The Haunted HEEP is an annual Halloween trail walk established in 2020. During this scary experience, groups of students plunge into the shadows, daring to explore the creepy scenes set up along the Red Trail of the Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP). The HEEP is closely tied to UConn’s sustainability history – it contains a remediated landfill and provides miles of trails for the community to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of nature.
The OS looks for student volunteers each year to help scare participants. Many clubs and organizations on campus, as well as individual volunteers, contribute to the success of the event.