Campus & Community

A ‘Quacktacular’ 2022 Fall Festival

The inaugural event brought thousands to campus to connect with the community and celebrate Stevens.

Attracting more than 3,000 alumni, faculty, staff, students and their families to campus, Stevens’ inaugural Fall Festival on Sept. 23 and 24 turned out to be — as expected — a “quacktacular” experience!

Leading up to the weekend were fun events like the student versus faculty volleyball game and the Fall Fling, a student-only semiformal. Festival-goers attended annual events, such as the Stevens Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony and President Nariman Farvardin’s State of Stevens address, as well as new traditions like a carnival and community barbecue, complete with a pumpkin patch and stuff-a-duck. Attendees also enjoyed information sessions and tours, research exhibits, theatrical performances, athletic competitions and more. The festival reached its glorious apex on Saturday night, when the community gathered on the Babbio Patio to watch the lights of the Empire State Building shine in “Stevens red.”

“What a special weekend it was, particularly the lighting of the Empire State Building!” Farvardin said. “It was a sight to behold and true recognition of Stevens’ impact on our region and the world.”