Each October, various campus departments and student organizations host Halloween festivities for students, faculty and staff, and the Statesboro community. The City of Statesboro also hosts Scare on the Square, and many Georgia Southern students help facilitate that event. Join in the fun! Check out the festivities listed in order by date below:
Halloween 2015 Events
Trick AND Treat
Oct. 16 & 18 at the Averitt Center for the Arts
The Georgia Southern Opera will perform two showings of “Opera Breve VII: Trick AND Treat” at the Emma Kelly Theatre on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. This is the seventh annual installment of the series. The event is free and open to the public.
Greek Street Trick-or-Treat
Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m. at Olympic Blvd.
Join Georgia Southern University fraternities and sororities for one of Georgia Southern’s most popular Halloween traditions – Greek Street Trick-or-Treat. Children and their families are invited to visit Greek Row (Olympic Boulevard) on Georgia Southern’s campus for this family-friendly trick-or-treating tradition.
Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m. at the RAC
Join the University Programming Board for the first ever FRIGHT NIGHT! Fright Night is an all new haunted attraction blending many elements designed to make you realize your fears and bring you new nightmares. This intense haunted attraction uses high-tech special effects, state of the art animations, strobe lights, props and many other things designed to make your heart pound in absolute terror. Open only to Georgia Southern students.
This event is only open to Georgia Southern students. Please bring your Eagle ID.
Pumpkin Patch Contest
Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m. outside of Dining Commons
Students are invited to attend the second annual Pumpkin Patch Contest for some good ol’ fashioned pumpkin carving. Dining Commons will supply carving kits, tools and pumpkins. Bring a copy of the Pumpkin Carving Kit templates, and make your own Georgia Southern-themed creation. Students can sign up online or with the cashier at the entrance to Dining Commons. Our executive chefs will judge the spooky creations and select a winner who will receive an exclusive Eagle Dining prize pack.
Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m. at Eagle Village
Elementary students from Bulloch County are invited to “HALLoween,” a safe, family friendly trick-or-treat event at Eagle Village. Children can take part in activities hosted and planned with the help of the Residence Hall Association, Community Leaders and hall council members. Candy, concessions, games and prizes are provided.
Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University Store
Georgia Southern’s University Store will host its annual Halloween costume contest on Friday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. First, second and third place winners will be awarded in the categories of best individual student and best individual faculty/staff. There will also be an award for best group costume open to students, faculty and staff. Winners will be selected by University representatives and awards will be given based on creativity and originality of costume. Winners will be announced Monday, Nov. 2 at noon, via the University Store’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Costumes must be suitable for a general audience. Nudity, vulgarity or any offensive gesture, wear, action, etc., will not be allowed to participate.
By participating, contestants give University Store the right to use photographs in promotional materials, press releases, social media campaigns, etc. Prizes will be awarded in both the student and faculty/staff individual categories as follows: First Place: $75 University Store gift card; Second Place: $50 University Store gift card; Third Place: $25 University Store gift card. Winner of the the group costume will receive a Chick-fil-A breakfast gift certificate for each member of the group.
Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. on the Second Floor of the IT Building
Celebrate Halloween with video games, board games and movies at TekLAN 31. Bring your favorite consoles, video and board games to the second floor of the IT Building on Friday, Oct. 30, to enjoy a spooky evening with fellow gamers. There will be an assortment of games, including Minecraft, Hearthstone, League of Legends and Starcraft II. Don’t want to game? Feel free to watch scary movies in rooms 2208 and 2210. The event will also feature hamburgers and drinks for purchase. Costumes are welcome!
Oct. 30, 8-11 p.m. at the Clubhouse
The Residence Hall Association will give out 450 tickets to students who live on campus for the Haunted Forest at the Clubhouse. The date is Friday, Oct. 30 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Buses will run from Russell Union on campus to the Clubhouse. Tickets for this event must be picked up from the Russell Union Rotunda on Oct. 22, 23, 26, 27 from 3-4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Eagle ID is required!
This event is only open to on-campus Georgia Southern students. Please bring your Eagle ID.
Scare on the Square
Oct. 31, 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Averitt Center for the Arts
Families are invited to take a hayride, shop, enter a costume contest and more at the Scare on the Square event hosted by Mainstreet Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Merchants. Lots of goodies will be available in the Trunk or Treat contest, and watch out for Statesboro’s zombies come out to the tune of Michael Jackon’s “Thriller.” Call 912-764-7227 for more information!
Carve a Georgia Southern Themed Pumpkin or Luminary
Show your True Blue spirit this Halloween! You can download a pumpkin carving kit (pdf), then carve a Georgia Southern University themed pumpkin or download our luminary stencil (pdf) to light up your surroundings. When you’re finished, take a picture of it and send it to Marketing@georgiasouthern.edu. Alternatively, you can submit your photo at the True Blue site. Happy Halloween!