October 2, 2023

Frights and fun mark October on campus

Five things to do

Homecoming Week, one of many exciting happenings around campus this month, takes place from 23rd – 28th.

Homecoming Week, one of many exciting happenings around campus this month, is Oct. 23-28.

Fall is officially upon us, and from fright-filled movies to outdoor adventures, we’ve got you covered with all the best things to do this month to get you in the seasonal spirit.

Husker Dogfest

Oct. 7th | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, University Plaza

Dogfest. Need we say more? The Canine Cognition and Human Interaction Lab in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior at Nebraska is hosting this get together for furry friends on campus. Bring your family, friends and well-behaved (and leashed) dogs for activities, canine demonstrations and treats for all.

Homecoming Week

Oct. 23-28

An electric week of celebrations, music, multicultural events and so much more, Homecoming Week is one of the most exciting weeks of the year on campus. Culminating on Friday, Oct. 27th with Cornstock and the Homecoming Parade and the following day with the Homecoming Football Game, visit homecoming.unl.edu for a full schedule of all the Homecoming Week events.

Little Monster Mash

Oct. 31 | 5:30-7:30pm, Nebraska Union Ballroom

An event where students and children of all ages are welcome for a night of trick-or-treating and fun Halloween activities! Paint pumpkin shaped stress balls, decorate cookies and leave with Halloween-themed goodies (and sweets). Free for UNL students, faculty, and staff with children.

Ross Fright Fest

The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and Friends of The Ross present the first annual “Ross Fright Fest,” celebrating the Halloween season with 14 classic, campy, thrilling, surreal and unsettling horror films. Fright Fest films will show on Fridays and Sundays in October, with an extra double feature on Halloween. Tickets are only $5 per screening.

One last hurrah outdoors

Pumpkin patches, apple orchards and warm drinks — there are too many traditions and customs to name that we all love. Partake in any of them — once the weather starts to cool. Check out this Medium blog for a list of October adventures.