Annual Pumpkin Drop

The pumpkin Drop event as seen from the roof of the Engineering Sciences Building

30th Annual MAE Pumpkin Drop


Friday, October 27, 20176 8:30am to 2:00pm

Design Goal 

The goal of the pumpkin drop competition is to design an enclosure or apparatus to protect a pumpkin from damage when dropped from the roof of the 11 story high WVU Engineering Sciences Building. The surviving pumpkins that land closest to a target on the ground and pumpkin carrying device having the best design will be among the winning entries.


Participants will be limited to the first 250 pre-registration teams. There will be no walk-in registration accepted. Pre-registration forms can be obtained below or by contacting the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department in room 813 or at (304) 293-3177 - e-mail:

The non-refundable entry fee is $10.00 per pumpkin. Pumpkins plummet rain or shine!!! Good luck to all!!!

Forms and Information

Below is a list of important documents for the Pumpkin Drop:

The T-shirt Order Form contains includes the design of the 30th Annual Pumpkin Drop T-Shirts. These may be pre-ordered for $12.00 or limited quantities may be purchased for $15.00 each on the day of the Pumpkin Drop from a Ronald McDonald House representative. All proceeds from the Pumpkin Drop Competition go to the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown.