Students enjoy hot chili and beveragesStudents enjoy hot chili and beverages during the 2013 Fall Fest. The celebration will be resurrected next week.

Fall Fest promises free food for campus community

No matter how chilly the weather may be, the University hopes to warm up students and employees with an outdoor lunch during Fall Fest on Tuesday, October 27.

On the Sunset corridor from noon to 1:30 p.m. or while supplies last, Catering Services staff will serve up chili with rolls, hot chocolate, fresh apples and water—all free. Live music will serenade the crowds during the event, which will proceed rain or shine.

It’s a recreation of a celebration first held during the University’s 50th anniversary in 2013, says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie, and replaces the Faculty/Staff Halloween Social.

“Doing it this way allows us to include our students,” she says. “Hopefully they can take a break from mid-terms and recharge with a bowl of hot chili.”