Norse-O-Ween provides safe trick-or-treating

Northern Kentucky University’s sixth annual Norse-O-Ween event sponsored by University Housing will take place in Callahan Hall Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m.

The event is open to the public, and children from local elementary schools are invited to trick-or-treat in a safe area, according to Sara Daugherty, senior special education major and University Suites resident assistant.

Every year, University Housing hosts this event to give kids an opportunity to have a fun, safe trick-or-treating experience. Norse-O-Ween also gives NKU students the chance to volunteer their time and make Halloween enjoyable for those in attendance.

Billie Jo Wood, graduate student and assistant hall director for both Kentucky and Commonwealth Halls, is in charge of making the event a success this year. Wood said the best part of the experience is “being able to reach out to the community.”

“Establishing that connection with people is a really big deal, so that’s what drives me to do it.”
University Housing is dedicated to community outreach and making residents feel at home.
“We strive to make that community feel happen here, and investing in the community is a big deal,” Wood elaborated. Norse-O-Ween is just one of the ways to invite the community onto campus for a night of family fun, and keep NKU students giving back to the surrounding area.

With a goal of 200 to 500 trick-or-treaters, NKU will be host to quite the exciting night in celebration of this Halloween.
Volunteers are appreciated, and hours are awarded to those who need to participate in community service for their organization. If anyone is interested in passing out candy or assisting with fun zones, contact Billie Jo Wood at to sign up and get more information.