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The Do’s and Don’ts of a Gustie Halloween | The Gustavian Weekly

By Erika Clifton Features Editor | October 31, 2014 | Features

When the ghosts and goblins come out on Halloween, it’s time to put on your costume and prepare for a night of sweets and screams. On a normal weekend on campus, there always seems to be something to do or an event to go to. Halloween is no exception. For example, Residential Life will be hosting a Haunted Basement tour in Co-ed, while Epsilon Pi Alpha will be putting on a Halloween  DJ Dance and costume contest with free Dominos at Saturday Night in Lund. If you don’t feel like attending an event, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied.  Always check those dark corners and remember—things may not always be what they seem. Follow these guidelines for a successful Gustie Halloween.


Attend the Dive Dance on Friday Night.

Go trick-or-treating, but don’t forget a costume. You won’t get any candy if you go as a college student.

Play night games in the Arb. Don’t forget your flashlight….

Get your scream on

in the Co-ed Haunted

House on Saturday.

Go trick-or-treating for canned goods to donate to the Food Shelf.

Grab your best costume and head to the Epsilon Pi Alpha Halloween SNL on Saturday.

Visit the Rundstrom Chapel at night and try to attract the ghost.


Steal candy from children.

Think Freddie Krueger will come to life after you finish wathcing Nightmare on Elm Street.

Creep around and scare the Little Partners.

Grab the first costume you find… get creative!

Smash a pumpkin over a friend’s head.

Eat so much candy that you end up seeing it later on….

Dress up like a zombie and pretend to eat your fellow students.

Watch out for Zombie Gus. Rumor has it, our mascot turns into a zombie and roams around campus when Halloween rolls around.

gusdalion-Erika Clifton