perfect photo locations as well, so don’t forget your camera, polaroids, or even just your phone!
5. Take a Scenic Drive
How about a drive through a park or your city? Fall foliage is definitely worth seeing every year, and with some snacks in the car, it’s the perfect after-school activity.
If you don’t drive, you can take a train too, I almost like that better since it is more special (and better for the environment).
6. Decorate your Room
I love fall candles, the colors, and cozy blankets! If you live in a dorm, it is time to give it a fall-touch, but check with your RA if candles are allowed (probably not though). You could look for scents alternatively.
7. Go to Sport Games
If your school has a football team and games, that is perfect! Football and other sport games are great fall activities to show some school spirit, meet new people, do something with friends, and enjoy some fall weather!
8. Go on a Hike
Hiking is an all-year love of mine, but fall is really the perfect season for it! To make it more special, go on a hike you haven’t been on, or try for a sunset! Always magical.
9. Visit a Sunflower Field
I’ve been to one last fall and would love to go again! Thing is, I currently live in Switzerland, and as much as I try to find one near me, there isn’t a single sunflower farm anywhere here:(
If you got one, it’s a perfect place for some new fall pictures and a fun afternoon with friends or family.
10. Carve a Pumpkin
If you want it to last through the Halloween season (end of October), it is better to wait to get the pumpkin and carve it, until just a few days before Halloween, otherwise, it will be rotten before it gets seen by most!
I love looking for inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram and carve some more creative pumpkin designs to make it more fun and special.
You could make a competition with your friends on the most extreme/creative/special pumpkin!
That may sound broad, but volunteering can be anything you are interested in doing. Schools and colleges value community service a lot, and there are tons of different things you can volunteer for.
How about the animal shelter, a pension, a kindergarten, planting trees, cleaning beaches, or at a food counter?
12. Make Gingerbread
If that is too much Christmas for you for fall (not for me), you can still bake them to have some thanksgiving gifts for your loved ones or even Christmas gifts. Cookies really don’t get bad that fast. #quicktip
13. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Let’s keep going with the food in this fall bucket list for students! Baking (and making food in general) is a fun activity you can do after school or on the weekend, whether it’s with your friends or your siblings.
Get a good looking recipe from Pinterest and start making your own pumpkin spice latte! I promise it will taste amazing!
14. Fall Picnic
Who doesn’t love some good food in the outdoors? If you aren’t up for camping, a picnic is a great alternative.
Bring some blankets, magazines, and your best friends, and have a good time!
15. Go on a Hay Ride
I personally haven’t done this yet, but it’s on the top of my fall bucket list for students too! I will keep you updated about it:)
16. Run a Race
Whether you’re sporty or not, a fun race is always a good idea. You can research what sports events your city or area offers. That can be pajama runs, color runs, 3ks, 5ks, or whatever you’d like!
They are the most fun with your family or friends.
17. Try Horseback Riding
You might know that I did this sport for about a year while in High School, but somehow didn’t get back to it. I do love horses though!
Have you done horseback riding yet? Will you try this fall?
18. Do a Campfire
If you are too busy with school and exams in fall to go camping, doing a campfire in the back yard or a park is a good way to hang out with friends, roast some marshmallows and drink some cider!
19. Go to a Haunted House
A haunted house is perfect to visit in fall! October is spooky season and who doesn’t like it a little spooky and scary? (me actually)
If you have more time (and a bigger budget) you can also visit amusement parks or the universal studios during this time period, since those are decorated very well and offer special attractions during spooky season.
If that is not your thing, you could also transform your yard or garage into a haunted house.
20. Visit a Fall Fair
Fairs are best in fall! The smell of candy and caramel apples is just too good to miss. Perfect day with friends.
I have mentioned camping a few times in this fall bucket list for students list, but I still wanted to give it some credit separately.
Whether you wanna camp a little further away for a whole weekend, maybe thanksgiving or fall break, for a night in a local park, or even in your back yard (I’ve done all). Camping is so much fun!
