University of Maine students will experience the zombie apocalypse this fall during the Humans Versus Zombies competition, hosted by the brothers of Alpha Delta. The competition will run Oct. 29 to Nov. 4.
Humans Versus Zombies is an organized game of tag held every year at campuses across the nation. Students wear a yellow bandana to signify they are human or a red bandana to signify they are a zombie. Zombies chase the humans around the campus for a week. There are few rules. Academic buildings are off-limits to zombies. Humans can use Nerf guns and socks for defense.
Humans should only stuff their socks with socks — In the past, some students stuffed socks with soap, which makes the event less fun.
Students can register for the event with the brothers of Alpha Delta, in front of the Spirit Room in the Memorial Union, Oct. 22 through Oct. 26. Opening ceremonies will be held Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Donald P. Corbett Business Building, Room 100.
Students are asked to donate $2 to participate in the event. Proceeds from the event go to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn, Maine. Last year, the brothers of Alpha Delta raised $900 from Humans Versus Zombies.
Dustin Graham, Alpha Delta Service vice president, is this year’s moderator for the Humans Versus Zombies competition.
Students can find out more about the event at www.humansvszombies.org.