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Halloween Festivities 2014

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:

Wednesday, Oct 22

Greek Street Trick-or-Treat – Olympic Boulevard

6 – 8 p.m.

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Georgia Southern University will host one of the University’s most popular Halloween traditions – Greek Street Trick-or-Treat. Faculty, staff, students and the Statesboro community are invited to visit Greek Row (Olympic Boulevard) on Georgia Southern’s campus for this family-friendly, FREE trick-or-treating tradition.
Greek Street Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, Oct 25

Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run – Georgia Southern University Recreation Activity Center

8:30 a.m.:  5K Run/Walk
10 a.m.: 1-Mile Fun Run with Zombie Obstacles
Join the Georgia Southern family  and community members at the Recreation Activity Center (RAC) for the Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run. Sponsored by the Bulloch Partnership for Health, the Georgia Southern University Rural Health Research Institute, the Mercer University Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities and the Georgia Southern University Wellness Program, this event is supported by the National Institutes of Health grant. Participants are invited to come enjoy music, activities, a community resource showcase, costume contest, prizes and more! Learn more about volunteering for the event and registration information.

Scare on the Square – East Main Street, Downtown Statesboro

4:30 – 9 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend this free, community event on the Bulloch County courthouse lawn. Georgia Southern University students provide all of the pumpkin patch activities, hay ride and haunted house. More than 25 local vendors will be there selling food and merchandise. Parking and admission is free. Activities include:

  • Trunk-or-Treat
  • Costume Contest
  • Thriller Street Dance and Parade
  • Games
  • Interactive Activity Booths
  • Haunted House
  • Hay Rides
  • Scarecrow Decorating Contest
  • Free Candy
  • Face Painting

Tuesday, Oct 28

HALL-O-Ween – Eagle Village Residence Hall, 410 Georgia Ave.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) sponsored by University Housing will host HALL-O-Ween, a fun and safe trick-or-treating event designed for the whole family. Located in Eagle Village Residence Hall, 410 Georgia Ave., booths offering a variety of Halloween themed activities and games for all ages will be available, along with free concessions including popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. Children will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat through the hallways of Eagle Village to collect toys and candy. Wear your best costume and be prepared for a good time! This free event is open to the Georgia Southern Community and the public.

Wednesday, Oct 29

Annual Pumpkin Carving – Dining Commons

3 – 5 p.m.
During the Annual Pumpkin Carving event, faculty, staff and students will receive help from Eagle Dining Services chefs in carving pumpkins. The chefs will demonstrate and teach participant carving techniques. A prize will be distributed to the candidate with the best carved pumpkin. Pumpkins provided by Dining Commons. Participants must sign up.

Friday, Oct 31

Annual Costume Contest – University Store

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Double, double toil and trouble
Costume contest, photograph triumphal!

Faculty, staff and students, mark your calendars now to compete in the annual University Store Costume Contest! Awards will be given in the following categories: Best Individual Student, Best Individual Faculty and Staff Member, Best Student Group and Best Faculty and Staff Group. Drop by University Store between 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. to show off your costume(s)!

Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt – Dining Commons

3 – 5 p.m.
Groups of five to six will use a list of items and places provided by Eagle Dining Services to complete the photo scavenger hunt. Participants will take photos of and with the items they find throughout the event. Costumes are required for a group to participate. The scavenger hunt will both begin and end at Dining Commons on campus. A prize will be distributed to the winning group.

Autumn String Fest – Carol A. Carter Recital Hall

7:30 p.m.

Listen to the beautiful sounds of The Magnolia String Quartet directed by Dr. Larisa Elsha, The Mello-Cello-Fellowship and the GSU String Camerata directed by Dr. Steven Elisha with Dr. Larisa Elisha (violin soloist) and Dr. Michael Braz (harpsichord). The program will feature works by Vivaldi, Greig, Brahms, Saint-Saens and more. Admission is free and costumes are encouraged.

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 Alternatively, you can upload your photo at the True Blue site. Happy Halloween!
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