UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG’s Halloween happenings

Photo of a carved pumpkinHalloween is always a popular time on campus. Every year, various on campus organizations hold a variety of fun and chilling events. This year there are a scary number of seasonal treats, and most are free-admission.

  • 10/26: Frankenreads: Frankenreads is a project to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818) by encouraging people around the world to organize or participate in events celebrating the novel. UNCG’s Frankenreads event will be held on Friday, October 26, in MHRA 1215 and will include faculty perspectives on Frankenstein, a discussion on how to teach the novel, and a viewing of the 2017 film Mary Shelley. The schedule is:
    2:00-2:50 p.m. “Faculty Perspectives on Frankenstein” – join us for readings from Anne Wallace, Jennifer Park, and Jennifer Whitaker
    3:00-3:50 p.m. “Teaching Frankenstein,” a discussion on approaches to teaching the novel
    4:30 – 7 p.m. A viewing and discussion of the 2017 film Mary Shelley
  • 10/26: Spartones Fall Concert: The UNCG Spartones will host their annual Acapellaween concert in the UNCG Auditorium on October 26th at 7pm. UNCG students get in free with student ID.
  • 10/26: Nightmare on College Ave: From 7-11 p.m., College Ave will be remade into a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed Halloween festival. Students will enjoy a specialty popcorn bar, pumpkin painting, rides, games and more. 
  • 10/27: Monster Mash: Monster Mash is an event that strives to bring the community together, creating a family Halloween party with games, food and more. The event is open to anyone and is free of charge. It will be 3-6 p.m. at the Glenwood Recreation Center at 2010 Coliseum Boulevard. Bring your own trick-or-treat bag and don’t forget to wear you best costume.
  • 10/27: Dr. Frankenstein’s House of Horrors: Every year Ashby College (in Mary Foust Residence Hall) creates a large-scale, creative haunted house experience, open to campus and the public.  This year, you’re invited to “Dr. Frankenstein’s House of Horrors,” from 7 p.m.-midnight. The event will be held in Mary Foust, 301 College Avenue.  Admission is $5 per person, or $3 with a canned food donation. All proceeds benefit The ARC of Greensboro and the Spartan Open Pantry.  Join hundreds of Spartans for the scare of a lifetime!
  • 10/29: UNCG Organ Spooktacular: The UNCG Organ Studio will present its annual Halloween Organ Recital in the School of Music Organ Hall at 7:30 p.m. Get into the Halloween spirit at this free, open-to-all concert.
  • 10/31: Haunted Halloween: Join CAP for a spooky start to Halloween! There will be Zombie Virtual Reality, a zombie-themed photo booth and a Halloween candy buffet. Entry is free for all students with a Spartan ID. EUC Maple, 11 a.m.

Compiled by Avery Campbell.