Halloween is traditionally celebrated in the city of Madison and University Apartments by costumed children going door-to door asking for “tricks or treats.” The City of Madison recommended time for Trick or Treating is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
If you would like to participate in the giving of treats in University Apartments, you can place a pumpkin sign in your window or on the outside of apartment doors to let community members know that you are participating. This year, we are offering both orange and teal pumpkins. Orange pumpkins indicate you are giving out candy, the traditional Halloween treat, while teal pumpkins indicate you are giving away non-food treats to be sensitive and inclusive of those with allergies. Examples of this type of treat would be Halloween themed school supplies like pencils, erasers, or stickers; glow sticks or necklaces; small trinket toys like playing cards.
Pumpkin signs can be picked up from the front office of the Community Center throughout the month of October. Of course, you are also welcome to print or decorate your own pumpkin sign to let neighbors know that you are participating.