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Oct 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm

50th Annual Muir College Pumpkin Drop

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This Friday marks the 50th year that UC San Diego students have been dropping pumpkins off of Muir College’s 11-story Tioga Hall. All are invited to witness the historic plunge of the 420-pound squash, which will be customarily hollowed and filled with individually wrapped candy.

Each year students name the pumpkin. This fall it has been dubbed: “We are dropping – ‘I’m dropping hints that I’m 50 and single!’” The pumpkin’s “splat” will be measured. The record held is from a 500-pound pumpkin that spewed over 138 feet.

After the drop a Halloween Carnival will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., sponsored by Muir College. Later, a dance will take place from 8-11 p.m. in Muir Quad.

The sacrificial squash was donated by Jon Berndes, a local grower from Alpine.

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Date and Time

Oct 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Location

Muir College Tioga Hall

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee

Free

Contact

Christine Clark    ceclark@ucsd.edu

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Muir College

Event Category

Festivals and Celebrations