Halloween fun in the halls of UMD

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Princesses, Star Wars characters, witches and scientists trick-or-treated through the residence halls of the University of Minnesota Duluth on Tuesday, Oct. 25 for the 21st annual Haunted Halls event. Over 2,000 children and parents were expected to venture along the five open dormitories this year.

The event was free and open to the public. In addition to trick or treating, UMD students provided food, craft and carnival stations inspired by this year's "Zootopia" theme.

The event is organized entirely by students, who say they're using their living space as a way to get to know the Duluth community better.

"I like how Haunted Halls creates a connection between the community and college students," said Idun Rasmussen, resident advisor. "It helps decrease certain stereotypes about us."

"It's really fun to see all the little kids dressed up in costumes," said Amanda Delander, a freshmen in Griggs Hall. "It makes it feel like it's really Halloween again."

UMD residence hall staff members asked families to bring a monetary donation which this year will go to support Animal Allies Humane Society.