TWU cancels Boo at the U due to COVID-19

Sept. 29, 2020 — DENTON — Like many things in 2020, TWU’s traditional Boo at the U celebration has been canceled this year. The well-attended TWU and Denton-community event will be replaced by Pioneer Fright Week, featuring a series of events scattered throughout the week for students, employees and alumni. 

According to David Sweeten, director of the Student Union, the decision to cancel Boo at the U was a difficult one. “It’s one of the great event traditions here at TWU, and it always draws a large crowd. However, due to the high number of volunteers required to run the event, we felt the best option this year was to provide alternative types of programs.”

In keeping with social distancing guidelines, Pioneer Fright Week events will encourage safe interactions for TWU students. The events will NOT be open to the greater Denton community this year. Events during the week leading up to Halloween will include the following:

Market Bingo: Spooky Edition
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Student Union at Hubbard Hall, Southwest Ballroom

Carve & Crave
Friday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
Parliament Village, Courtyard

Treats & Cider
Monday, Oct. 26, beginning at 11 a.m.
Student Union at Hubbard Hall, Lawn

Capture U @ the SU: Haunted Mansion Photo Booth
Available 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26 until 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30
Student Union at Hubbard Hall, Performance Center

Blacklight Climb at the Rock Wall
Monday, Oct. 26 through Thursday, Oct. 29 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Climb in the glow of blacklights at the Fit & Rec climbing wall during the week of Halloween! 

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Monday, Oct. 26 through Thursday, Oct. 29
Instagram @twuoffcampus and @twusenate

How2Life: Special Effects Makeup Demo
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m.
Student Union at Hubbard Hall, Southeast Ballroom

Online Halloween Costume Contest
Submissions accepted Oct 28-Nov. 2 (until noon) at Winners will be announced by Nov. 3rd.
TWU students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible, and pets, family and/or roommates are also welcome to join the fun.
(Sponsored by the Student Union, ASSET and Advancement)

Ghosting in the Job Search
Thursday, Oct. 29, 12:30-12:50 p.m.
Learn why ghosting shouldn't happen in the job search.

24-hour Movie Night: Halloween Edition
Begins Friday, Oct. 30 at noon to Saturday, Oct. 31
Parliament MultiPurpose Room
(Sponsored by RHA)

Additional events may be added. Check the TWU Calendar for updates and options. 



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