HALLOWEEN SHUTDOWN: Texas A&M is offering a special Halloween costume contest to students to make up for the shutdown.
The event is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the University of Texas at Austin, the university announced.
“For students who can’t find Halloween costumes, they have the opportunity to wear their favorite Halloween costume and win a gift card,” UT-Austin Chancellor Michael Wilmer said in a statement.
The contest, which runs until Jan. 11, will be open to all UT students who are in grades 8 through 12, who can be 18 or older.
UT-Amarillo also announced that it will host its own costume contest on Dec. 1.
The UT-Davenport campus will host a costume contest for Halloween on Jan. 5 from 5 to 7 p.o.m, with the winner receiving a $10,000 scholarship from the University.
“As a member of the university community, we want to make sure we have a strong presence on campus to encourage creativity and education in the arts and sciences,” Wilmer added.
The Halloween event will be free to attend, with a maximum of 15 students allowed to attend.
Students are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume.