Upcoming events

An overview of what to attend in October

Now that spooky season is upon us, here are some events to look forward to this month.

Homecoming barbeque and pep fest

As North Dakota State University prepares for its Homecoming Football game on Saturday, Oct. 12, it is starting off homecoming week with a pep fest and barbeque. Starting between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Oct. 7, NDSU will be providing free food on Administrative Ave. just west of the Memorial Union. Guests will not only be able to enjoy free food, but they will also have the chance to listen to community and campus leaders who are still to be announced.

State of the University Address

On Oct. 11 at 10:00 a.m., NDSU’s President, Dean L. Bresciani, will be giving his 10th annual State of the University Address. It will be presented at the Festival Concert Hall which can fit up to 1,000 guests. The festival hall is located in the southwest corner of NDSU’s campus at the intersection of 12th Avenue North and Bolley Drive. In past years, President Bresciani has thanked the staff and students for continuing to strive for excellence as well as higher education.

Homecoming parade and carnival

The NDSU homecoming parade will return to the NDSU campus this year as opposed to running through down-town Fargo in the past. The parade will start at the Fargodome (on University Drive) and then turn west onto 12th Avenue. There will be floats from popular business and community organizations as well as political official candidates. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m.

Following the parade, there will be the Homecoming Carnival which is to be held on Churchill Field at the corner of Centennial Boulevard. and North University Drive. There are expected to be games and activities including inflatable bounce houses. The carnival will begin at 6:00 in the evening and run until around 8:00 p.m.

Halloween bash and haunted house

On Oct. 18, the Campus Live Committee will be throwing a Halloween bash on the lower level of Memorial Union. The event will start at 9:30 p.m. and run to 1:00 am. Guests who attend to celebrate the Halloween festivities will be met with dancing, a costume contest and other fun activities.

In the week following the Halloween Bash, there will be a haunted house, which is sponsored by the Special Events Committee. The haunted house will be held on October 24, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Great Plains Ballroom of the Memorial Union. This free event is one of the largest haunted attractions that is being brought to campus.

On-campus movies

All movies are shown in the Memorial Union Century Theater and are sponsored by the Campus Live Committee (unless otherwise specified). The showing times for Wednesdays are at 7:00 p.m. (with Closed Captioning) while Friday and Saturday showings run at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The movies that will be showing this month are: Moonlight; (rated R) on Oct. 2, 4 and 5. The Secret Life of Pets 2; (rated PG) on Oct. 9, 11 and 12. Men in Black: International; (rated PG-13) on Oct. 16, 18 and 19. Booksmart; (rated R) on Oct. 23, 25 and 26. Annabelle Comes Home; (rated R) on Oct. 30 as well as Nov. 1 and 2.

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