Halloween Week at Nazareth College

Nazareth students are just like all other college students . . . they love Halloween. So, our
Campus Activities Board (CAB) recently celebrated the holiday with a week of activities on
campus.

Events started on the Wednesday before Halloween. That day, the Forum was set-up for people
to carve and paint pumpkins at a fall-themed Pinterest Night. Many spent their time enjoying
food provided by NABA, another club on campus, while crafting their soon-to-be room
decorations.

A Thursday trip to Regal Henrietta Cinema provided students with the opportunity to see the
new Halloween movie for free.

CAB also hosted a Creepy Carnival the next day. This kicked-off the weekend’s big events.
Favorite attractions included a student psychic, a mechanical pumpkin, and DIY Tarot Cards.

Saturday’s Ghost Tours with CFS and Spectacular Soiree ensured that there would be on-campus
fun all night long! Jamie Fazio, the Catholic Chaplain and Naz history buff, took two groups of
students to the attics of GAC and the library, the fourth floor of Medaille, and the pet cemetery,
just to name a few of the spooky spots!

Photo 2Students got the chance to explore the attic of GAC while taking a ghost tour with
CFS. Before this on-campus adventure, most did not know that some of the newer sisters actually
lived in there. However, many knew that this academic building had previously been the
motherhouse for the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The attic is currently used to store old furniture, as
you can see above.

Tour attendees spent a lot of time exploring the fourth floor of Medaille. Since students have not
lived in this part of the residence hall for quite some time, the look of this part of Nazareth
College – equipped with small bedroom and bathrooms – has been frozen in time. Look, for
example, at the old water fountain below.
Photo 3 (1)The last tour ended just in time to stop by the Halloween party for soft pretzels, pigs-in-a-
blanket, chicken wing dip, punch, cupcakes, and candy. DJ Sadio, a piñata, and a raffle for an
iPad mini ensured everyone had a fun-filled night.

Photo 4Students could eat donuts, drink cider, roast marshmallows, and tell ghost stories at the Bonfire
Bash with ASH on Sunday. Earlier that day, they could also try their luck at one of two escape
rooms appropriate for this time of year. Both the Halloween Room and the Stranger Things
Room were a fun challenge.

Monday’s Shults Trick-or-Treating and Motivation Mummday got students even more excited
for the holiday. At the latter event, students could stop by Shults or GAC for free Halloween
cookies!
Photo 5The next day, the highly anticipated Coco and Cocoa event was well-attended. Before viewing
this Disney film, LASMA provided a powerful overview of Día de Los Muertos. Students also
enjoyed Mexican hot chocolate with marshmallows decorated like candy skulls.

Halloween Week at Nazareth ended with “Ghostry Bingo,” a twist on the Naz classic late-night
event. As always, students seeking grocery items filled the Forum. This time, those who wore
their costumes got an extra bingo board, raising the competitiveness of students seeking fall- and
Halloween-themed foods.

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