Dear Marquette students,
We are halfway through the semester! I hope you enjoyed Homecoming and had a chance to relax during Fall Break. As we begin the second half of the semester, I encourage you all to keep pushing toward your goals.
The end of October is quickly approaching and with that comes Halloween activities. I want to encourage you to take advantage of some of the campus programming going on throughout the weekend:
- Thursday, Oct. 26, Humphrey Hall will host “Halloween at Humphrey” at 7 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 27, MUSG is sponsoring Graveyard Movie Night at the Annex at 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 28, Late Night Marquette is hosting “Creepin’ it Real” in AMU’s Marquette Place and the Weasler Auditorium at 9 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 30, Carpenter Tower will host their annual Haunted House.
For more information on these events, visit Late Night Marquette.
We acknowledge that alcohol may play a role in some Halloween festivities. While the majority of Marquette students who choose to drink alcohol, do so responsibly, Halloween may present an environment or setting where high-risk drinking is promoted.
With this in mind, know that Marquette wants to do everything to keep you safe and healthy. The Marquette University Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will have increased patrols over the weekend. We expect students to be respectful and responsible both on campus and off. Laws relating to underage drinking, public intoxication, open containers, illegal substances and public disturbance will be enforced.
Many of you have gone through bystander intervention and Red Watch Band training. We ask that you watch out for each other and put this training to use if necessary. The university adheres to its Good Samaritan Policy, but we expect students to uphold the community expectations expressed in the Student Conduct Code—respect for self and for others —and to comply with municipal laws.
Costumes may also be a part of Halloween festivities. Be mindful and considerate of cultural appropriateness in your costume choices. Make sure they don’t obscure your visibility or inhibit your mobility. Think about how you are representing yourself.
Whether you are going to a campus event or someone’s residence, I encourage you to take LIMOs, use our Blue Light phones and travel in groups.
Everyone at Marquette wants our students to have a fun and safe Halloween. We care about your wellbeing and success. Marquette is a community, of which you are an integral part.
Dr. Xavier A. Cole
Vice President for Student Affairs