A Scary Event – The Oracle
The Residential Housing Association (RHA) Haunted Hallway is sure to be a hit, as there are plenty of activities and hangouts planned for this fun and spooky evening.
The chill in the air, changing leaves and skeletons hanging from dormitory windows can only mean one thing – Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time to be scared, and RHA knows exactly how to do it. Much to the delight of many students, the beloved Haunted Hallway event is back this year after a hiatus last year due to COVID-19. The Residential Housing Association is planning the event, and this year there is something to be excited about.
Haunted Hallway, located in Manor Hall, offers plenty of activities. There are usually tables with different organizations on campus, a photo booth, prizes, fun costumes, and of course, spooky rooms.
Jessie Luévano, RHA Co-Chair, is excited about this year’s Haunted Hallway event.
“There will be prizes, scary things and a photo booth to take photos with your friends and your Halloween costumes,” Luévano said. “In the basement of the mansion we have a bunch of spooky rooms and a guide that takes you through each one.”
Different organizations and residential program committees have set up these spooky rooms, and they all have a different theme.
Regarding COVID-19 security, Luévano is confident in the security of the event.
“We’re trying to make the tours a bit smaller than they’ve been in recent years, just for social distancing,” Luévano said. “We are confident that we can take people away to separate tables and the attractions are in separate rooms.”
As with all other events at Hamline, a mask is also required.
RHA is involved in many ways on campus, not just the Haunted Hallway event.
“Late Night Study Breakfast (LNSB) is the biggest event of spring and fall. We organize philanthropic events and last year we made improvements to the dorms, ”said Luévano. “Each residence has its own residential programming committee and organizes an event every month.”
Ensuring that students’ voices and ideas are heard is a top priority for Luévano and RHA as a whole.
To check out Haunted Hallway and all the other RHA events, check out their Instagram @hamlinerha. The Haunted Hallway will take place on Wednesday, October 27 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Manor. Come dressed in your Halloween costume!