Halloween on the Green
Posted on Oct 23, 2012 in News
On October 25, 2012 from 7:00-10:00 p.m., put on your best Halloween costume and come out to the campus green to celebrate Halloween on the Green, a festival hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) filled with inflatables, food, characters, a dance tent, games, a costume contest, and more.
The suggested entry fee is a canned good that will be donated to a local food bank.
“We thought it would be a good idea to give back to our community, especially during the holiday season. You would be surprised by how many families we can help by collecting a few hundred canned goods,” said Adrian Jones, USGA President. “I encourage students to bring a canned good to this event to help a family in need.”
Student organizations and Greek life are co-sponsoring or sponsoring booths to showcase their creativity and interact with students.
“They [student organizations and Greek life] have volunteered to provide manpower and funding for many of the booths we are excited to offer! Everyone on USGA is ready to volunteer for the event and excited to help make it a success,” said Rachel Davidson, USGA Services Chair.
Several booths to be present at the festival include Skee Ball, a Mad Science Laboratory, a Cupcake Walk with Alpha Gamma Delta, and Delta Sigma “Pie” in the Face.
“We are so excited to set up a Cupcake Walk for Halloween on the Green! We will be taking donations for our philanthropy while we give out free cupcakes to winners. This event is a great opportunity to work with other organizations and promote our own cause,” said Julia Meyer, Alpha Gamma Delta Philanthropy Coordinator.
The purpose of the student organization booths is to provide an interactive experience for students and employees, while also allowing organizations to support and promote their cause.
“This event is perfect for our organization because it falls during National Chemistry Week. We will be setting up Mad Scientist demos. We plan to make liquid nitrogen frozen marshmallows, light bubbles filled with methane on fire, and do lots of other fun experiments,” said Michael Longmire, President of Student Affiliates American Chemical Society (SAACS).
Upon entering the dance tent, there will be a haunted tunnel designed by USGA members. Zombies, clowns, mad scientists, and other characters will be roaming around the festival throughout the night.
If you’re not intrigued by the “ghouls and goblins” atmosphere, there will be basketball, bean bag tosses, ring tosses, a super slide, and football tosses among other games and activities.
“We want this to be an event that the student body can recognize as the largest ever hosted by a student organization. It is my hope that it will unite students, faculty, and staff together in celebration of this holiday,” said Caleb Jones, USGA Deputy Chief of Staff of Student Services.
If there is a high attendance and students provide positive feedback on the event, USGA aspires to host Halloween on the Green in years to come.
“This year, I hope that students get excited about all the food and activities offered. I hope that this event is one that will be a new tradition for USGA and UAB. I want for the organizations sponsored by USGA to look forward to being involved with the event in the upcoming years,” said Davidson.