Carved pumpkins in the style of the bauhaus in a row on a table

Published Oct. 31, 2019

Intricately carved jack-o'-lanterns, a costumed run through campus, and dropping flash-frozen pumpkins off a building.
We celebrate fall in ways you'll only see at Georgia Tech.

A student lighting a carved jack o'lantern with others on the table

Annual Pumpkin Ramble

For three years running, Georgia Tech industrial students have been getting an assignment to carve pumpkins. The end result is an artistic display unlike anything else on campus. This year, students were asked to design and carve pumpkins in honor of the 100 years of Bauhaus, a school and style with roots in Germany that has had a profound influence upon art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, and topography.

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Closeup of a candle inside of a jack o'lantern
A woman and a man in costumes running a race

Halloween Holla 5K

Every year on campus, runners don costumes ranging from haunting to humorous, and lace up their sneakers to run in Georgia Tech's Halloween Holla 5K.

It's a tradition that's remained completely free for participants. The run winds through the Tyler Brown Pi Mile course that leads the costumed runners on a 3.14-mile trek across Georgia Tech. 

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Animation of pumpkins hitting the ground and smashing open

Pumpkin Drop

It gives new meaning to "smashing pumpkins," and is quickly becoming a Halloween tradition at Georgia Tech.

Our College of Sciences flash-freezes pumpkins in nitrogen and allows students to drop them off from the roof of the Howey Building, one our of our tallest buildings in the heart of campus. The result is fascinating to watch. The proceeds raise funds used that allows students to travel as part of the research and study experience at Georgia Tech.

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