MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech’s popular community Halloween event will bring theatrical haunted houses, costume contests, trick or treating and more to campus from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.
Known as Treat or Treat, the free event takes place on the Residence Hall Quad along Country Club Road (just south of the tennis courts) and at the nearby Panther Plaza, in front of the Denius Student Center. Here’s a campus map of the key areas.
Starting at 2 p.m. on the Quad, five residence halls that have been converted into themed haunted houses will open to guests. Each offers a different level of scares:
- Shaw Hall: Pete and his MARVELous Friends, scare level 0
- Wood Hall: The Dream House, scare level 1
- Evans Hall: Super Mansion, scare level 2
- Campbell Hall: Panther’s Abandoned Circus, scare level 3
- Grissom Hall: In-Sanitarium, scare level 4
Other activities include a trick or treating area (starting at 2 p.m.), costume contests, inflatables, games and a crafting center.
Treat or Treat is hosted by Florida Tech Student Life and Residence Life. Nearly 60 student resident assistants are involved. They are joined by over 100 student volunteers from Florida Tech Greek life, Student Government, athletics, ROTC and various on-campus clubs and organizations.
Last year’s Treat or Treat drew roughly 2,450 people.
Before arriving, adult guests are asked to fill out a brief electronic community member waiver for any minors in their party. Additionally, Treat or Treat requires a simple-to-use haunted house pass system that will keep wait times to no more than 20 minutes while allowing guests to pick times for their visits to each house.
Passes can also be acquired at Treat or Treat, but attendees are encouraged to utilize the electronic system ahead of their visit.