The Student Activities Board at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be hosting a Halloween-themed Movie Madness. UL Lafayette students can attend for free with the presentation of their Cajun Card. 

The Halloween movie that will be shown is “A Quiet Place.” The event will be on Oct. 26 from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. on the porch of the Student Union. Students can get free snacks and a Movie Madness keychain when they present their Cajun Card.

Talik Johnson, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in math and chemistry, is part of the University Program Center, specifically working with the Student Activities Board. 

Johnson explains that the Student Activities Board puts on movie events, late night bowling events, free bowling, go-karts, bumper cars and more throughout the year. These activities are put on to provide entertainment for the UL Lafayette student body and to help them get involved on campus.

Johnson also encouraged students to get involved on campus not only by attending events, but by joining the UPC.

“If you’re looking to get involved and plan events for the students here and see your ideas come to life, this is the place to make it happen,” Johnson said.

Johnson shared that the UPC will have applications open at the beginning of November. Students can complete an application and then get interviewed. After this, students can choose which board they would like to be involved with on campus, such as the Student Activities Board.

The UPC’s Halloween-themed Movie Madness is a great event for UL Lafayette students to get in the Halloween spirit and be involved on campus. 

Some UL Lafayette students shared their love for celebrating Halloween.

Ashtyn Raxsdale, a junior communicative disorders major, shared that she enjoys watching movies during the Halloween season. 

“My favorite part of Halloween is watching my favorite movies with friends. I usually will do a ‘Harry Potter’ marathon. I also love to go outside more and enjoy the cool weather, and eat lots of gumbo. I also enjoy going to costume parties with friends!,” said Raxsdale.

Kaylee Boldt, a sophomore majoring in criminal justice, shared why she loves Halloween. 

“For me, Halloween is more than just costumes and candy. It’s a nice blend of nostalgia, creativity, and the joy of embracing my fun side! It’s a time when we all celebrate and have fun, leaving me with cherished memories and great stories,” Boldt shared.

Reagan Richey, a sophomore nursing major, shared why Halloween is her favorite holiday. 

“Halloween is my favorite holiday by far. I love decorating my room with fun decorations. I also love the fall weather. My birthday is around Halloween too, so it’s always a fun time of year for me,” Richey said.

In addition to Movie Madness, students can also attend Halloween events in Lafayette. A free event with many activities is Autumn in the Oaks at Moncus Park. This event will be on Oct. 28 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Some activities offered include Halloween putt-putt, a ring toss, pumpkin bowling and an obstacle course. There will be a gumbo fundraiser that will raise funds for Moncus park as well as several food trucks. Also, a donation drive will benefit Love Our Schools. People can donate items such as deodorant, toothbrushes, socks, and backpacks to help local students.