We hope your semester is going well.

Like many students, you are now fully involved in your classes, groups and organizations, and our surrounding community.

It’s a busy time with lots of hard work and effort going on – understandably, you want to have fun too.

Keene State and the greater Keene community offer many opportunities for you to get involved.

We hope you will have fun and show your Keene State spirit in support of our fall sports teams and during the two upcoming pumpkin festivals.

Consider volunteering and wearing Keene State red during both festivals, including the event at the Swanzey fairgrounds on October 21, and the scaled-back, smaller gathering on October 29 in downtown Keene.

Volunteer opportunities include coordinating kids’ activities, counting pumpkins, assisting with setting up, cleaning up, and breaking down structures after the festivals, and more.

Jessica Gagne-Cloutier has more information on how to participate, if you haven’t already decided on how to take part.

The time and effort students put into volunteering is recognized by our neighbors, and it really is appreciated.

Help to contribute to the success of our community by letting Campus Safety know if you have concerns about an unsafe situation that could arise, including if you see something concerning on social media.

You can email or call Campus Safety at campussafety@keene.edu or 603-358-2228 or you can report information anonymously through Silent Witness https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?KeeneStateCollege&layout_id=8.

It’s important to remember that what we all do really does matter during these events, and all year long.

The Student Code of Conduct applies to all students regardless of whether you live on campus or off, at all times.

The College will respond to all conduct violations in the context in which they occur, and students who engage in egregious behavior or who contribute to a disorderly event may incur heightened sanctions accordingly.

Please also know that as an extra safety precaution, on-campus residents will not be permitted to have guests from October 26 – 29.

Like us, we are sure that you want your future alma mater to be known for what Keene State is really about, now and after you graduate for years to come.

Participate, be active in our community, wear your red, and have fun!

Kenadee Cadieux, Student Body President

Kemal Atkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management