Housing & Residence Life, Hall Crew, and the Crew are collaborating to put on TCU Boo for faculty, staff and families.

Visitors to the Campus Commons Tuesday afternoon should expect face painting, a petting zoo and few scares.

TCU Hall Crew Association, theCrew and Housing & Residence Life are collaborating to put on the second annual TCU Boo for the families of faculty and staff members.

TCU Boo started last year as a replacement for Colby Halloween.  That tradition ended when Colby was closed for renovations.

“We decided this year that we really enjoyed the way TCU Boo worked,”Colby Hall Director Jennifer Sepulveda said. “All the halls enjoyed having a part in it.”

TCU Boo’s carnival style allows each hall to participate, not just Colby, Sepulveda said.

The transition from Colby Halloween to TCU Boo surprised some people on TCU’s campus.

Colby Halloween was a time when the housing department invited faculty, staff and their families to go through a decorated Colby and trick-or-treat at the dorm rooms.

“It’s a lot more of a festival,” Sepulveda said. “It’s not just trick-or-treating.”

Collin Gates, the director of Hall Crew, said the event is a gift to faculty and staff.

“We wanted to give them a safe place for them to enjoy Halloween,” Gates said. “It’s special to give back to the people who give so much to students.”


TCU Boo is a community event that also invites Kinderfrogs and Starpoint School to attend.

The location in the Commons makes the event more visible than Colby Halloween, Gates said.

“Colby Halloween was good, but we wanted it to be more inclusive,” Gates said. “More people are involved and active in it, and it’s a much more central location.”

TCU Boo starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons on Tuesday.

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