Happy Halloween – Things to do on and off Campus


Happy Halloween Oswego! Excitement is in the air (let’s just hope it doesn’t snow… who wants to freeze in their costume?).  Halloween at Oswego and in college can be a very fun experience, especially for first year students. There are many things to do on campus to get in the holiday spirit!

On Halloween night, there is a Costume Party themed Open Mic in the café in Penfield.  The event kicks off at 7pm and runs till 10:30pm. Wearing costumes is encouraged as there will be a costume contest! There will also be Pumpkin painting and FREE coffee! Students are encouraged to come out and enjoy some great talent and spooky fun!

The weekend also holds some Halloween themed fun! On Friday, November 1st, there will be a costume dance held by the Storyteller’s Guild.  “The Dance in the Woods” will be held at 6pm in the Hewitt Union Ballroom. Also on Friday, the 3rd annual “Scalesbury Haunted House” is being held. The haunted house begins in Scales where patrons will sign up and wait to be pulled out of the party at which refreshments will be served and music will be played. They will go outside behind Scales and through the basement of Waterbury where they will be frightened and scared. At the end, attendees can choose to leave or go back to Scales and run through it again. It runs on November first from 8pm to 11pm.

If you’re looking for some off campus fun, look no farther than the Terror Trail. This popular attraction promises to be the most frightening and scariest Halloween show in Central New York. Located in Volney NY, “The Trail” provides entertainment and thrills for all ages and also offers food, fun, and Halloween novelties for kids, young adults, and families alike.  For more information, call Phone: (315) 593-2999.

On Sunday, Oswego is proud to once again hold “Safe Trick or Treat”.  Community members and their families will enjoy bringing their children to a Halloween party in the campus center and visiting the dorms to Trick or Treat from residents. Students should talk to their RA or RHD for more information on how to participate and earn community service!

Happy Halloween, Oswego! I hope everyone has a great, fun Halloween! Of course, please stay safe and respect the city community and do not tarnish the holiday for younger Oswegonians.

(Photo Courtesy of Terry.Tyson from Flickr)

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