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, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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.


Registration is now closed. All team slots have been filled!

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.