The University of Northern Colorado will host a variety of free Halloween activities that include multiple haunted houses and safe trick or treating locations for children and families from the community.
Trick (and Trunk) or Treating
- Members of the campus community will have their vehicles decorated and hand out treats during Safe Trunk or Treat from 5-8 p.m. on Halloween in the C parking lot.
- Students living in the Turner Hall dormitory will provide a Safe Trick or Treat experience from 5-7 p.m.
- Offices and businesses in the University Center will be welcoming trick-or-treaters from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. while they compete in the building's annual office decorating contest.
- Haunted Harrison, the popular haunted house in the basement of the Harrison Hall dormitory, will be free and suitable for younger children from 7-8 p.m. before changing to "full-fright" mode from 8-11 p.m. and an admission charge of $1 or a canned food donation. All proceeds will go to the Weld Food Bank.
- Haunted Harrison has expanded its operation this year and will be open 8-11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30 in addition to Halloween evening. There's also now two routes to choose from. View promo video
- The Cesar Chavez Cultural Center will host a Semana de los Muertos (Week of the Dead) haunted house from 6-9 p.m.
- At Ghosts of Gordon, the residents of Gordon Hall will provide children's games and entertainment such as bobbing for apples, mini-pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and face painting - and a place to warm up before or after trick or treating - from 5-8 p.m.
Scary Literature Readings
- During A Little Night Music, students and faculty members will celebrate Halloween with readings of holiday-appropriate literature from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Panorama room of the University Center. The evening will feature Professor of English Lloyd Worley's popular interpretation of Poe's "The Raven" and complimentary refreshments.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
- Members of the campus community will create incredible jack o' lanterns at carving stations throughout the University Center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday as part of the annual pumpkin carving contest. The public is welcome to drop by and watch the carving.
- Contestants' creations will be displayed and judged during the Pumpkin Showcase from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday. Free and open to the public.
Free parking will be available in university parking lots after 5 p.m. Before 5 p.m., 30-minute and hourly parking permits can be purchased from vending machines in lots.
- The Japanese Culture Anime Club will host a Halloween party and costume contest 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the University Center ballrooms. more information
Visit http://www.unco.edu/uncmap for a map showing building and parking lot locations.