What does Halloween look like at one of the most haunted colleges in America? From trick-or-treating to haunted nature hikes, Kenyon offers Halloween festivities on every corner of campus. With the holiday fast approaching, here are six spine-tingling celebrations on the Hill that are sure to get you in the spooky spirit:
Haunted Hike at the Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC): If you signed up for a slot for the BFEC’s haunted hike through the pine grove on Friday evening, get ready for some serious scares, courtesy of your fellow Kenyonites. Help yourself to some s’mores to soothe your nerves before venturing into the haunted grove.
Trick-or-Treat on Middle Path: Who says college students are too old for trick-or-treating? Join the offices of Alumni and Parent Engagement and Campus Events on Middle Path at 4 p.m. on Halloween for candy and conversation with more than 20 Kenyon offices and departments. No costume required!
Persimmons Halloween Reading: Join Persimmons Literary Magazine on Oct. 29 in Ascension Hall to read aloud or listen to some hair-raising tales. “Bewitching treats” will also be provided, according to Persimmons.
Trick-or-Treat with KenyonFit: Work up a sweat to Halloween-themed music in the Lowry Center room 221 before taking home candy, masks and other treats from Oct. 25 to 31.
Epsilon Delta Mu’s Halloween Dog Parade: Dogs can’t eat chocolate, but they can still take part in the holiday fun at Epsilon Delta Mu’s fourth dog parade at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Dress your pup up in their cutest costume (don’t forget to register in advance) or gather on Middle Path to greet the canine contestants and see the crowning of this year’s “Best Dressed” dog. President Kornfeld’s own dog, a miniature poodle named Milo, will be a participant, Kornfeld told the Collegian.
Trick-or-Trivia and a Movie at Chalmers Library: Try your hand at spooky Kenyon trivia at 5 p.m. on Halloween in Chalmers Library room 300. Prizes include a Kenyon tumbler and journal, according to an email from Campus Engagement Librarian Janell Verdream. A screening of “The Little Shop of Horrors” will follow the trivia event.