Academic Success Program (ASP) handed out candy and other treats to ring in Halloween at its Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 30
Graduate students and academic coaches decorated McFeely’s in Halloween decor to encourage students to participate in the holiday.
Ashely L. Lewis, head of ASP, was the main coordinator for the event. Because of COVID-19, she wanted students to be excited about coming out to have fun safely instead of being alone in the dorms or going home for the weekend.
This was the second ASP Halloween event as the organization hosted a Halloween music-themed bingo on Oct. 29 via Zoom.
“We learned recently that a lot of students are dealing with mental health concerns due to being isolated and not feeling motivated so we’re hoping that events like these will help students be engaged and get their spirits up,” Lewis said.
The event meant a lot to Lewis as she attended SU for her undergraduate education, having sympathy for those who are still adjusting to social-distancing and quarantine.
“It does make me sad that students aren’t able to engage with others like I did when I attended [SU], hopefully events like this in the future will help us do our part and get students engaged like they should be,” Lewis said.
Lewis hopes the university will continue to have holiday-related events to combat loneliness and depression among students.