Halloween Decorations on Campus

October 22, 2021

Spooky season is upon us, and Millikin’s campus is getting in the Halloween spirit by putting up Halloween decorations. In the residence halls, residents and RAs alike have been busy decorating the halls for the upcoming holiday. The residents of Dolson Hall in particular are clearly looking forward to the holiday, as two out of the four floors have been decorated extensively.

On the third floor of Dolson Hall, several residents got together and hung fake spiderwebs from doorways and above the elevators, even adding caution tape and masking tape outlines of bodies on the floor to contribute to the sinister vibe. They also covered hall lights with orange and black tissue paper, so the hall seems to glow with an eerie warmth, like the residents are living inside a jack-o’-lantern. Individual suites have added pumpkins and other decorations outside their doors as well. 

On the first floor, spooky purple and black garlands and orange streamers swoop from the ceiling and bloody handprints cling to the entry doors. D1 was the first floor in Dolson Hall to decorate for Halloween, and it shows— their decorations are polished and simple, but effective.


Resident assistants have also redone the floor-wide bulletin boards to reflect autumn and Halloween, while providing helpful tips on midterms and general study habits. Not only are these bulletin boards a great way to find answers and solutions for common issues, they also help get residents into the autumnal spirit. 

Overall, decorating for holidays is a fun tradition that can be a bonding exercise for everyone involved; not only is it fun to put up decorations, the fruits of those labors can then be enjoyed by a wider group of people. 

When asked why she liked decorating for Halloween, Kally Saenz, a resident of D3, said that “All holidays deserve to be loved and celebrated.”

 Even if you are not living in the residence halls, consider decorating your space for Halloween if you have not already; it can be both a fun break from midterms and a great way to get into the Halloween spirit.

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