The annual Fall Frenzy Campus Beautification Project was a big success this year, bringing out hundreds of student volunteers to do a variety of work around the University of New Mexico campus.
Organized by the ASUNM Community Experience team in conjunction with UNM’s Physical Plant Department, the event is one of two yearly beautification projects that student government puts on.
“It’s all about making campus nice before homecoming,” said Amelia Linde, executive director for Community Experience. “It’s really important because we try and get the campus really ready for the whole year to follow, and I think it really sets a positive tone for us going forward through the rest of our semester.”
Linde says Fall Frenzy usually gets about 300 volunteers coming and going throughout the day. She said this year, signs up were very strong for the more than half a dozen projects around campus. Students do everything from planting flowers, to laying mulch, and even help out at UNM’s Recycling Center.
Fall Frenzy is sponsored by ASUNM, Physical Plant Department, Student Services, Enterprise CarShare, Pepsi, and Donut Mart.
Community Experience will organize another beautification day in the spring called, Spring Storm. Linde says that event typically has even more volunteers.