The Haunted Ball will spook up campus with a new theme this year, a masquerade.
Masked students are invited from 9 tonight until midnight to the L.A. Pittenger Student Center’s Tally Food Court, where University Catering will provide food for the Elliott Hall sponsored event.
Students can purchase tickets for $3 at any residence hall front desk until 5 p.m. or pay $4 at the Student Center.
Kayla Wiggins, the Haunted Ball chairperson, began planning the event at the beginning of September, and said she likes doing the charity event.
The event will support the American Cancer Society, and donations will be accepted at the ball.
Costume contests for scariest, funniest, most original and overall best costume will take place. Prizes include a Halloween bucket with candy and a scary movie on DVD.
Students also will have the chance to paint their face at the event instead of wearing a mask.
“It’s our big event we have every year,” said Samantha Deane, Elliott Hall council president. “[It] holds a special place in Elliot, [which is] why we do it.”
Last year, Deane estimated 150-200 people attended.
“[I’m] hoping we have a big turn out this year,” she said.