Halloween Happenings Abound at UNCG

Posted on October 24, 2023

A jack-o-lantern sits atop a stoop at UNCG.

It’s time to put the finishing touches on costumes and stock up on candy. Halloween is right around the corner. UNCG offers a number of events for students, faculty, and staff, to get their thrills and chills. Some events will be for the people who love a good scare, and others who want a more laid-back atmosphere to dress up and enjoy sweet treats.

Here’s a list of events happening around campus this Halloween:

Poster for "Train or Treat" with a QR code.

Train or Treat
October 23-31
Kaplan Center for Wellness

Members can come to fitness classes throughout the week leading up to Halloween in costume. Candy and prizes will be given away. This is only open to UNCG students and Kaplan Center members. The QR code pictured on the right has a list of all classes through October 31.

Movie Night at Piney Lake
October 27, 6:30 p.m.
Piney Lake

Recreation & Wellness will hold a special viewing of the horror film “Get Out!” Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. Free popcorn and candy will be available. Everyone is asked to bring their own chair or blanket. Regular Piney Lake guidelines apply for members and guests; shuttles are not provided.

October 27, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
EUC Lawn

Carmichael Studios and WUAG 103.1 partner again to bring live music and film screenings fit for Halloween.

Piney Lake Fright Night
October 28, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Piney Lake

Take a walk through the haunted trails of Piney Lake. There are also fun lawn activities, hot chocolate, and s’mores for those who prefer the less frightening side of Halloween. (Piney Lake will be closed to regular activities on October 28 so that staff may prepare for Fright Night. It will reopen on October 29, the last day of the season.)

October 28, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Stoney Lawn at 320 College Avenue

Presented by Carmichael Studios and WUAG, come out to watch “Beetlejuice” along with some UNCG student short films. There will also be live music from area bands.

HHS Trick or Treat Trail
October 31, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Poster advertising the UNCG HHS Trick or Treat trail.

Here’s a daytime event for students, faculty, and staff. The School of Health and Human Sciences invites everyone to come by for candy and chances to win prizes.

The HHS Trick or Treat trail winds through the HHS departments. Those who visit every location will be eligible to spin a prize wheel for swag, gift cards, or other treats. Students must have a completed HHS passport punch card. The trail concludes with a party in the HHS Advising Center, at the Moore Building, Room 422.

Costumes are encouraged but not required! There is also an online scavenger hunt option with a chance to win prizes for those who cannot come in person. Students may also meet with the advising team to learn more about HHS programs and degrees or schedule appointments.

Halloween Escape
October 31, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
EUC Alexander, Kirkland, and Dali Rooms

Activities and Campus Enterprises is hosting zombie and mystery escape rooms. Groups of 3-5 will have 15 minutes to solve the problem and escape. There will be a third room for students to interact with and a chance to win prizes.

Performances by CVPA
Times and locations vary

It wouldn’t be Halloween without incredible theatrical and musical presentations by students and faculty from the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This year features a stage presentation of George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” an organ recital by instructor Marya Fancey, and a Halloween-themed Collage.

Times and locations for all performances can be found here.


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