BOO at the ROO

Written by: Ranier Alexander

The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall is hosting a Halloween celebration for all students to enjoy.

Boo at the Roo, a night of dancing, costumes and food, will be held this Thursday at 9:09 p.m.

Six years ago, UA noticed that there was a large volume of individual Halloween parties around the campus area and decided to bring about the biggest Halloween party in the Greater Akron area.

“This event is a wildly popular University of Akron tradition,” said Beth Lynch, the press/promotions coordinator at E.J. Thomas Hall.

The E.J. Thomas stage will be transformed into a ghoulishly entertaining Halloween party setting, with music provided by professional DJ Sparky B.

Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. For those who love to dress up in creative costumes, there will be a costume contest. The winners of the “Most Original” and “People’s Choice” awards will receive Best Buy gift cards. The “Best Costume” winner will be awarded two U.S. airline tickets to a vacation spot over spring break.

Tickets for Boo at the Roo will be available at the E.J. Thomas Hall ticket office for $5, and are free for UA students with a valid Zip Card. One Zip Card admits up to two tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the party, cash only. For more information, go to