Dance if you dare: Fall dance returns with spooky theme

Enjoy free snacks, photo booths and more

By Madison McManus | October 2, 2018 9:44pm

Campus Program Board announced the fall dance theme by spelling out "Fright Night" on pumpkins outside of Franz Hall, accompanied by a smoke machine and spooky music. 

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It’s officially spooky season and CPB is going all out for this year’s fall dance, Fright Night. The dance will feature a photo booth, haunting decorations, festive food, games and music by crowd favorite, DJ Clint Kuper. For students 21 and older, there will be a bar with a signature drink, a mix of Fireball whiskey and cider. 

Graphic created by Madison McManus.

The dance will take place this Friday at the Left Bank Annex. Tickets have sold out as of Wednesday afternoon and will no longer be available for purchase at Espresso UP.

After a series of mysterious clues posted to their Instagram, CPB officially announced this year’s theme by spelling “Fright Night” on pumpkins outside of Franz. Junior organizational communication major Jillian Giorgio and senior organizational communication and Spanish major Monica Perez, the CPB fall dance coordinators, said they are aiming for a haunted house-esque vibes with the decoration.   

“We really just want everyone to come and have a good safe time and enjoy the theme,” Giorgio said. “It's a unique theme and to be able to dress in your Halloween costume and kinda celebrate it early, we’re really excited about.”

Students will receive free transportation to and from the event, with the first bus departing at 8:30 p.m. near the Lund Family Hall courtyard next to Public Safety. In previous years, buses left from Buckley Center, but the departure location has been moved due to construction on Dundon-Berchtold Hall.  

There will be several security measures in place to ensure the safety of all members in attendance. All students will be screened by Public Safety before boarding the bus. Students who take alternate transportation to the venue such as Uber or Lyft will also be screened before entry. Bags larger than 12”x 12”x 6” are not permitted. 

P-Safe officers will be present at the dance as well as Coast to Coast, an external security organization. Hall staff, including RAs and hall directors, will be also available in the dorms to assist students in case of emergency. 

For students looking to avoid the rush (and get first pick of some tasty snacks at the Annex), Perez and Giorgio suggest that students arrive to the buses early. The busiest bus hours are typically between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.  

The last bus will leave campus at 12:30 a.m. Return buses will continue to drive to and from the dance throughout the night, and the final bus will depart Left Bank Annex at 1:30 a.m. 

Madison McManus is a reporter at The Beacon. She can be reached at