Tower Trick or Treat
Theophilus Tower Trick or Treat is Housing and Residence Life's oldest community service tradition. Because of COVID-19 it will look a little bit different this year than in past years. The Tower Community Assembly and RHA have been working together to create an incredible experience for children that will let them stay safe while trick or treating. This year the Tower will be setting up 12 tables along Paradise Creek st for children to trick or treat. We ask that everyone stay in the car and wear masks. Volunteers will deliver candy directly to you!
Please join us from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 31 for the 42nd 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.
“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