CSUN Prepares for Anything, Including the Zombie Apocalypse

  • Man and woman in zombie makeup

    Zombies greeted students at checkpoints during the Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Students at checkpoint

    The Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt took place at various checkpoints throughout campus on Oct. 25. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • students at checkpoint with zombies

    At each checkpoint, students would received a part of their preparedness kit and had their card punched. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Woman in zombie makeup hands out flyer

    Volunteers in zombie makeup wandered campus to promote the event. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Photo by social media card on table.

    Students were encouraged to take photo for social media. The most creative photo won a prize. Photo by Lee Choo

  • The prizes were on display at the Bayramian Lawn checkpoint, where students would start and end the hunt. Photo by Lee Choo

Hundreds of students assembled kits to prepare them for the zombie apocalypse on Oct. 25 as part of California State University, Northridge’s second annual, award-winning Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt.

Students received a map and a punch card pointing them to areas on campus where they could gather items for a starter disaster preparedness kit. After gathering all the items, students could return the punch card and be entered into a drawing for zombie-themed prize baskets.

The kits included a flashlight, water bottle, hand sanitizer and an electronic charging kit. Check points were manned by students, staff and “zombies,” bringing the theme to life.

The scavenger hunt’s creator, Emergency Manager Jenny Novak, was honored at the White House in September as the recipient of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual and Community Preparedness Awareness to Action Award for the event.

For more information on the Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt, visit http://www.csun.edu/emergency/zombie-preparedness-scavenger-hunt.