Halloween is very near, which at Castleton means Fall Fest!
Residence Life has been busy organizing events for “Fall Fest,” and has several Halloween themed activities for residents and students to get involved with. In the past they have done a “Program Palooza Week,” but this year they are making it more of a “Program Palooza Day.”
The events will begin on Oct. 30 and continue through to Halloween night.
“Trying to think of what will draw our students out and trying to think of some unique things that we have never shown in the past,” said Shaun Williams, area coordinator in Wheeler Hall, when asked about plans for this year.
A “Zombie Run for Your Life,” will be set up on campus and lucky survivors will be given T-shirts that say “I survived Castleton’s Run for Your Life.” Later that night there will be a bonfire going on campus as well.
At 1 p.m. on Halloween, the bigger Fall Fest events will begin in front of Huden including carnival games, blow ups and opportunities to design your own license plate and a splash paint Frisbee.
Later in the evening, from 5-7 p.m., a Halloween contest will be held in Huden with prizes for the best costume. From 6-8 p.m., the famous Quidditch game will take place on the alumni field, and Williams said he hopes the turnout will be as good as last year.
One of the last events of the night will be a “haunted Castleton tour.” A route will be set up through residence halls around campus and there will be talk of hauntings and events that have happened in the past at the college.
“We are going to open that up, not just to students, but also to the faculty and staff if they are interested in going,” said Williams.