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October 19, 2018– Get in the spooky spirit at NKU, as Northern Kentucky University hosts Halloween-themed events throughout the month of October. 

· Norse-O-Ween | Thursday, October 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Callahan Hall 

NKU Housing welcomes families to Norse-O-Ween, a free event for children to trick-or-treat safely on NKU’s campus. This year’s “Magical Creatures” theme gathers all mystical creatures like mermaids, hippogriffs, unicorns, gnomes, fairies, aliens and even yetis for a Magical Creature Conference. In addition to trick-or-treating, kids can enjoy enchanted activities and a candy trail. For more information, contact Elizabeth Dansberry with NKU Housing.


· Gold Anniversary on the Silver Screen: Horror Films | October 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Griffin Hall Digitorium

As part of NKU’s 50th anniversary film festival, take a deeper look into classic horror movies “Night of the Living Dead” and “Rosemary’s Baby.” Each free screening will begin with a presentation from faculty on production history and the film’s cultural relevancy through recent decades. For more information on the film series, visit here.

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· The Cabin Spooktacular | October 26 at 7 p.m.| Gosney Cabin

Grab some s’mores and hear local ghost stories at The Cabin Spooktacular. NKU’s Gosney Cabin has been decked out for Halloween. Dress up in costume and stop by the bonfire to hear spooky stories from Phi Alpha Theta and Masters in Public History students. Visit the MAPH Facebook page for more details.


· Dying with the Stars | October 19-20 and 26-27 | 7:30 p.m. | Haile Planetarium

Throughout history, people have been fascinated with stars to the point they are included on tombs. Visit NKU’s Haile Planetarium for a Halloween 2018 show that explores Astronomical Tombs in Heaven and Earth. Narration will be provided by SOTA theatre students. Admission is $5. Click here for more information.


NKU also dug up some ghost stories and urban legends swirling around campus to separate fact from fiction. Discover the real story about Tilly the ghost, the Phantom of the Fine Arts Center and other NKU myths by reading our NKU Magazine story.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit