Tower Trick or Treat
Theophilus Tower Trick or Treat is Housing and Residence Life's oldest community service tradition. The Residence Assistants, RHA and Housing staff work together to create an incredible experience for children and give them a safe and warm place to trick-or-treat.
Please join us from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 27 for the 40th annual Tower Trick-or-Treat event.
The most rewarding part of Theophilus Tower Trick or Treat from Housing & Residence Life's perspective is knowing that for many children, this is their first introduction to the University of Idaho and Vandal living, and it creates a bond between them and the university. The event makes an impact on tower residents who take pride in decorating and showing their building to the community.
This community service event is a staple of the Moscow community that children and families look forward to each year.
“I take my kids to the Tower every year, and they can't wait to see the floor themes and costumes. One year, the bottom floor of the Tower was decorated with an Alice in Wonderland theme, and we were Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat. My kids loved it. As a parent, it makes me happy to trick or treat in one place, out of the weather and getting great candy in the process!”
— Charity Wight, Mother of two, Moscow ID
“Every year my residents get very involved in decorating the floor. Residents start decorating in early October and they even coordinate costumes to the theme. My residents love seeing kids’ reactions as they walk through their floor and are rewarded when a child asks to take a picture with them. The residents keep their Halloween decorations up for the rest of the year.”
— Keely Snow, Tower Resident Assistant, 2016