By Rayne Brown
Baylor’s Treat Night is a fun and festive environment where Baylor families can come trick-or-treat. The annual event was planned by Campus Living and Learning and the Residential Community Council.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, residence halls will open their doors to the children and grandchildren of Baylor faculty and staff.
Children ages 12 and under can participate. Faculty and staff must have a Baylor ID in order for their family to participate.
The residence halls participating in the event include Dawson, Memorial, Brooks Flats, Brooks Residential College, North Russell, Texana House, Earle, Teal, Martin and Collins. Each residence hall will be decorated in a different theme such as Harry Potter and children will be able to go to different doors and get candy. This is an opportunity for families to have a family-oriented and safe place to trick-or-treat.
“Every residence hall is doing something different,” said Matt Kwiatkowski, Allen-Dawson residence hall director. “We’re going to be focusing a lot of energy in Dawson in decorating the lobby area.”
Kwiatkowski said the kids can expect candy, activities and a photo booth. After Treat Night, photo booth pictures will be uploaded to the halls’ Facebook page where parents can view and download them.
Other things to look forward to at Treat Night are the possible prizes in certain dorms.
Assistant director for resident learning Lisa Murphy said there will be different games at each residence hall and children can win prizes by playing them.
“Every year there’s a huge turnout,” Murphy said. “I know faculty, staff, and their kids and grandkids really love it.”
Parents and guardians are expected to accompany children at all times.
Families are also encouraged to bring $1 or a canned good to donate to Mission Waco.
Parents or grandparents can RSVP by calling 254-292-4100 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday and Monday before the event. This is necessary to know how many treats are needed.