To me, this goes hand-in-hand with camping, but you can stargaze in your back yard (or on campus with friends) too.
If you have some background info on constellations, it will be even more entertaining. You can also lookup shooting star night dates to make it more interesting.
23. Make Apple Cider
Yay! Another recipe to try this fall. If you wanna go all in, and you’re old enough, of course, you can try to make your own hard apple cider.
The best is hot apple cider. Here in Germany and Switzerland, we call it “Punsch”, and it’s made of other fruits too, not just apple. Add some spices, boil it, and ready!
When you are planning for your football game outfits, how about joining or doing a tailgate before the game? I personally love them and it sets a good vibe for the game.
25. Trick or Treat
Guess what can’t be missing from our fall bucket list for students? Trick or treat! If you feel like you’re too old, how about volunteering at a trick or treat or trunk or treat?
I did that as a high school student, besides trick or treating myself, so that was nice.
26. Try a Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s markets were my best friend during my study abroad time in the US.
They had many foods I knew from home that weren’t sold in normal grocery stores. That was mostly bread, German chocolate, and salami, besides other things from many different countries.
Fall is a great time to try new things and visit a farmer’s market if you haven’t before!
27. Read a Book
Don’t we all see those Instagram pictures with cozy blankets, candles, and a book and just wish ourselves into the picture? Let’s do it ourselves and grab a book to read this fall.
28. Go through a Corn Maze
I will actually go to my first ever corn maze next week! I will let you know how I like it and add some pictures too. Have you ever been? Add it to your bucket list this fall!
Edit: It was super fun and I can only recommend!
29. Make your own Costume
If you don’t feel like being creative enough to make your own costumes, check out these 2 Halloween posts of mine:
30. Start a New Series
Fall time is movie time! If you already watch tons of series and movies, you can use your free time to finish those. If not, then start a new one!
31. Go to a Drive-in Movie
I have never done this, but it’s on my list! I can only imagine how fun that would be, either with friends or as a date.
32. Game Night
I guess it’s been years since we all played board games! But how about an afternoon or evening playing some games with some hot chocolate and some music? I think that sounds pretty fun.
33. Watch the Sunset
Whether you’re a sucker for sunsets (like me) or barely get to see it, you should put watching the sunset on your fall bucket list!
You can take a hike during golden hour and watch the sunset from a viewpoint, or just go to a spot where it’s visible, whatever is available to you.
34. Do a Fall Photoshoot
Besides taking pictures of all your memories from these bucket list activities, you can also arrange shoots with your best friend, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend, whoever it may be.
I love having different outfits on and try different locations for my pictures.
35. Try a new Club
I’m sure your school has some clubs you always wanted to try but never did. How about joining a few on a meeting to see if they fit you? There are many ways to get involved in high school and university. Try something new this fall!
36. Go to a Halloween Party
This will be different from a high school to a college student, but a Halloween party is always a good idea. You can easily throw your own little party, or go to a bigger one with your self-made costume.
37. Make Apple Cider Doughnuts
These are honestly so good! If you don’t feel like making them yourself, you can look for them in farmer’s markets or at the apple picking farm, you’re going to visit.
If you click on the link below the image, you will get to the recipe of these apple cider donuts!
38. Make Pumpkin Pie
You can leave this one to Thanksgiving if you want, but if you have some extra afternoons, making one yourself is super fun and yummy!
39. Ride your Bike
If you have the chance, try to use your bike more often to save yourself some gas money and co2 emissions. If your area isn’t very bike-friendly, you can ride your bike in a big park or on a less busy road with some friends.
Maybe you can go to some of these fall bucket list activities with your bike!
40. Plan for Christmas
Yep, it is slowly but safely time to prepare for Christmas! As students, we often 1. don’t have a big budget, and 2. don’t have much time to prepare big Christmas gifts for our friends and family.
By thinking about it ahead of time, you will be less stressed about it last minute.
Pinterest has some good gift ideas to offer which you can make or buy on a small budget.
These are all of my ‘fall bucket list for students’ ideas! I hope you find some good ones in them and let me know what you did!