When I walked back from class this evening, I was pleasantly surprised to see little kids dressed up in their costumes and walking around with their parents, and I had totally forgotten that the dorms were hosting a trick-or-treating event for little kids from neighborhoods near the UC Berkeley area today!
So why do trick-or-treating at the dorms? Basically, the dorms at the UC Berkeley campus provide a safe place for kids to trick-or-treat, and the kids can walk around and get candy from the various floors of the buildings. Some of the students living in the dorms volunteer to dress up and lead the kids up and down the hallways while others offer to give out candy. Unfortunately, I couldn't help out because I had evening classes, but I was able to see the kids parading around in their costumes, and it was so heartwarming to see the kids laughing and smiling, and to see the enthusiasm and energy that the student volunteers had!
I think it's soooo awesome how UC Berkeley gets students involved with the surrounding community, and how easy it is for students to participate and volunteer in such activities without having to leave campus! =)
It was so cute to see all the little kids walking down the hallway, but I think the best moment was when one of the kids said that my floor was the scariest because there was a Justin Bieber poster on my floormate's door!