A Halloween message from Rick Arcuri, acting vice president of student affairs

Dear students,

I hope you are all doing well, were reinvigorated by the fall break and are now ready to take on the homestretch of the fall semester. Congratulations on completing midterms!

With Halloween weekend coming up, I want to share some reminders to help you have fun while making smart decisions.

Halloween-themed events are occurring across campus, including Halloween trivia Thursday at 9 p.m. in the Union Sports Annex and a showing of “Haunted Mansion” Friday at 8 p.m. in Varsity Theatre. Make sure to also support our Golden Eagles this weekend – volleyball faces Providence Friday and Connecticut Saturday at the Al McGuire Center, while men’s soccer takes on Georgetown Saturday afternoon at Valley Fields.

As you take part in festivities, please be considerate of your well-being and of others. Remember that underage drinking and abuse or high-risk use of alcohol and other drugs is counter to Marquette’s values of respect for self, others, property and authority, and often disrupts our ability to treat one another with dignity and respect.

Be mindful of making choices that protect our community’s sense of safety and security, especially for those who choose to abstain.

Be mindful of how your costume might impact others. If you plan to dress up, think about how you’re representing yourself. Someone’s culture is not a costume. Remember to also be practical – avoid costumes that make it difficult to see, move or walk.

Know that Marquette is vigilant about doing everything possible to keep you safe.

  • MUPD and other local law enforcement agencies will have increased patrols over the weekend.
  • We expect students to be respectful and responsible on campus and off. Laws concerning underage drinking, public intoxication, open containers, illegal substances and public disturbance will be enforced.

Take advantage of resources.

  • Download and use MUPD’s safety app, EagleEye, which features one-click location services and direct connection to campus police.
  • Take advantage of the Eagle Express transportation system, use the Blue Light phones and travel in groups.
  • Save MUPD’s contact information in your phone: (414) 288-1911 for emergencies and (414) 288-6800 for non-emergencies.

Look out for one another.

  • Many of you have gone through bystander intervention and Red Watch Band training. Put this training to use if necessary.
  • The university adheres to its Good Samaritan Policy, and 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.
  • Marquette also has resources available if a community member needs help.

I hope you take these messages seriously and use your best judgment to have a safe and fun weekend.


Rick Arcuri
Vice President for Student Affairs