MISSOULA – Halloween arrives a day early at the University of Montana. Two UM student groups are working together to give a Haunted UM Building Tour to communitymembers on Thursday, Oct. 30.
The tours will begin at 7:30 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m., departing every 10 minutes. The tour costs $5 perperson and $3 for UM students, will last approximately 30 minutes and each tour will have a maximum of 12participants. No advanced purchase is necessary. The tours will depart from the University Center Atrium, located on the first floor, and are first-come,first-served. All proceeds benefit the two student groups.The University Players, a student-run, independent theater group, are teaming up with campus ambassadors, the UM Advocates, to guide small groups through three storied campus buildings.
“We put this tour on for UM families during Family Weekend,” said tour director and University Players Vice President Sean Kirkpatrick. “There was a ton of interest and a lot of enthusiasm, so we decided to offer it up to the community as well.”
The UM Players produced a script for the tour based on published ghost stories from the books “Montana Ghost Stories” and “Montana Chillers.” They bring the stories to life by re-enacting them. The UM Advocates lead the tour, imparting campus history and lore along the way. The buildings included in the tour are University Hall (or Main Hall), Rankin Hall and Brantly Hall.
For more information call Kirkpatrick at 406-207-2216.