Lowell families with children under 12 enjoyed boo!-tiful, bounty-filled trick-or-treating at UMass Lowell’s Sheehy and Concordia residence halls in October. More than 900 children participated in the annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event, which unites Lowell students and city residents.
In addition to door-to-door trick-or-treating, children enjoyed games, cookie decorating, professional wrestler look-a-likes, face painting and a great haunted house.
The feedback from kids and parents was excellent. Over 100 students volunteered to hand out candy, give tours, act in the haunted house, facilitate games, paint faces and more. University students raved about the experience—they appreciated seeing how happy the children were, and many said they couldn’t wait to do it again next year.
“At the end of the tour, they all thanked me for my efforts, and I could not have asked for anything better. The thankfulness was all I needed. It was a great experience,” says student volunteer SeungHyeon Hwang.
The annual event is sponsored by Residence Life with support from Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society.