6 Halloween Celebrations at MSIs

by Aisha Bowen

Costumes, candy, and scary chills are three major components of this widely celebrated holiday—Halloween! Universities across the nation host fun celebrations with faculty, students, staff, and community members to celebrate this holiday. Today’s Monday Morning MSI Line Up highlights 6 special Halloween celebrations at minority serving institutions.

1) California State University, Northridge (AANAPISI/HSI)Northridge, CA

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The Michael D. Eisner College of Education celebrated Halloween in their own special was with “Super Hero Halloween Celebration and Potluck”. The celebration includes a super hero costume competition and encourages all departments to participate in the potluck. Learn more about the celebration here.

2) University of AlaskaFairbanks (AANH) Fairbanks, AK

UA Fairbanks--Halloween

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, The University of Alaska at Fairbanks is hosting “Halloween at the Museum” at a local museum. In the spirit of Halloween, the museum’s research lab will showcase some of their most-prized bats, birds, and bugs. Although the event is free of cost, the celebration committee is asking participants to donate canned goods for the local community food bank. In the Fairbanks area and interested in attending? Visit their website for more information.

3) Grambling State University (HBCU)Grambling, LA

Grambling Halloween

The Grambling State University Men’s baseball team is putting a unique twist on Halloween celebrations as they host a “Halloween Baseball Costume Game” on October 31, 2017. All proceeds will go to United Way. Learn more about this philanthropic game here.

4) Texas Woman’s University (HSI)Denton, TX


Texas Woman’s University’s Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University (ASSET) is hosting a “Staff Halloween Costume Contest” for all TWU staff on October 27th. This day also happen to be National Pets at Work Day, so participants are highly encouraged to dress up their furry friends and bring them into the office. Learn more about this fun event here.

5) Carl Albert State College (NASNTI)Poteau, OK

Carl Albert State Halloween

On October 31, 2017, Carl Albert State College is hosting “Trunk or Treat” for the University and surrounding community members. This family friendly event allows children to walk around the main campus Dunlap Oval and trick-or-treat. Learn more about the “Trunk-or-Treat” event here.

6) Georgia State University (PBI)Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University Civic Engagement

Georgia State University’s Office of Civic Engagement is hosting a family friendly “Trick-or-Treat Fest”. The fest provides children with the following activities: trick-or-treating , face painting, story telling, a Halloween themed movie and a haunted house. Learn more about other fun activities at the fest offered here.

Know of other fun Halloween-inspired celebrations? We want to know! Share them in the comments below.

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