Hopefully all of our candy bowls are still at least halfway full after Halloween festivities! At DePaul October is a busy time for student leaders filled with lots of event planning. Holidays like Halloween are a great way to promote community between students, as well as serve as another way to continue Health Promotion and Wellness’s “Take Care DePaul” mission. This mission is meant to help students learn how to make better informed decisions that promote the wellness of themselves, as well as those around them.
As Residence Hall Council (RHC) President I was incredibly proud of the many groups of Hall Senators who hosted events the week of Halloween. Highlights included caramel apple making, scary movies, pumpkin decorating, and costume contests. Seeing new DePaul students take the reins on planning events for their peers really speaks to the community you’re a part of when you live on campus.
To the right you’ll see our fantastic Corcoran Senators, Jesse and Anna, at the start of their Halloween event. Residents participating in the costume contest won college essentials, and all were welcome to enjoy pizza, play Mario Kart, and watch Hocus Pocus. Jesse and Anna show a great amount of commitment to making their residents feel like their hall is their home. I'm incredibly thankful that they are on RHC! Look out for them next year around campus!
If you’re planning on commuting to campus or living in your own apartment next year, don’t worry! Other organizations like DePaul Activities Board, Transfer Student Union, and Catholic Campus Ministries hold events that are open to the entire student body as well. Some exciting activities the last few weeks have included a Halloween themed grocery bingo night, tick-or-treating food drive, and a trip to a corn maze!