It's about that time where all of our summers are slowly starting to come to a close and the thoughts of school are creeping into our minds. Concordia students from all over are being pulled from their beach vacations, saying goodbye to their summer jobs, and packing up their suitcases to head back to their Montreal homes.\nIt sounds like a sad time, school is about to start and we're going to have to get back into that homework grind very soon. But don't be too sad about it. School doesn't have to mean just homework, it also means parties, free things and chill times with friends!\nConcordia has some amazing events during the fall semester and below I've compiled a list of all the best things you can look forward to this semester. And I can assure you, there will be way more events released throughout the school year. This list is just to give you a little taste of the good times to come this semester at Concordia!\n1. The Homecoming Stingers Football Game\nWith the new school year beginning, so begins a new year at the paper and in journalism. And college sports ;) the homecoming game of @the_stingers #conu #conuconnect #concordia #stingerspride #stingersunited #mtlmoments #mtlblog #montreal @concordiauniversityA photo posted by Andrej Ivanov (@andrejiphotography) on Sep 8, 2015 at 7:59pm PDT\nThe homecoming football game is always a good time. It's bound to bring out so many Concordia students and Stingers supporters that it's basically a big party where the focus is on the amazing Concordia athletes! It's scheduled for September 24th this year so make sure to show up and show your support while having a crazy fun time.\n2. ASFA Pre-Frosh Mixer\nThanks to all for coming to The Rap Battle 4 Gender Freedom! Photo by Manikmati Photography.A photo posted by The Centre for Gender Advocacy (@gender.advocacy) on Apr 20, 2016 at 12:04pm PDT\nEveryone knows about ASFA Frosh week because it's just that crazy. But did you know ASFA was holding a pre-frosh party open to all Concordia students, not just those who have signed up for Frosh! How amazing is that? They're holding it next week on the 31st of August at our very own Reggie's Bar.\nCheck out their Facebook event for even more info!\n3. Frosh, Of Course!\nEveryone here is #hottogo! Tommy Trash and DADA life, there's no better way to end #ultrafrosh.A video posted by CASAJMSB (@casajmsb) on Sep 6, 2013 at 5:04pm PDT\nWe all know the craziness that is Frosh week, but it's definitely something all Concordia students should be looking forward to. ASFA and CASAJMSB are holding their famous Frosh weeks and tickets are still on sale now! Their insane parties are being held from August 31st-September 4th, next week!\n5. Sustainable Food Festival\nThe beautiful EV Building, at the intersection of Ste-Catherine and Mackay. Note Mont-Royal looking gorgeously green. #lovemycampus #Concordia #Montreal #CUconnectA photo posted by Concordia Future Students (@cufuturestudent) on Jun 7, 2016 at 7:18am PDT\nConcordia is holding a food festival this September in our very own EV Building downtown. Entrance to the event is totally free and the purpose is to educate students on sustainability and how to properly use compost bins around campus. It will take place on the 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, and 14th! Come check it out for some amazing sustainable food.\n6. Student Association Pub Crawls\nWe were glad to see so many MOs last Friday! Huge thanks for everyone supporting #movember and making the #MOdown a crazy night! Check out the first MOdown album on #JMOSB Facebook page! #bluedogmtl #bluedog #party #mo #country #west #moustache #casacares #wecare #concordia #jmsb #saintlaurent #montrealA photo posted by CASA Cares (@jmsbcasacares) on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:12pm PST\nBasically every student association holds their own pub crawls, and sometimes multiple will combine together to make crazy big ones! They usually occur after midterms are over and before the finals crunch sets in. Keep a look out for your student association advertising theirs!\n7. Student Association Halloween Parties\nWe worked hard to bring you guys #casavoodoo and it was a success! Thanks to everyone who came out last night!A photo posted by CASAJMSB (@casajmsb) on Nov 1, 2013 at 6:12am PDT\nHalloween in Montreal is a crazy time, people literally go insane this time of year and it's because there's just so many crazy parties available. At Concordia, it's no different. Halloween is a great time of year because basically every student association holds their own halloween party and it can get out of control! In a good way of course.\n8. Pet Therapy During Midterms And Finals\nHounded by #exam #stress? Studying for #finals is ruff, take a #pettherapy study break! Meet one of the #therapydogs from #BlueRibbonCanine at #Concordia's Libraries from April 14 to 16. #Vanier Library visits (outside of Room VL-101) on our #Loyola campus: · Monday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. · Wednesday, April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. #Webster Library visits (outside of LB-255) on our downtown #Montreal campus: · Tuesday, April 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. · Thursday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For all the details about these events which are organized by #Concordia’s Libraries visit: http://www.concordia.ca/students/cunews/main/stories/2014/04/08/dog-therapy-exams-study-break.html #dogsofinstagram #puppy #puppylove ??A photo posted by Concordia University (@concordiauniversity) on Apr 13, 2015 at 11:52am PDT\nYup, we all know the horrible time that is midterms and finals. We're all holed up in the library for days on end, barely seeing the light of day trying to cram as much information into our brains as we can manage. It's stressful to say the least. But the amazing thing about Concordia is the fact that they bring in some adorable pups during both midterms and finals for something that's called pet therapy. Petting dogs is shown to reduce stress!\n9. Free Food!\nthe circle of life! #loyolas #thehive #freelunch had the longest line up to date! students were treated to yummy Caribbean veg stew, coconut rice millet and salad! thanks esp to our cooks and volunteers! ?A photo posted by Hive Cafe Solidarity Co-op (@hivecafecoop) on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:36am PST\nConcordia really spoils us with all the free food they offer. The Loyola Hive offers a free lunch everyday and so does People's Potato on the downtown campus! It's so lucky that we have this at Concordia, and a bonus is that all the food is vegan and super healthy and delicious! So bring your reusable containers and get into that free lunch groove this semester.\n10. The Club Street Fair\nThe Clubs Street Fair is in full swing today on Mackay and the Hall terrace! Lots of things to get involved in, and tons of free food! On until 5pm #csuorientation2015 #freefood #getinvolvedA photo posted by Concordia Student Union (@csumtl) on Sep 10, 2015 at 10:18am PDT\nEvery year the CSU holds a street fair in the first week of school right beside the Concordia Hall Building on Mackay Street. This is definitely something you should consider hitting up. You'll be able to see all the awesome clubs Concordia has to offer and maybe you'll find one that you fit into! You can talk to the club leaders and members and find out everything about what each club does.\n11. CSU Orientation\nRaveen is on right now!! Make your way to the Hall terrace before their set is over! DJ sets will follow so not to fret, there's still plenty of sounds to fill all of your musical needs until 10pm ✨ #takeaction #raveen #csuorientation2015 #emacA photo posted by Concordia Student Union (@csumtl) on Sep 18, 2015 at 2:39pm PDT\nIf Frosh just isn't your thing and you just don't feel like getting blackout drunk with first year Concordians, don't worry there's other options! The Concordia Student Union, one of the best student run groups at Concordia, offers their own orientation during the first weeks of school every year!\nThey have some amazing free music events during the day and parties during the night you can attend as well. They haven't yet released any of the events but if you follow their social media I'm sure you'll be hearing about them all very soon!\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.