Campus plans for Halloween

Halloween week is here, and Eastern is hosting several activities throughout the week for students and the Charleston community.

Several of Eastern’s residence halls and dining centers will be hosting events to celebrate Halloween as the week progresses.

The events begin Wednesday with Carman Hall hosting “Terror on the Eighth Floor,” which is their version of a haunted house.

Quiana Stone, complex director for Carman Hall, is one of the people in charge of the event.

“The idea of having a haunted house was the idea of the Carman Student Council which believed it to be a good idea. Carman Hall South Tower is currently empty and residents of each floor will be given a room on the eighth floor to design for the haunted house,” Stone said.

The haunted house is for children of all ages and students on campus. People will be taken up to the eighth floor via the elevators, and during that time people working the haunted house will use the cameras in elevators to see if children or college students are coming up.

The message will be relayed to people working on the eighth floor and they will determine how scary to make the haunted house.

Other events going on throughout the week include a Trick-or-Treat at Pemberton Hall.

Pemberton will also host activities and crafts for children. That event will be taking place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be two events on Sunday. These events include trick-or-treating at each house in Greek Court.

Greek Court housing complexes are located on the south edge of the Campus off Roosevelt Avenue.

The other event is a trick-or treat at Carman, Taylor, Lincoln and Lawson Halls.

The halls will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. and will also have other activities going on. Parents bringing children are asked to escort their children everywhere.

Mark Hudson, director of Housing and Dining, said he believes these events help Eastern connect with the community

“These events are more aimed at helping Eastern students get into better touch with the community. This has been a long-time tradition on campus dating back to when I was student back in the 70s,” said Hudson.

Hudson also said the dinning centers will be having Halloween-themed food items on their menus throughout the week.

Steven Puschman can be reached 581-7942

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