Next week’s issue of the Advocate will be filled with spooky Halloween articles and anecdotes. However, since Halloween is such a fun holiday, especially on Auraria Campus, here is a little pre-festivities bonus.

Since CU Denver is a university—a prestigious one at that—there  are no specific  written rules regarding Halloween costumes.  It is understood that students who decided to dress in costume on the 31st of October will have the common sense to dress in a school-appropriate costume.

That being said, what is school-appropriate might vary depending on the faculty and professors. “If the costume would be disruptive to the class or the educational mission of the institution, it would be a violation,” Associate Director of the Office of Student Life, Ed Garton said. “Also, it is important to note that ‘fake’ weapons are not allowed on campus.”

There are endless amounts of fun and respectful costumes to wear to school on Halloween. These costumes have the chance to pay off with prizes at the 2013 Halloween Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the best department or ensemble decorations and the cutest, scariest, and most creative costumes.

The contests will take place at Lawrence Street Center’s 2nd floor terrace room. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and judging will start at 10:30 a.m. The event will be complete with light snacks and refreshments.

Halloween is an excellent opportunity for students to show off their creativity and individuality. As long as costumes are weapons free and unoffensive, it will be a great day for people watching on Auraria Campus.

Be sure to check out next week’s issue of the Advocate for more halloween goodies.