This year over 1,400 individuals crowded Marist Lawn for Halloween on Campus. The local families enjoyed games and activities set up by Campus Ministry and the help of twenty five different student groups. Children from the neighborhood dressed up in costumes and trick or treated around CV circle.
In previous years, the trailers functioned as the trick or treating route. With the trailers being removed from campus, the student volunteers and faculty had to enhance the original plan to allow children to trick or treat in CV. Student volunteers, such as Nicole Castellano, helped organize the event and received positive feedback from the local families about the new changes to Halloween on Campus.
HerCampus CUA caught up with Nicole to ask her about her role and how Campus Ministry and students were able to make it the most successful year yet.
“I have been a service leader for Brookland Outreach for the past three years. Brookland Outreach looks for ways to build relations between the Brookland Community and CUA students. Our biggest event is Halloween on Campus, which is growing every year. For the past two years I have been in charge of planning and organizing the trick or treating aspect of the event. This task involves recruiting volunteers, planning the trick or treating route, and my personal favorite, gathering the candy. This year we had over 1,700 pieces! I am extremely grateful to not only serve the Brookland Community, but also work alongside a team that shares my passion to help the children have a great time at our events.”
HerCampus CUA would like to recognize all of the students, like Nicole, who dedicated their time to make Halloween on Campus a successful event for Brookland and CUA.