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Halloween-themed events planned at Bemidji State University

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Bemidji State University will sponsor a variety of events surrounding Halloween, with the residence halls hosting their annual trick or treating on Thursday, Oct. 30, and the Outdoor Programming Center (OPC) hosting its Halloween rock-climbing competition on Friday, Oct. 31.

Once again, a student-hosted indoor trick or treating night will take place in the residence halls on the Bemidji State campus on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5-7:00 p.m.

The front desk of each residence hall will have a listing of rooms participating in the trick or treating event; participating rooms will have a door tag to indicate that they are giving out candy. Residence hall students are also encouraged to decorate their floors in Halloween themes.

The Outdoor Programming Center is hosting a Halloween-themed event on Oct. 31, its annual “Boulderween” climbing competitino.

“Boulderween,” which will be held in the Gillett Recreation Fitness Center from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, will award prizes for the climber with the best costume and the most climbing points. Climbing paths with a range of difficulty levels will be set up on the climbing wall.

The contest is designed to be an informal event, and climbing experience is not required.

Cost is $15 for students and $20 for the public, which includes access to the fitness center. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged. Registrants can pay beforehand or at the door.

More information on the OPC events is available by contacting the Outdoor Program Center at (218) 755-2999.

About the Outdoor Programming Center
Bemidji State University’s nationally-recognized Outdoor Program Center is part of a diverse and active Department of Campus Recreation. The OPC is dedicated to providing the university and public with outdoor experiences which allow participants to enjoy the outdoors, explore personal potential, and develop a respect and understanding of the Earth’s natural systems and accompanying responsibilities.

For more information about the OPC, visit its web site at

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