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Fall Festivities

October 25, 2012 in Community, Events, Recreation, Uncategorized

Fall is in full swing and that means that Halloween is almost upon us! The chill in the air, the dry rustling of the leaves skidding across the sidewalks of campus, and the lengthening nights are setting a great stage for Michigan Tech students to prepare for some frightening and fun Tech traditions. Coming up this weekend will be the highlight of Halloween at Michigan Tech, Safehouse! I’ll go into more detail about that event a bit later in this post. First, I’d like to share with you some of the other great events that are happening this week to get everyone in the pumpkin-designing, candy-experimenting, and costume-engineering spirit of the season.

Fun Events

This past Friday brought pumpkin carving to the McNair Dining Hall, where students could create their very own masterpieces to spruce up their rooms and kick-off the festivities. On Saturday, Safehouse BINGO took over the Wadsworth Hall Annex to make sure that everyone was stocked up on sugary treats for the holiday. In fact, over $500 worth of candy was ready to be won by lucky student players! On Tuesday, October 23, there will be delicious caramel apples on offer during dinner in the Wadsworth Hall Dining Hall. On Friday, October 26 students can sport their costume creations at a Costume Dance Party in the Douglass Houghton Hall Ballroom. There will be great music, drinks and snacks, and many great times and memories to be made! Finally, on Saturday, October 27 Safehouse will come to the residence halls of Michigan Tech.

Safehouse

Safehouse logo

Saturday, October 27, the preparations and week-long festivities all come together in the form of Safehouse. Safehouse has been a Michigan Tech campus tradition since 1988. Each year, on the last Saturday of October, students transform their residence halls into fun and spooky destinations for public tours. The community is invited to visit the halls and experience all of the hard work that the students have put into the event. Student tour guides from the halls lead the groups through different tour routes. There are both fun (for younger children) and scary (for those who are not faint of heart) tour routes to provide fun times for everyone. The halls are decorated to fit into these categories, so those that do the fun routes tend to have funny and colorful decorations. The houses that choose to do the scary category tend to be more intense, with dark lighting, loud sounds, and plenty of dramatic acting. At the end of it all, Inter Residence Hall Counsel (IRHC) members judge which hall has the best decorations and the hall that wins gets a great prize! Safehouse is an awesome event that connects campus to the community and really gets everyone into the Halloween spirit!

As always, I’d love to hear questions, comments, or concerns! Please feel free to post a comment or email directly at tggendro@mtu.edu.

Until next week,
Travis