University of Rochester’s Scare Fair
Over the last 80 years, the Rush Rhees Library has inspired many a campus ghost story, with its dark, imposing stacks of literature hidden in endless passageways. Each year UR librarians transform the Rhees into a haunt for only the tweediest of book lovers. This year’s theme: “The Haunted Forest.”
Zombie walk at Bucknell University
This Halloween, residents of Lewisburg, Pa., will be confronted with hordes of zombies stumbling down Market Street, with police protection! Courtesy of Bucknell’s Interfraternity Council, the zombies will gather on campus, then moan their way through town to a screening of the 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead.”
Zombie drills at Ohio Wesleyan University
Partnering with their local Office of Homeland Security, OWU is making a hazardous materials spill demo a little more interesting by simulating a zombie apocalypse. Today, authorities are hoping up to 350 locals will dress and act like zombies in order to practice emergency procedures. “If people are prepared for a zombie apocalypse, they will be prepared for more likely disasters such as floods or blizzards,” reasoned the Delaware County Emergency Management Agency in a statement.
Case Western Reserve University’s pumpkin toss
In what has become an annual tradition, CWRU’s physics department honors Galileo by dropping pumpkins of varying weights from the top of the physics building and howling with glee as they splat below. Onlookers are served cider and pumpkin pie.