Humans vs. Zombies begins Oct. 5; registration opens Oct. 1

Once again, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff will don green headbands and armbands to participate in the campuswide game of Humans vs. Zombies. “HvZ” is a 24-hour, 10-day outdoor game of tag in the style of a Zombie Apocalypse. Players on the Human team carry Nerf blasters while players on the Zombie team try to tag them. All Case Western Reserve University students and employees are invited to participate.

Last year, more than 300 students and faculty participated in HvZ. The spring game was also featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Registration for Humans vs. Zombies will begin Saturday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. outside Leutner Commons.

There will be registrations on Oct. 2-3 in the dining halls at dinnertime and on the Quad during lunch.

Come join the hourlong orientation game outside Leutner Commons on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.; registration for the full game begins at 5 p.m.

There is a mandatory rules meeting for all participants Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. Dinner will be provided. Registration will close at that time.

Humans vs. Zombies is an outdoor event. Gameplay is never to occur in classes or residences, nor should it prevent students from attending class. To report inappropriate gameplay, please send an email to game administrators at or fill out the brief form at

Case Humans vs. Zombies is organized and run by the Big Games Club and the HvZ Core Administration Team.

The Fall 2011 game will run from Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 14.