Theophilus Tower Trick-or-Treat is Housing & Residence Life's oldest community service tradition. We are pleased to announce that we are returning to the traditional experience this year and opening our doors to the community. The Tower Community Assembly and Residence Hall Association have been working together to create an incredible experience for children that will let them stay safe while trick or treating. Face coverings will be required for those who wish to enter the building and all our volunteers.
Please join us from 4-6 p.m. on October 31 for the 43rd annual Tower Trick-or-Treat event.
The most rewarding part of the 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. Tower residents are proud to be able to serve the community during this uncertain time and provide families an opportunity to get out of the house on Halloween, while staying safe.
The University of Idaho requires all persons, including but not limited to, faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors and visitors across all U of I locations to use face coverings whenever in any U of I building or indoor U of I event, unless one or more of the following exceptions is met:
- When working alone in an enclosed workspace, or working inside an office or other enclosed workspace (other than a classroom during a class or during testing) where six feet of physical distancing can be constantly maintained;
- When inside a private on-campus residential unit;
- When eating or drinking in an area designated for eating or drinking (such as in a dining facility or while using a drinking fountain);
- When an individual is under the age of two.
“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