Hello everyone! My name is Amanda Ray Guerin, and I am one of your Admissions Representatives! This is my first blog post and is also in honor of my favorite holiday: HALLOWEEN.
My family and friends will be the first to tell you that I get way too excited when it’s Halloween time. Not sure if it is from my love of all things fall or an obsession with candy. When you celebrate Halloween in college, the entire university joins in on the fun, with trick-or-treating between the academic departments, students and professors dressed up in costumes (take a look at the photo below from my undergrad Theater class – I’m the one on the left), and pumpkin carving.
For those of you applying to Mason (don’t forget the Early Action deadline is TOMORROW, November 1st!), I wanted to give you a little insight to what events we have going on for our students as we celebrate Halloween.
Wednesday Oct. 30th
- Better than the Truth: How Murder Cases go Wrong – Hosted by the Criminology, Law and Society program, Mark Olshaker discusses how murder cases can go wrong and how innocent people can be convicted. http://today.gmu.edu/64097
- Spooky Stories: A Pre-Halloween Storytelling Event – Hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this is a fun evening of spooky stories! http://today.gmu.edu/64164
Thursday Oct. 31st
- Once Upon a Scream – Hosted by the Office of Housing and Residential Life, this event lets you explore the creepy carnival, haunted scare zones, and so much. more http://today.gmu.edu/64073
- JC Cinema OSI Film: Shaun of the Dead – Held in our beloved campus movie theater, this movie is free for students, with unlimited popcorn! http://today.gmu.edu/64189
Pumpkin Picking at University Mall
And you’re looking for some off campus fun close by…
- Check out the pumpkin patch across the street at University Mall!
- Field of Fear at Cox Farms has the scariest corn maze around: http://fieldsoffear.coxfarms.com
- Want some candy apples? Go apple picking at one of Virginia’s amazing orchards: http://www.virginia.org/Fall/Apples
Now get to work on those Jack-O-Lanterns, and don’t forget, 50% off candy tomorrow! If you want to see daily events going on at Mason check out: http://today.gmu.edu.
Amanda Ray Guerin