Dear Marquette students,
I hope you had a restful Fall Break—I can hardly believe we are entering the second half of the semester. The end of October is quickly approaching and with that comes Halloween activities. I encourage you all to participate in the following events taking place on campus this weekend and next week.
- Friday, Oct. 26, Paranormal Marquette, 9 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms
- Saturday, Oct. 27, Late Night Halloween, 8 p.m. in Marquette Place
- Saturday, Oct. 27, Spidey Mentalist, 10 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium
- Wednesday, Oct. 31, RHA will host “HALL-oween” from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU.
- Wednesday, Oct. 31, Día de los Muertos Display in the AMU
Halloween is a great time to celebrate with your peers in this community. However, 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, please be aware of a few key safety reminders:
- 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.
- 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.
- Look out for one another.
- 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. Make sure they don’t obscure your visibility or inhibit your mobility. Think about how you are representing yourself—please be mindful and considerate of cultural appropriateness in your costume choices.
Everyone at Marquette wants our students to have a fun and safe Halloween. We care about your well-being and success.
Dr. Xavier A. Cole
Vice President for Student Affairs