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Oct 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm

50th Annual Muir College Pumpkin Drop


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


Muir College Tioga Hall

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee



Christine Clark


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Muir College

Event Category

Festivals and Celebrations