By Tory McKinley, Contributing Writer
Every Friday night on Asbury’s campus, all students are given the opportunity to experience life in the dorms. However, two additional open dorm events in the girls’ dorms are quickly approaching that will provide fun and fellowship in a unique way: the Glide-Crawford (GC) open dorm and Kresge Kandyland.
This Superhero-themed GC open dorm will occur on Oct. 22 from 7 to 11 p.m. The festivities will kick off in the courtyard with the showing of Disney’s SkyHigh, as participants kick back dressed in their best superhero costumes and enjoy the complimentary nacho bar.
It will be a great time to build community.
This event will still function as a typical open dorm with the usual visiting of rooms; however, the main difference will be that the focal point of the night will occur in the courtyard.
GC Resident Director (RD) Kaylyn Moran provided some tips on how to make this night enjoyable and rewarding for all who attend.
“It is bring your own seating, so bring a chair or couch, whatever you want,” said Moran. “And at 8:30 there will be an intermission.”
During this time a costume contest will take place. The prize is an iconic picture with Asbury University President Sandra Gray.
“[The picture] will run as an ad in the Collegian [with] Dr. Gray thanking them for protecting Asbury’s campus,” said Moran.
If you are not fortunate enough to win the costume contest at GC open dorm, there is another opportunity at Kresge Kandyland. Several Halloween- themed activities will occur within the halls of Kresge on Oct. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Kresge RD Kimberly Martin said, “Grab a friend, roommate or classmate and create a two-person costume or create that outfit you pinned on Pinterest years ago.”
Prior to the costume contest, professors’ families and community members are encouraged to attend for fall activities and trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. The night will continue with a photo booth, games and food.
“This event has happened in past years, and I’m excited to continue the tradition,” Martin said.
Freshman Helen Gonzalez is excited to see what these nights have to offer.
“I’m especially excited to see how creative people get with their costumes,” said Gonzalez. “It will be a great time to build community.”