What Does Adelphi Have in Store for Our Students This Halloween?

By: Lizz Panchyk and Lilyen McCarthy

Halloween is arriving not only to our streets, but to our very campus. And this is the time to be thinking about what we will be doing for this beloved holiday, whether it be on, or off, our grounds. So if you want to find some spooky activities within reach, definitely check out what Adelphi has to offer.

Unfortunately, Haunted Halls at Earle Hall will not be returning this year due to the experience reportedly disturbing some students and lack of participation at last year’s event. But resident assistants are still holding programs in various residence halls themed around Halloween. Senior Resident Assistant (RA) Miguel Velasquez is holding a program, “Halloween Fest,” in Waldo Hall on October 28. During this program, participants can bake cookies, listen to music and watch a Halloween film.

In Residence Hall B, Mike Gabriel, an RA and grad student, said, “I’ll be hosting a program called Tricks and Treats where residents will learn different methods of learning and get a goodie bag of Halloween candy at the end.”

SEAS (Society of East Asian Students) will be hosting a Spooky Scavenger Hunt on October 27 from 5-8 pm at the Flagpole Lawn. The person who finds the most items wins a prize. There will be food and drinks provided as well and you can find more information and sign up on MyAULife.

You can also join the Students Beyond the Binary, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Her Campus and the Feminist Alliance for their Werewolf: A Night of Mystery and Horror. This will take place on Halloween from 6-9 pm in the UC Ballroom and there will be games, costume contests, face painting, tarot card readings, plus food and candy. This is the perfect opportunity to utilize your snazzy costume and show it off, and maybe even win a prize. You can RSVP through MyAULife.

While resident halls like to go full blast for Halloween, decorating the halls and partaking in activities, commuter students can get involved as well with the events that the Commuter Student Organization (CSO) is hosting.

“The Commuter Student Organization is going to see `Wicked’ on Broadway,” said President and junior Ashley Peralta. She said it’s taking place on Friday, October 28 at 8 pm to celebrate Commuter Appreciation Week. Commuter Students have been able to sign up through University Tickets since Tuesday, October 18 and tickets are $15. So get your ticket before it's too late!

If you’re not a Broadway fan, there’s another option for you. “Another event that CSO is hosting is Movie Night Trivia with Neon Entertainment,” Peralta said. “This is happening during our weekly meeting at 1 pm in UC 211/212. There will be prizes for our winners. We will have snacks and Halloween candy to give out.” After all, who wouldn’t want candy for Halloween?

If you would like to find out about more events, you can check out MyAULife to get caught up on the goings-on on campus. There are many clubs to look into that will be hosting fall themed and Halloween events of their own. And if you’re a commuter, feel free to join CSO or follow them on Instagram @csoadelphi.



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