Who We Are
We are the Theme Park Engineering & Design Group (TPED) at Northwestern University, a group of students with a passion for themed entertainment design! TPED was founded in 2020 with the mission of introducing students to the themed entertainment industry, providing a platform for theme park enthusiasts to collaborate, as well as supporting professional development of students interested in careers within this industry. Essentially, we love theme parks and attractions and enjoy designing them too!
This year, TPED is designing, planning, constructing and operating a one night-only Haunted House on campus to celebrate Halloween. This will be the first-ever student-produced and student-designed Haunted House attraction at Northwestern University. This Haunted House project will be an invaluable opportunity for our members to gain experience in bringing our designs to life and build our portfolio. Designing and building a haunted house attraction is no mean feat, and we need to fundraise money to cover costs in the construction and operational phases of the project. The funds raised will go to building the spooky sets we design for the attraction, creating an immersive atmosphere through lighting design, as well as costumes for our scare actors.
NU students that attend that Haunted House will also have the opportunity to learn about the process of building the attraction through flyers, posters, and interacting with club members at the event.
How You Can Help
Here’s where you come in! You can help by donating money to our Catalyzer fundraiser - even small amounts go a long way in helping us reach our goal. Also, share our fundraiser page on social media! Send it to anyone you know who loves haunted houses, Halloween, or anything spooky!
Set the scary scene with spooky spiderwebs!
Give off an eerie glow with Jack-O-Lanterns!
Ward off bad luck with a Black Cat curse!
Brew the formula for success with a Witch’s Cauldron!
Create spine-tingling fear with Spooky Skeletons!
Be the ultimate haunt master as the Phantom!