If there’s one fun thing to look forward to on campus the night after Halloween, it’s the annual haunted house in the basement of Norelius Hall. The haunted house event is hosted by Residential Life’s Collegiate Fellows (CF)and will be held on Nov 1, from 9 p.m. until midnight. This is a free event and open to all students.
This year’s theme is “The Mystery of 1E.” The design team is in charge of creating the atmosphere of “The Lost Section.” They work closely with the storyline committee to ensure they create a successful setting. Each committee is made up of Norelius Hall Collegiate Fellows who work under the guidance of Area Coordinator Jordan Zahrte.
Sophomore Collegiate Fellow and committee member Sylvia Michels shared her experience of planning.
“The all-around experience is great. It’s fun to attend it with friends and form memories you’ll go back to when Halloween rolls around again the next year. The CF’s have a blast planning it and working on it the night of. We get excited at the thought of making people laugh. I am also excited to hear my own residents talk about what it was like. I also know that it’s going to be a blast scaring people,” Michels said.
“The all-around experience is great. It’s fun to attend it with friends and form memories you’ll go back to when Halloween rolls around again the next year.”—Sylvia Michels
Collegiate Fellows in Norelius Hall all worked together to make this event possible. They will also be actively involved during the event. All characters for the haunted house will be wearing designed outfits fitted for this year’s theme according to the design committee.
The entire basement of Norelius Hall will be transformed to fit the theme of “The Mystery of 1E: The lost section.” Junior CF and Head of Storyline Committee Marshall Bell described the set-up of the Haunted House.
“A small group of students will be led through the basement of Co-ed while they, as a group, attempt to inspect the area, but first they have to find out how to turn on the lights. We enjoy nothing more than scaring—I mean entertaining our residents and classmates,” Bell said.
Sophomore CF Janet Jennings attended the event last year as a student and shared her experience.
“I was a bit scared, but am able to laugh about it now looking back. The best part was probably having to run back and forth away from the monster. This year I’m a CF, so I’ll be in it. It’ll be a different perspective, but I think I’ll still be scared,” Jennings said.
Last year, the basement of Co-ed was turned into a haunted mine. This year’s theme and storyline will be different from last year so it’ll be a great chance to make new long-lasting memories with friends.