On Friday, October 19, 2012, the University of New Haven Up Til Dawn chapter held a Zombie Prom in the German Club ballroom. The event was co-sponsored by the Interior Design LLC, PIRO, Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, UNH Photography club, and the Monsoon Dance Team.
Up Til Dawn raised over $300 from the event by charging $1 admission for zombies (students dressed up in zombie costumes), $2 for everybody else and through the purchase of assorted baked goods.
The Zombie Prom is just one of several events Up Til Dawn plans to hold during the 2012-2013 academic year leading up to their annual finale event in the spring. Up Til Dawn is a collegiate organization through St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital helping to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.
All of the proceeds raised from the Zombie Prom and any other event Up Til Dawn has are donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Story submitted by Andrew Mayer, Office Coordinator for the Office of Student Activities. Photo provided by J Adams Photography, lighting by Tom Form, and editing by Stacey Frizzell.