Although fall can be difficult to feel in Southern California, Beach Pride Events has plenty of opportunities for you to get into the fall spirit!
First off, grab some friends and enjoy Spookville—a jam-packed, on-campus Halloween extravaganza! You can partake in classic Halloween activities like eyes-closed sensory games, painting pumpkins and mason jars, and enjoying a full-fledged pumpkin patch on campus.
The fun will take place on the USU North Lawn on October 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. At 9 p.m., classic film “Halloweentown” will be shown in the Beach Auditorium. In the lobby, you can grab props and take some photos at a Halloween-themed photobooth. Various departments and residential colleges will be hosting haunted houses and other Halloween festivities also.
“Before you go out for your Halloween festivities, come paint a pumpkin, grab some candy and enjoy Spookville!” exclaimed fourth-year communications studies major and Beach Pride Programs Assistant Latifah Edobor.
As October ends and November begins, another fall favorite hits campus: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! The daytime celebration draws on Mexican and Indigenous traditions that celebrate the lives of loved ones that have passed. The event will include ceramic skull crafts, activities and free food.
“We celebrate ‘Dia de los Muertos’ to honor the spirits of loved ones,” said fifth-year accounting major and Beach Pride Program Assistant Brandon Ayala. “This is a chance to experience a special Latino cultural celebration, get some free food and get a feel for how and why it’s celebrated!’
Taking place on November 1 from 12 to 2 p.m. on the Southwest Terrace, the event will include a number of themed activities and Latin music. For more information, visit www.beachpride.com.