Some tricks, some treats and a frightening amount of fun are on the way with this festive array of Halloween-themed events on campus.

A Halloween Extravaganza for kids

Residence Life has planned dozens of safe activities for children of NAU students, faculty and staff, including games, candy and more. The free festivities will take place from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the du Bois Center Ballroom. For information contact Dylan Rust at (928) 523-2541.


Taylor Hall’s annual haunted house 

Residents of Taylor Hall are hosting the university’s annual haunted house this weekend in what has become a longstanding student tradition of spooky fun.
Students from across campus have planned and constructed a temporary facility inside the Fieldhouse, with each room carefully designed around scary twists and horrifying turns. Guided tours offer a tamer experience for younger children.

Thrill-seekers can get their kicks from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 28, through Monday, Oct. 31, in the NAU Fieldhouse. Admission is free for NAU students and children ages 6 and younger. Non-students will pay $4.

For information, email graduate residence hall director Tim.Bonson@nau.edu or call (928) 523-5867.


A haunting celebration of Franz Liszt


The Horizon Concert Series is commemorating the 200th birthday of legendary Hungarian piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt with an evening of fiendish piano music and heavenly singing. Join pianist Jeffrey Swann, soprano Deborah Raymond, mezzo-soprano Judith Cloud and tenor Ricardo Pereira for an all-Liszt recital beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in Ashurst Hall. Information is online.


Costumed Zumba Party


Work up a sweat with a Halloween Zumba Party at the NAU Recreation Center. Costumes are encouraged for this celebration inside the massive MAC gym, where participants of all fitness levels can work off that Halloween candy in this Latin-inspired, heart-pumping group fitness experience. Class begins at 7:30 p.m.