This weekend the University of Minnesota campus is going to be full of zombies, witches, Ninja Turtles, bumblebees, and more! Why? Because it's Halloween of course! Students are putting on their costumes and getting ready for a spooky, fun-filled weekend.
Last night, the first-annual Humans vs. Zombies: U of M Twin Cities began. Over 200 people are participating in this huge game of tag that goes all weekend and ends on Sunday night. The event is held by one of our official student groups, Minnesota Association for Zombie Enthusiasts. One team dresses like zombies and the other team dresses in normal clothing. Team members are armed with Nerf guns and try and hit as many opponents as possible. I'm rooting for the humans!
Another event happening on campus this Halloween weekend is the first Harry Potter Halloween Quidditch Tournament. Teams from all over the Big Ten conference will be here to battle the Golden Gophers. The tournament will feature a Harry Potter bake sale, prizes, a raffle, and the chance to watch teams compete to be the first fall champions. I'm a Harry Potter fan, so I just might have to check this out.
Saturday night, I will be wearing my Minnie Mouse costume to the home football game against Ohio State. Students are encouraged to wear costumes and before the game, food and entertainment will be provided. Last year, fans were given Goldy Gopher masks to wear during the game!
I can't wait for Halloween weekend to begin!