Residence Life

Trick-or-Treat Night

Trick-or-Treat Night is a community event sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, Residence Hall Association, and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). Trick-or-Treat Night is an event where students decorate their hallways for Reading community members and the university opens its residence hall communities for these community members to come through the halls with their kids and trick-or-treat with our students. Students are allowed to volunteer for the event as tour guides or decorate their hallway to recieve service hours. The university does this event and invites local schools to ensure that local community members have a safe place to allow their kids to trick-or-treat.

Our event date this year is Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Registration and check-in will start at 6:00 PM. The first tour will leave around 6:30 PM.

Candy is not guarenteed for all children who come through the halls. Students will recieve a goody bag of candy at the end of their tour while supplies last. Only the first four hundred children to check in at Bernardine Hall will recieve the candy goody bag. 

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FAQ: What can I do if I do not have a costume for my students?

Unlike in previous years, Office of Residence Life will be unable to provide costumes to children who do not have constumes. However, it is not madatory to wear a costume to be able to go on a tour.

FAQ: Where does check-in happen?

Check-in will occur in Bernardine Hall. You will enter from the front door of the building closest to the parking lots (look for the large cat archway outside the building).

FAQ: Will there be a wait to go on a tour?

It varies based on year and turnout to the event. The event is a first-come, first-served event. You may be asked to wait in line if there is a large turnout for the event.

FAQ: Is there a rain date for the event?

Trick-or-Treat Night happens rain-or-shine. If it rains, the event will still happen.

FAQ: Who is invited to the event?

Anyone who registers for the event through the following link on our google registration form:


Helpful Hints and Tips For Trick-or-Treat Night

  • Not all buildings or tour routes are stroller accessible. Try not to bring a stroller if possible.
  • Be sure to pre-register for the event.
  • Arrive early to ensure your child recieves candy.
  • Siblings are welcome to come with your child as long as you register the correct number of children attending.


Directions to campus for visitors:

From Lancaster Ave. make an immediate left onto Rt. 10 (Morgantown Rd). Proceed for 1.2 miles and make a right onto St. Bernardine Street. (Angelica Park will be on your right). At the stop sign turn left onto Greenway Terrace. Go three blocks and turn left at the Alvernia University sign.
For more information about the event, please call the Office of Residence Life at 610-796-8320 or call


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