Annual Department and Office Halloween Costume Contest

Annual Department/Office Halloween Costume Contest—A Friendly Campus Competition

The third year’s a charm! The third annual Department/Office Halloween Costume Contest saw the most participants so far with19 different departments and offices vying for campus bragging rights for the best group costume of Halloween 2015. 

The race to win the most “likes” on Facebook was down to the minute close, with only a handful of “likes” separating first through third place!  In the end, University Housing & Food Service came out victorious with their hilarious homage to #DormLife, “Midnight Fire Alarm…Again”. Second place went whimsical with the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center’s “Alice In Wonderland—Down The Rabbit Hole.”  Third place ended up in an exciting tie—College of Communication & Education and their “Emoji” tied with the Office of the Registrar’s “Registrar’s Roarin 20’s.”

The four top finishers received treats to their office and bragging rights for the next year. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Enjoy viewing all of department costume photographs below. If you would like to participate or be able to "like" your favorites next year, visit our Staff Council Facebook page to hear the latest news!

Top Three Office/Department Halloween Costumes

First Place - University Housing & Food Services:  "Midnight Fire Alarm...Again"

UHFS Fire Alarm Halloween

Second Place - Cross-Cultural Leadership Center:  "Alice In Wonderland - Down The Rabbit Hole"

Cross Cultural Halloween

Third Place - TIE - Office of the Registrar:  "Registrar's Roarin 20's"

Registrars Roarin 20s

Third Place - TIE - College on Communication & Education:  "Emojis"

CME Emoji

2015 Office/Department Halloween Costume Entries

Office of Admissions:  "Pajama Party"

Admissions PJ Party

Alumni Office:  "Fruit of Aloomni"

Alumni Fruit of ALoomni

College of Natural Sciences:  "Dominoes"


Educational Talent Search (TRIO):  "M & M Party"

M and Ms

Financial Aid & Scholarship Office:  "Star Wars"

Star WArs

Facilities Management & Services:  "FMS Round-Up"

fms round up

Gateway Science Museum:  "Gateway Bat Colony"

bat colony

College of ECC:  "A Pirate's Life For Us"

pirates ecc

Psychology Department:  "Psych-opaths"

psych department halloween

Human Resources:  "HR PJ Party"

HR PJ party

Nutrition & Food Sciences:  "Sassy Fruits & Veggies"

sassy veggies

Public Affairs:  "Writer's Block"

writers block

Student Health Services:  "Welcome To The Zoo"

shs zoo

School of Social Work:  "Sociable Pirates"

sociable pirates

Wildcat Leadership Center:  "Lego Our Leadership"

lego leadership

Past Years

2014 Second Annual Staff Council Department/Office Halloween Costume Contest Winners

admissions totally 80s

First Place - Office of Admissions "Totally 80's"

dia de los muertos

Second Place - Educational Talent Search "Dia de Los Muertos"

google maps

Third Place - College of CME & School of Education "Google Maps"

2013 First Annual Staff Council Department/Office Halloween Costume Contest Winners


First Place - Office of Admissions  "Superheroes"


Second Place - Office of the Registrar "Minions"


Third Place - Student Health Services "Witches"