As of recently, it is officially fall. Fall just so happens to be my favorite season and my love for it has only grown since attending OU.  There’s nothing better than walking down the South Oval when all the trees start to change colors. But let’s get real here, fall means football and football is a kind of a big deal here.

I remember my first game as a student just perfectly. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for a sporting event in my life—and that says a lot because I love sports. I’ve grown up going to games but something about finally being here as a student was just magical. I eagerly awaited the pregame video and once I heard the bells that signified the start of the video lots of screaming and yelling followed. I even had chills. It was that good of a moment.

Those feelings haven’t changed. As a sophomore this year, the anticipation for football season was still there. I still got chills when I watched the pregame video. I proudly held my number one in the air while singing the OU chant with 80,000 other people that makeup one big Sooner family.

Even though football is one of my highlights of fall, there are definitely many other things to make it a memorable season here at OU. Campus Activity Council hosted the first Oklahoma Creativity Festival in September which is a festival to celebrate all kinds of creativity on campus and in the community. The festival includes things like a poetry slam, concerts, an education symposium, and even a campus rave. Then, there’s homecoming which is a really exciting week. The cement of the South Oval transforms into giant chalk murals lined with signs created by organizations on campus. I actually got to be involved with the homecoming parade last year where I was dressed as a banana. Yes, you read that right, I was a banana. It was a very memorable hour and topped my high school experiences of being in homecoming parades.

Basically, I can’t imagine spending my fall anywhere else. Even the little things like getting a pumpkin spice latte in the Union or watching a play in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center makes it a special time.

Dalaney Flies
Midwest City, OK
Interior Design
Class of 2015

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