Ideas for How to Spend Your Halloween at WC

By Brooke Schultz

Senior Writer

Ready to get into the Halloween spirit? Washington College has a variety of festivities going on either on Halloween or around it. Whether you like to give out candy to trick-or-treaters, be scared at a haunted house, or just want to lay low and watch a movie, there’s something for you.

WACky Trick-or-Treat

Before Halloween is officially here, WC Residence Life will be hosting “WACky Trick-or-Treat” on Oct. 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This will include crafts, activities, and a guided trick-or-treat through the residence buildings for local Kent County children and their families.

If you want to participate in handing out candy, a brief survey should be in your inbox from your RA. Sports teams, clubs, and organizations can also have a table at the event in Martha Washington Square, but they must have a game or activity for children ages four to 12. You can register for WACky Trick-or-Treat by filling out a small form on the Office of Student Engagement’s page.

SEB Halloween Movie Marathon

Want to lay low and enjoy some popcorn, pizza, and candy while watching a few Halloween movies? The Student Events Board is hosting a Halloween Movie Marathon on Oct. 31 starting at 6 p.m.

SEB will be showing three movies in The Egg. At 6 p.m., they’ll start with “Hotel Transylvania,” then level up some of the fear in “Nightmare on Elm Street (1984),” and finish the night with “Insidious Chapter 3.” You don’t have to stay for all three, and since they will be playing a variety of different movies, from feel-good Halloween flicks to scary movies, there will be something for whatever your taste is.

Middle Haunted House 

Every year, Middle Hall puts on a theatrical and scary haunted house on Halloween. The Haunted House starts at 8 p.m. and runs until midnight. Small groups of students go through the residence hall with an appointed guide all around the well decorated hall.

If you didn’t get a chance to go on the SEB bus trip to FrightFest but don’t want something too scary, and the Middle Haunted House is just right. Since they’re running it for a good part of the night, you’ll be able to catch it at some point.


Dance Program’s “Halloween Night” 

If you want to catch zombies, witches, and vampires swirling around stage, the fall dance concert is what you’re looking for. The dance tells of the story of Angela, played by junior Brooke Burghardt, who stays in the library during Halloween. When she drifts asleep, her dreams become a Halloween adventure. The performance will be available for audiences on both Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. in Decker Theater, Gibson Center for the Arts.

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