Humans versus Zombies, a student-led activity, will be taking place on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus from Monday October 23rd until Saturday October 28th, 2017. During this game, players will be on campus with toy Nerf blasters in what is, in essence, a game of tag.  This game has been played yearly since 2008.

Our goal in sending this email is to alert our campus community who might not expect this event to be played on campus and to recognize what is going on.  We want to respect those who might experience alarm or distress when seeing groups of individuals moving throughout campus carrying Nerf blasters.

Participants of this outdoor-only game will be indicated by a colorful band of cloth worn on either the individual’s head or arm.  Please note that participants with BRIGHT PINK bands are acting as moderators, or referees, and can tell the players to move gameplay to another location if asked by OSU faculty or staff.  We estimate that there will be between 50 and 200 participants.  During this game you might see groups of players running around together, picking up brightly marked boxes, chasing one another around campus, and playing with Nerf blasters.

Any students or staff with concerns should contact Campus Public Safety non-emergency number, 541-737-3010.  For more information, you can email the game’s organizers at, or visit the HvZ website at

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