Creeping it Real at CSUN: Halloween Events Lineup

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    A group of volunteers in zombie makeup at last year's Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt. Photo by David J. Hawkins

  • 2 people smiling in front of 3 pumpkins.

    Excited volunteers from Associated Students pose with the top pumpkins from the 2018 AS Pumpkin Fest. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

  • A display of pumpkins.

    Some of the pumpkins that were available to students from the 2018 AS Pumpkin Fest. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

  • A man in makeup walks down a hallway.

    A 'zombie' trolling the hallways at the 2018 Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

  • A student stops by one of the checkpoints from the 2018 Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

Zombies, monsters and Matadors — oh my! ​CSUN is gearing up for a spooktacular Halloween this month. Horror fans and costume aficionados alike can rejoice in the many Halloween events scheduled to take place on campus through late October. Here are a few of the highlights, chills and thrills:

Mystic Evening (Oct. 25)

Yearning for a night of suspense? Mystic Evening, an interactive dinner and show hosted by the University Student Union (USU), will have you mesmerized by miraculous feats of the mind, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The stars of the show will be mentalist Gabe Abelson, the delicious food and, most important, you! Tickets are $5 with a student ID at the Associated Students (AS) Ticket Office.

Pumpkin Fest (Oct. 29)

Carve out some fun with your fellow Matadors at Pumpkin Fest, one of the most popular events of the semester, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Tuesday, Oct. 29. AS and the USU will present a host of fall festivities at Matador Square, such as free pumpkins, a live DJ, games, photo opportunities and more! Get there early to secure your squash — the free pumpkins go fast!

Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt (Event to be re-scheduled) 

Note: This event was originally scheduled for Oct. 29, but will be rescheduled. Want to know how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse? Get a crash corpse on disaster preparedness at the Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt. Participants will start at the Campus Store Complex Lawn and search throughout campus for checkpoints where they can pick up different survival items. Whether a natural disaster such as wildfire or earthquake — or a zombie apocalypse — the scavenger hunt survival kit will have you covered.

Halloween Night Hike Costume Contest (Oct. 29)

AS Outdoor Adventures invites Matadors to take their costumes on the road — and the trail. Don your favorite costume and join your fellow students on a night hike on a local trail, after dark on Oct. 29. For more information on the spooky, outdoorsy fun, visit the Outdoor Adventures office in the SRC to register. Cost for students: $20.

October Craft Creations: Mini Pumpkin Decorating (Oct. 29) ​

What’s even cuter than a pumpkin? A mini pumpkin! Join the Oasis Center for a boo-tifully relaxing craft evening, at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29. Express your creativity and decorate your very own mini pumpkin with your fellow Matadors. It’s free!

Frankenstein’s Bolts and Holds (Oct. 30) 

You don’t need to encounter a monster or ghoul to get your heart rate up for this event, 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the SRC. Costumes encouraged for a night full of climbing and giveaways at the Ridge Rock Wall. Even the boulder will be dressed up for spooky holiday spirit.

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