Halloween is the time of year where people enjoy getting scared and dressing up as creepy, adorable, or downright hilarious characters. It’s also the time for social events comprised of monsters, pumpkins, and of course, candy. Now, while we may not be trick-or-treating anymore, there are still a lot of fun activities happening on Drexel’s campus this October.
On the 30th of this month, Maya Literary Magazine is hosting its own event in the Van Rensselaer ballroom. It’ll be from 7-10pm and there will be food, games, and more! Make sure to wear your favorite costume and compete in the games to win awesome prizes. Anyone can come and spend the night in the spooked out ballroom of Van R. It’ll be a great Halloween party right before everyone’s favorite holiday!
Van Rensselaer is truly the place to be this Halloween, because on October 28th or 29th the Van R Project is hosting the Monster Ball for select resident halls. So if you live in Van R, Race, Towers, or Kelly feel free to come. It’s a free event with food, music, and a costume contest, so dress in your cutest, funniest or most ghoulish costume and make your freshman Halloween one you will never forget! The party should last from 6-8pm.
If parties aren’t your thing, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) is also hosting a couple of Halloween themed events this month. On the 24th, from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM they will be taking a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure for Fright Fest. The tickets are $25 each and the bus will be leaving from outside Towers Hall at 11:00 AM. If you’re interested you can contact CAB through their email, email@example.com.
The CAB is also organizing a trip for the Old City Ghost Tour. It’s a haunted and thrill-filled journey through Old City, so if you like spooky walking tours by candlelight, this is the event for you! It’s on October 29th and the event will focus on historically accurate information combined with myths and popular urban legends. Tickets are $5 per person with student ID and you can visit the CAB Office in MacAlister Hall to purchase them. On the day of the event, participating students will meet at the 34th St. station at 7:00 pm to travel together to Old City. The event is estimated to be about 75-90 minutes long.
If you’re an individual who prefers staying home and watching spooky movies, please consider coming out and supporting Drexel’s Co-Op Theater Company as they present From Beneath it Lurks. It’s directed and created by Adrienne Mackay in collaboration with members of the Co-Op theater company. The production follows a rag tag team of storytellers as they bring to life the monstrous stories that could only be inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s unholy creations. As the flyers seen around campus say, the show will “put the audience right in the very evil that unearths the limits of the human soul.” If you’re interested the shows will take place in the URBN Center Annex Black Box Theater, 3401 Filbert Street on:
October 29 – 8PM
October 30 – 8PM
October 31 – 7PM
October 31 – 10PM
and November 1 – 2PM
Tickets are $5 for Drexel Students/Faculty and Staff with ID, $10 for Non-Drexel Students, and $15 for General Admission. To purchase tickets please go to cooptheater.westphal.drexel.edu.
In all, no matter what activities you’re interested in there is something for you this Halloween. So grab some friends, some candy, and your favorite costume accessory and hit the Drexel campus! We hope to see you all at the Maya party on the 30th!