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Legends of the Dark seeking volunteers

Aubry Healy | Staff Photographer

Legends of the Dark, an annual event at Central Michigan University, is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of positions for the spooky campus tour.

The Office of Student Activities and Involvement (SAI) is hosting tours Oct. 28-30. Oct. 28 will be a family-friendly night without jump scares.

The haunted campus tour is currently seeking to enlist over 400 volunteers. Positions such as tour guides, makeup designers, security guards, runners and scarers are needed. 

The majority of volunteers will be scarers. This role requires individuals to jump out and scare groups as they travel the route. 

Tour guides are responsible for telling stories about the legends of CMU, which involves memorizing a script. Auditions will take place for this role as sign-ups occur.

Those in charge of makeup design are responsible for putting makeup on the scarers. 

Security guards must make sure groups stay on the paths during the tour. 

Runners are responsible for running small errands and getting anything someone may need during the event.  

To sign up, students can go to the Program Board page on Engage Central to fill out an online form, or scan fliers posted around campus. Those interested are also encouraged to stay updated with SAI through social media.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $4, or the day of the event for $5. Advance tickets will be available Oct. 14 in the SAI Office, located in Bovee University Center room 107. Larger groups can reserve specific times by emailing

SAI is hosting its community Fright Fair on Oct. 31. Students and community members can trick or treat with different student organizations, participate in an escape room and create Halloween-themed crafts.