Student and Academic Life

5 COVID-19 Safe Ways to Celebrate Halloween

Photo by Pete Comparoni | UKphoto
Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2020) — It’s officially spooky season, and everyone at the University of Kentucky is looking for some fearsome good fun this Halloween. Here are five ways to celebrate Halloween and protect yourself and the UK community from COVID-19.

  1. Go to Movies on Main — Join UK on the Main Building lawn Oct. 30 to watch a Halloween favorite, “Hocus Pocus.”
  2. Take part in a Nightmare on Pieratt Field — Take part in a costume contest with an added bonus — free food and Halloween games!
  3. Don’t miss “Films in the Infield” at Red Mile — Don’t miss the drive-in double feature showing “Ghostbusters” and “Friday the 13th” smack dab in the middle of Red Mile's historic racetrack.
  4. Explore Lexington’s Haunted Heritage — Join Patti Starr, certified ghost hunter, as she tells the tales of Lexington’s haunted history.
  5. Take in Kentucky’s fall foliage — Picturesque doesn’t even begin to describe fall in the Bluegrass State. Drive, walk or paddle through the fall colors with this VisitLex guide.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.