Published: Oct. 29, 2020

This weekend brings a silent disco, Halloween dinner in the dining centers, Drag Queen Costume Bingo, a recovery community meeting, Halloween games, The Laramie Project virtual performances and more.

Student walking on snowy campusFriday, Oct. 30 

Feel Good Fridays

12:15 p.m.  Zoom 
There’s no better way to dive into the weekend than to feel good!! Participate in this workshop for an opportunity to be led through a powerful guided meditation to undo stress, soothe the nervous system and feel better.

Halloween dinner in the dining centers

4 p.m.  Alferd Packer Grill, C4C, Sewall and the Village Center
Join Campus Dining Services for a special Halloween dinner in select dining centers, open to residence hall students with meal plans. The menu is made up of delicious seasonal dishes—see the menu.

Recovery Community Meeting: How to stay sober during Halloween weekend

4 p.m.  UMC 411
Want to learn more about how to maintain recovery around Halloween? Join this open discussion with other students in recovery and make social plans. 

Fri-Yay Nights: Halloween Ride

4–4:45 p.m. and 5–5:45 p.m.  Rec Center Cycle Studio 
Join this 45-minute cycle class featuring Halloween themed music and a fun all-levels workout! Enjoy the benefits of a ride in a fun setting. Costumes encouraged!

Whaaat!? Festival talk with John Sharp

6 p.m.  Zoom 
Join ATLAS Institute's Whaaat!? Festival for a virtual talk with John Sharp, author of Works of Game. In place of the in-person, all-day event, the festival has switched to remote programming throughout the academic year.

Silent Disco

6–6:45 p.m., 7–7:45 p.m. and 8–8:45 p.m.    Rec Center
Show everyone your best dance moves! Halloween costumes encouraged. Limited to 50 students per timeslot. Registration recommended; they will accommodate drop-in as space allows.

Buffalo Nites: Drag Queen Costume Bingo 

7 p.m.  Zoom
Get lucky with Drag Queen Costume Bingo! Put on your favorite Halloween costume, and join a drag queen superstar for a night of fun. Bring your friends, and win tons of cool prizes. Costumes encouraged but not required.


Saturday, Oct. 31

Inclusive Rec: Learn to Play Pickleball

2–3:30 p.m. and 3:30–5  p.m  Rec Center Tennis Courts 
Learn how to play one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. No experience is necessary, and all equipment will be provided.

Social Circles and Lawn Games

3–6 p.m.  Farrand Field
Grab a small group of friends (no more than 10 total) and come on down to Farrand Field. There will be lawn games, space for you to hang out together and an opportunity to be outside before the snow begins to fall.

Glow Games

6–9 p.m.  UMC Fountains
Come celebrate Halloween with your friends. Play a round of miniature golf, compete with someone in a game of pingpong or test your shuffleboard skills! There will be lots of games to choose from, so wear your Halloween costume and show us your skills. Costumes not required but encouraged.

Film screening: Freaky

8 p.m.  Chem 140
Come join the advance screening of the Halloween movie, Freaky, before it hits theaters. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will need to wear masks, complete the daily health assessment and sign in before entering the event space. Note: Another screening is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday.

Don’t forget we fall back to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. 


Sunday, Nov. 1

The Laramie Project

Through 11 p.m. Nov. 6  Virtual
Stream this play by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, through 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.

In October 1998, two men brutally murdered 21 year-old Matthew Shepard because he was gay. Kidnapped, severely beaten and left tied to a fence in the middle of a Laramie prairie, he died several days later in the hospital. Over the course of the next year and a half, the Tectonic Theater Project conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, and from their research created a breathtaking and reverent work that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.