Pumpkin Palooza 2023

Pumpkin Palooza

2023 Palooza Winner

1st Place – UConn Library, created by Ashley Sandy, Patty Guardiani, Natalie Granados, Terry Palacios and George King. Pictured below.

Pumpkin Palooza 2023 Winner

2nd Place - UConn Communications – News
Runner Up - Facilities Operations


The inaugural Pumpkin Palooza at UConn will take place on October 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Student Union Terrace and Online! (Rain Date: 10/26/23) Our pumpkin-decorating competition is a great time to be had by all!

All faculty and staff can join in on the fun in three ways:

Enter an In-Person Pumpkin: Decorate a pumpkin as a department, team, or individual and drop off your pumpkin creation for all to see. Entries will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the Student Union Terrace.

Enter a Virtual Pumpkin:
Decorate a pumpkin - assistance from friends and family allowed - then submit a photo or video entry. Submissions can be uploaded starting today until 10:30 a.m. day of event.

VOTE: Come to the Student Union Terrace from 11am – 1pm on Tuesday, October 24th for a Pumpkin Palooza Showcase to view and vote on the in-person creations. Then head to the Padlet below to view and vote on the online creations!

Vote for as many pumpkins as you’d like.