As Halloween quickly approaches, several student organizations are getting into the spooky spirit by hosting events on campus in the days leading up to the haunted holiday.
Campus Y Haunted Prom
The Campus Y will transform into an eerie dance hall to host its first ever “Haunted Prom” on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Megan Murphy, co-president of the Campus Y, said she has heard a lot of excitement about the dance.
In addition to a DJ and a dance floor decorated with festive Halloween decorations, the first floor will hold Halloween-themed snacks, ‘mocktails’, and pizza — including vegetarian and gluten-free options — Murphy said.
The second floor of the venue will host lower-stimulation arts and crafts, including face-painting, cookie decorating and a tarot reading room.
“Parties can be overstimulating for anybody,” Murphy said. “We just want it to be an accessible experience.”
Costumes are encouraged, and a costume contest will also be held at the Haunted Prom. The categories are best, funniest, scariest and most original costume.
The Haunted Prom is also a fundraiser for the Campus Y. The organization will be accepting suggested donations between $6 and $12, however donations are not mandatory to attend.