Multiple University events planned to celebrate Halloween throughout the week

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 3:36pm

Though most students at the University of Michigan are long past their trick-or-treating days, the Halloween spirit still lives on — Halloween and its festivities now come begin a week before the actual holiday, with various events on campus getting students in the holiday mood.

This week at the University, there are several events slated to celebrate the holiday, such as the North Campus Haunted Bell Tower, a Spookappella concert, Halloween at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and a haunted house hosted by Triangle Fraternity and Phi Sigma Rho sorority. 

Triangle and Phi Sigma Rho will host their haunted house Tuesday to Thursday, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The Triangle haunted house will cost $5 at the door, but tickets are on pre-sale for $3, with donations going to Habitat for Humanity and STEMpowered Detroit.

Closer to Halloween, (g)imble and Maize Mirchi will host what they call the spookiest A Cappella event of the year. The event will be Friday night at the Modern Languages Building. The groups will don their favorite costumes, sing festive Halloween tunes and introduce each group’s new members. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.

Then, on Saturday, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market will host “Halloween at the Market.” Guests can dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating and play themed games. At the event, Beyond the Diag will be offering free donuts and cider from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

To cap off a weekend full of Halloween festivities, the Haunted Bell Tower on North Campus, which will be decorated for Halloween, will take place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 and students will be able to enter the Bell Tower at no cost.

Whether you attend all these events, wear a costume all week long or just eat some candy, there’s plenty of Halloween spirit to go around this week.