FAU Program Board hosts Escape Room

More than 150 students participated in the Halloween activities.


A group of students pose outside of the escape room. Photo courtesy of Lakeland Escape Room Facebook

Mackenzie Guiry, Contributing Writer

Halloween festivities at FAU kicked off with a Halloween-themed event that included a real-life escape room game, food and pumpkin carving.

Program Board hosted the Halloween at the Student Union Wednesday night. Participants had 20 minutes to solve their escape from the “locked” room.

Gabriela Barrios, a Program Board member, said she would like to see another event like this.

“This is the first time FAU hosts an escape room. We have hosted many events but never like this one,” said Barrios. “We would love to do it again. A lot of students came out and it would be a great opportunity for them to try another escape room!”

Ana Gillespie has owned Lakeland Escape Rooms, the company that rented the rooms to FAU, since it opened in December 2016. This is her first time bringing Lakeside Escape Rooms to FAU and said she would work with the university again.

“If they [FAU] call us, absolutely, we’d love to,” Gillespie said.

The response from students was overwhelmingly positive.

“Some people don’t get to do this type of stuff, they do it with their families, so it’s good that they do it here,” freshman Ariel Rohoman said about the event.

“It’s fun to go hang out with your friends at school, even if it’s in the Union where you always are,” sophomore Devisha Bisaria said.

The event ran from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and close to 185 students participated.

Mackenzie Guiry is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected]