Humans vs. Zombies game to start Oct. 21

Submitted by Western Today on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 9:04am

WWU Humans vs. Zombies, one of the largest student clubs at Western Washington University, will be hosting its fall game beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21. It is a free-to-play, eight-day game of tag on campus involving two teams: Humans and Zombies. Zombies try to tag humans while humans defend themselves with approved Nerf blasters and balled-up socks.

The fall game will run from 7 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, through 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Gameplay is restricted to outside of buildings, on-campus only, and between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Players will be designated by orange armbands (humans), and orange headbands (zombies). Moderators of the game are designated by green armbands, with first aid and CPR certified moderators wearing blue armbands. They are on campus to respond to rules violations, reprimand players, and are happy to answer questions from students, faculty, and curious spectators.

Anyone can play, not just WWU students, but all players are required to attend a registration meeting for rules presentation and must pass a safety quiz in order to receive their player bands and ID cards.

There are five of these meetings the week prior, at 7 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14 in Arntzen Hall 100
  • Thursday, Oct. 15 in Arntzen Hall 100
  • Saturday,Oct. 17 in Arntzen Hall 100
  • Monday, Oct. 19 in Arntzen Hall 100
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Fraser Hall 102

Players must attend a registration in order to play the game.

The club operates in close collaboration with campus administration and University Police. This collaboration establishes rules, restrictions, and the allowed Nerf blasters used in-game. To view the allowed arsenal and rules of the game, please visit: The website will be used to track human and zombie populations through the week, announcements and in-game achievements.

Any questions, comments, or concerns can be voiced to moderators in person (wearing green armbands), or sent to the club email at

For information about disAbility accommodations, please contact Dylan Nelson at 206-384-8047. Emergency contacts for HvZ during game week are Ian Howard 206-422-8634 and Dylan Nelson 206-384-8047.

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