This year, Missouri State University staff members and their families could go trick-or-treating around residence halls Freudenberger House, Blair-Shannon House and Wells House once again. Halloween in the Halls took place on Nov. 2 from 5-8 p.m. for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The entire executive board and I wanted to offer a safe space for kids to trick or treat,” said Chase Capello, programming coordinator of the Residence Hall Association. “We had people decorate their rooms for the kids and there were yard games, refreshments and coloring pages for them.”

Residents who volunteered, called Pumpkin Pals, acted as tour guides and escorted kids around the halls. The hallways were decorated with non-scary decorations, so kids ages 2 to 12 could attend.

“This year’s event was the trial run to see if we are going to have Halloween in the Halls in the future,” Cappello said.

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