Halloween is approaching, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette organizations, along with local entities, are hosting a number of events for students and the general public to participate in. 

Some student organizations are hosting on-campus events for those who live on campus to get involved with some Halloween activities conveniently. 

Infinity Dance Group will be having their “Dance Night” on Oct. 31 in McLaurin Hall, where students can come out and learn a dance with UL Lafayette’s hip-hop dance team. The admission fee is $5.

According to Delilah Warren, co-president of Infinity Dance Group, this will be the team’s first ever “themed” dance night, and they intend to use a Halloween themed song for the dance lesson. 

“We are doing this to offer something fun for students to do on campus for Halloween night. Other students always come up to us and say we wish we could dance like y’all, so this is a perfect chance for them to learn one of our dances!” Guy Harris, Jr., co-president of Infinity Dance Group, wrote in a statement to The Vermilion. 

The UL Lafayette Advanced Student Research team will be having a Halloween costume contest and movie session on Halloween Day in the Edith Garland Dupré Library, Room 102 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

According to their Instagram, they ask for no offensive costumes. 

Some student organizations will be having events off-campus for safe engagements with the community. 

Black Women Leadership Association (BWLA) plans to have “Trunk or Treat” at Destiny of Faith Church on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“Last year, it was held at Cajun Field, but in order to really get out into the Lafayette community, we decided to get in touch with a local church,” Jasmine Broussard, BWLA’s community service co-chair, wrote in a statement to The Vermilion. 

The organization wanted to have a comfortable and secure place for people to come enjoy the festivities without the potential dangers that might put youth at risk. 

“Halloween is all fun with candy, but nowadays, it’s hard to deem what neighborhoods are safe and who has good intentions with the treats they are giving,” Kyla McClendon wrote in a statement to The Vermilion. 

Along with these events from UL Lafayette organizations, Lafayette also has some local events lined up in the community for students. 

Fright Trail, a wooded 20-acre area located in Scott, Louisiana has various haunted aspects and creatures that many college students could enjoy. The attraction is open until Oct. 31. 

Rock’n’Bowl de Lafayette will also be hosting a country Halloween bash with Clay Cormier & the Highway Boys and guest star Jaryd Lane. The event will take place on Oct. 29 at 9 p.m.

Hideaway on Lee will be hosting a Halloween Bash on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. with guests Gino V. and Medicine. 

My Place Bar & Grill will be hosting a party on Oct. 28 with guests John Melancon and Johnny Chauvin along with another special guest. There will also be a costume contest for attendees. 

Other parties include 3P Ent.’s “Demon Time” Halloween party held at Club Reel on Oct. 29 starting at 9 p.m.

Stay safe this season and enjoy the festivities; Happy Halloween!