On Oct. 27, Case Western Reserve University will be hosting Halloween at Home on Mather Quad from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students will be able to enjoy free food, live performances, and fall festivities.
During the day, there will also be activities organized by student groups, including s’mores, sampling foods from local vendors, carving pumpkins, live music, and student performance groups.
DJ Paul “Deeb” Farah will be at the event and entertaining the crowds throughout the day. Warner Music Group and TheStone.com will also have a booth at the event. They will have giveaways for various hip-hop artists as well as holding a contest in which the winner will receive a signed poster from Brother Ali.
Some of the local vendors that will be donating free food for this event are Jimmy John’s, Panera Bread, Constantino’s Market, Dave’s Cosmic Subs, Indian Flame Restaurant, Sweetie Fry, Rascal House Pizza, Pizza Bogo, Falafel Café, Bon Appétit, Mi Pueblo, Jolly Scholar, Frum’s Amazing Wok, Chipotle, and Buffalo Wild Wings.
There will also be a costume contest for students who participate. The rules for the contest are that each student must take a picture with his or her COC officers during the event. Students are given until midnight to post it to the Halloween at Home Facebook event page. Each class will have its own winner based on who has the most creative and well thought out costume. The judging will be done after the event and will be announced at a later date.
“Because my inner child is still an enthusiastic fan of Halloween, one of my main worries about moving to college was that I was not going to be able to get free candy and food anymore when Halloween came around,” said undergraduate Kenya Coleman Tejero.
“However, after hearing about Halloween at Home, I am really looking forward to it. Thumbs up to Case for spoiling us candy crazy young adults.”
The event began in 2002, when the freshman class held a bonfire at Squire Valleevue Farm. It later included Halloween at the Farm and became one of the most highly attended university events. Every year, this event attracts thousands of faculty members, students, staff, alumni, families, friends and the Cleveland community for a day of fall celebration.
In 2009, the Class Officer Collective brought the event to the CWRU campus and renamed it Halloween at Home. Now, the event remains on campus as it has since then.
Undergraduate Anjana Rao said, “I’m really excited to celebrate Halloween here at Case. It’s a great opportunity for all of us to come together and enjoy this very special holiday.”