What's Going On For Halloween?

There's a scary amount of activities to do on campus for Halloween.

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What's Going On For Halloween?

 Students at Kean University can find ample opportunities to exploit the Halloween season on campus, with various events planned throughout the days prior to Halloween. 

Kieffer Braisted, Staff Writer

Halloween is the signal of a well-established autumn across the United States.

Bringing vibes of spookiness and fun, students at Kean University can find ample opportunities to exploit the Halloween season on campus, with various events planned throughout the days prior to Halloween.

Both on the main campus and East Campus by Liberty Hall, Kean is offering a slew of Halloween and autumnal-themed events to satisfy one's spooky spirit.

Beginning with Liberty Hall, there are both volunteer options for students and entertainment for the whole family available this weekend. 

On Friday, Oct. 26, the Liberty Hall Museum is offering Candlelit Ghost Tours, featuring the museum staff's very own personal ghost stories and a tour of the 50-room mansion.

Tours will be offered at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. precisely, with the 7 p.m. tour recommended for those bringing children along. Pricing is as follows:

Adults: $20

Liberty Hall Museum Members/KU Students/Alumni: $18

Children 10 and Under: $13

Reservations are required for those planning on attending. 

The following day, Saturday, Oct. 27, Liberty Hall is also offering their annual Pumpkin Patch Day! A fall tradition at Liberty Hall, Pumpkin Patch Day is a great way to get the family out and about for a day of fall fun.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., families can expect endless pumpkin picking, hayrides, pumpkin carving, painting, arts and crafts and more! Pricing is as follows:

Children: $12 per child

Adults: $8

Children Under 3: Free

Lunch options will also be available for purchase from vendors. It should be noted that reservations are recommended. 

Volunteers are also needed for Pumpkin Patch Day. Students can find additional information on Cougar Link

Besides the autumn madness over at Liberty Hall, there are plenty of activities on the main campus in the upcoming days.

Firstly, head on down to Downs Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 for the Kean Theatre Council Halloween Party

Costumes are encouraged and food will be available. Dancing, an open potluck, and memories with friends are sure to make the night spooktacular!

Kean Stage is then hosting a screening of Disney's "Coco" on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in the state-of-the-art theatre in the North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB). 

This movie follows the journey of a boy who ventures into the spooky Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness, this film will certainly be sure to evoke feelings reminiscent of Halloween.

Perhaps after taking a trip to the Land of the Dead, one will want to view a "Day of the Dead" Exhibit, offered in the "American Latinx" series by Linda Vallejo in the Burger Gallery in Vaughn-Eames Hall.

Running until Nov. 1, the gallery is a fabulous example of a fusion of American and Latin cultures, running seamlessly with the Halloween theme on campus.

After a weekend of endless opportunity, the events continue into the week. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, students can test their Halloween trivia at Spooky Trivia with ACCESS Tutoring!  

Asking both Halloween-inspired questions and questions regarding building safety within ACCESS Tutoring, students can compete for candy and other small prizes from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the Upperclassmen Residence Hall cafeteria entrance.

Fostering the spirit of the day, on Wednesday, Oct. 31 (Halloween) from noon to 5 p.m., the Commuter Resource Center is also offering a trivia-esque game show, asking questions regarding Halloween history. 

Prizes including candy, pens, and folders will be available. 

If one does not wish to participate in any of the events mentioned above, there are also plenty of traditional ways to make one's on-campus experience fun on Halloween. This can include friendly trick or treating, dressing up with friends, responsible partying and more.

Halloween is also a great time to socialize, while meeting new and interesting peers.

Overall, students have many possibilities in regard to how they spend their Halloween at Kean. It is truly a "scary" prospect how many events one may attend this Halloweekend.

about the author

Kieffer Braisted, Staff Writer

Kieffer Braisted is a Staff Writer for The Cougar’s Byte. He joined the staff in March 2018.