Halloween in the Halls


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From ghouls to ghosts and zombies, Millikin has something for you. Millikin University has many ways that it chooses to celebrate. Millikin celebrates with Halloween in the Halls, an event hosted by the student housing council here at Millikin. Furthermore, Halloween in the Halls is a safe trick-or-treating event for the families in the Decatur Community.

“I think Halloween in the Halls is a great way to reach out to the Decatur  community and all of the kids too,” Lane Caspar, a junior Communications major, said.

Each year Halloween in the halls has trick-or-treat tours, games and activities. Another option is that Millikin students have the opportunity to get dressed up making the experience real. Children get the exciting experience of coming out and, of course, filling their bags with goodies.

“When I was a Freshman our dorm had kids come up and we painted pumpkins and had a dance party it was a lot of fun.” Caspar said. “The parents were really happy and even said that they’re glad the kids get this chance because a lot of college students are just too busy or don’t follow through, but that this is a really good experience for the kids.”

This year, Halloween in the Halls will take place October 28 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in New Hall and Weck Hall. In addition, this year Halloween in the Halls is having “Trunk-or-Treat” where you can host a car and decorate it how you like while passing out candy and/or doing activities.

Trunk-or-Treat is the same concept of trick-or-treating. The only difference being you decorate your car and then possibly dress up and pass out candy.

“That sounds awesome. I have a hot dog outfit. I’m gonna wear it,” Nicholas Nemeth, a freshman Sports Management student said.

People have the opportunity to decorate their cars and students also have the opportunity to sign up and help decorate the haunted house: Disney villain houses. So whether it is your first time or fiftieth time experiencing Halloween in the Halls, be sure to come out and see how much fun this event is! Just make sure if you want to be apart of the festivities you sign up.

“I definitely bought the candy but I didn’t know I had to sign up, I was really sad that I missed it when I was a freshman,” Stephen DeMartini, a junior Biology(Pre-med) student said.