The party may or may not be over, depending on whether you ask the university or Isla Vistans, but the university has scheduled sober alternatives to an alcohol-saturated Halloween.
Several on-campus Halloween activities will provide a wide range of choices for those looking for something to do sans alcohol. Some of the events being held are annual, such as the showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” while others are unique to this year.
“The Monster Mash” will be held on the San Miguel/San Nicolas lawn on Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight. The event will include contests like bobbing for apples, doughnut eating and gummy worm searches. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Events sponsored by other residence halls acknowledge that many students will drink Halloween night and aim to help students by preparing their stomachs for the evening. A party sponsored by the Residence Halls Association, to be held in Los Robles Quad at Manzanita Village on Friday, will offer food to students in hopes of keeping their stomachs full in the event that they consume alcohol later in the evening, Los Robles Quad President and freshman business and economics major Jeff Youngman said.
Youngman said the party Friday night will be held in Los Robles courtyard at 9:30. The event will feature a costume contest with prizes including gift certificates to Costco and local movie theaters.
Youngman said they are trying to limit the program to UCSB students, but recognize that some non-UCSB students might attend.
“It’s not like we’ll have a bouncer or anything,” Youngman said.
The Office of Student Life will sponsor a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in I.V. Theater Friday and Saturday at midnight. Admission will be $3.
OSL Activites Adviser Richard Jenkins, said the event generally draws a total of 400 or more students to the theater for both screenings. Jenkins said he hoped Halloween’s falling on a Friday would draw a larger crowd this year.