NOTE: The date of this event has been changed from October 29 due to predicted rain
Residence Hall-oween Event Welcomes Children to Trick-or-Treat on Campus (10/28)
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Halloween is October 31, but Marist College’s “Hall-oween” happens a little earlier.
Families are invited to join in an afternoon of fun during “Residence Hall-oween” on Saturday, October 28, 12:00-2:00pm.
Organized by the Marist College Residence Hall Association and the Office of Housing and Residential Life, the 13th annual trick-or-treat event will also feature booths with various activities geared toward young children, including face painting, mummy wrapping, pumpkin tosses, and various other Halloween arts and crafts. There will also be an ongoing costume contest with different categories and prizes. This event is free and open to the public.
“Residence Hall-oween is a long-standing campus tradition that gives our students a chance to connect with children from Poughkeepsie and the larger Hudson Valley community,” says April Bourlier, Resident Director and Advisor of the Marist Residence Hall Association. “We’re happy to welcome families to campus for this fun, free event.”
Trick-or-treating will occur in the Foy and Upper New Townhouses. Visitors should park in Parking Lot 14, which is most easily accessed from the campus’s north entrance.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 5,00 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. www.marist.edu