Catch the Halloween Spirit at TWU’s Boo at the U

Sept. 22, 2023 — DENTON — Catch the Halloween spirit as “Boo at the U,” the popular, annual fall festival, returns to the TWU Denton campus, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive, on Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m. 

Admission is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to donate items to support the TWU Food Pantry. 

According to Mara Jackson, associate director of student union programming, Boo at the U will be bigger and better than ever. “It’s one of the great traditions here at TWU, and it always draws a large crowd. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has a spook-takular experience.”

Event organizers expect approximately 3,000 children and community members to attend.

In addition to treats and eats, inflatables, music and candy, candy, candy, this year’s event will feature a haunted maze and mini pumpkin decorating contest. There will also be plenty of opportunities for photo opps—like a candy princess stilt walker and life-size Barbie boxes—as well as free activities, including balloon artists and a costume contest. 

Costume contest categories include: TWU students, TWU employees, kids 13+ and kids 13 and under. 

Items will also be available for purchase, including a Build-A-Boo Buddy for $8 (credit card only) while supplies last, and food from Ms. Piggy’s Catering, Hera’s Kitchen and Donut NV food trucks.

Parking is available from 4-8:30 p.m. Guests may park in any lot. However, everyone should avoid parking in reserved parking spaces, which are subject to tickets and/or towing. 

Boo at the U will be held completely outdoors at the Hubbard Hall Lawn and TWU Gardens. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for the same time on Thursday, Oct. 26. 

For additional information, call 940-898-3641.

Boo at the U Flyer


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