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Each October, various campus departments and student organizations host Halloween festivities for the University community including students, faculty and staff. 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:


Greek Street Trick-or-Treat

Oct. 23 - 6 p.m. - Greek Row

Greek Street Trick-or-Treat is a free, kid-friendly community event hosted by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Relations annually. Parents are encouraged to bring children dressed up in a Halloween costume trick-or-treating on Greek Row, located on Olympic Blvd., off of Chandler Rd. The event will include bouncy houses, scary houses, cotton candy, snow cone machines, face painting stations and more!


Fall Festival

Oct. 24 - 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Centennial Place Courtyard

Fall Festival is a new event brought to you by University Programming Board, Residence Hall Association and Minority Advisement Program. With free food, performers, inflatables, a Pumpkin Carving Competition and different prizes, this is an event students do not want to miss! An EAGLE ID is required. For more information, email upb@georgiasouthern.edu.


Haunted Forest

Oct. 24 - 26 & Oct. 28 - 31, 8 p.m. - Midnight

Haunted Forest will take place on Malecki Drive located behind Georgia Southern University’s soccer fields adjacent to the water tower. General admission is $5. Proceeds will benefit the University’s Center for Addiction Recovery, a program providing resources and support to students in recovery from addictive disorders, and the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.

The Haunted Forest will feature five “Scare Stations” along the trail including clowns, zombies and a haunted toy store. Free parking for the event is available at Paulson Stadium.

For more than two decades, students in a Program Planning class taught by Recreation and Leisure Studies professor Mouse Blankenbaker provided Haunted Forest. When Blankenbaker retired in 2003, the Haunted Forest ceased operations until it was revived with the help of community volunteers and the support of local Statesboro residents in 2009.

More information can be found by visiting The Haunted Forest at GSU Facebook page.


University Programming Board Hosts Free Movie - The Conjuring

Oct. 25 - 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. - Russell Union Theatre

Open to everyone in the University community, students receive first preference and an Eagle ID is required.


Scare on the Square

Oct. 26 - 4:30 - 9 p.m. - Bulloch County Courthouse Lawn

Everyone is invited to attend this free, community event. Georgia Southern University students participate in all of the pumpkin patch activities on the Courthouse Lawn including the hay ride and haunted house. Thriller Dance

  • • Trunk or Treat
  • • Costume Contest
  • • Thriller Street Dance and Parade
  • • Games
  • • Interactive Activity Booths
  • • Haunted House
  • • Hay Rides
  • • Scare Crow Contest
  • • Free Candy
  • • Fun Activities
  • • Face Painting


HALL-O-Ween

Oct. 29 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Eagle Village (410 Georgia Avenue)

Calling all Mummies, Daddies and Kiddies to Georgia Southern University for the annual HALL-O-Ween. All families are invited to attend and participate in a variety of safe and child-friendly games and activities including Trick-or-Treating within the Eagle Village residence hall. All games and activities are free of charge.


Double Double Toil and Trouble University Store Costume Contest

Oct. 31 - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - The University Store

University Store Gift Cards in various amounts will be awarded for Best Individual Student, Best Individual Faculty/Staff and Best Group.


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 upload your photo at the True Blue Site. Happy Halloween!

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