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Trick-or-treaters to haunt campus at Trunk-or-Treat

Trick-or-treaters to haunt campus at Trunk-or-Treat - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Students and attendees gather around the “Despicable Me” themed trunk at the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Trunk-or-Treat event Oct. 28, 2022. Photo courtesy of Tau Sigma

Students, faculty, staff and organizations can participate in a fun and safe Halloween trick-or-treating experience at Trunk or Treat 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 in Lot 3 of Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

The Transfer Student Engagement Office, Cisneros Institute, Transfer Mentorship Program and Tau Sigma Honor Society are hosting the annual fall event filled with costumes, activities, crafts, face painting, music and candy.

Students are welcome to invite family and friends. It allows them to experience an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.

 “It’s a great opportunity for students to come out and be involved in the community, especially because on the Southside there are not many safe places to go trick-or-treating for children,” said Sakshi Patel, vice president of Tau Sigma Honor Society.

Patel said the free event is open to the community. 

This will be the fifth year the transfer office hosts the event. Organizers are expecting about 40 organizations to host trunks and over 3,000 students and children to attend.

Each organization will decorate a vehicle’s trunk in spooky spirit and will have an activity with candy for participants to enjoy. There is a contest for the best trunk chosen by popular vote and by a group of judges.

Activities will include face painting, mini golf, a DJ and a bounce house. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided.

Patel said it’s a fun event where the children of the community “enjoy not only eating chocolates but also feel involved.”

The event will no longer include a movie screening due to time constraints with the movie copyrights. 

Last year over 20 organizations participated, and over 3,000 students and children came out to join the festivities. Some organizations last year were giving out bigger prizes like swag bags, light sabers and other freebies.

Students can RSVP for the event on the event’s JagSync page.

Those who are interested in participating or decorating this year can find applications on JagSync

For more information, email Sakshi Patel at

Norasha Hatter contributed to this story.

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Nevenka Gomez
Nevenka Gomez is a communication junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She transferred from Texas A&M University at Galveston in Spring 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and playing video games. She wants to explore the world and pursue a career in public relations after graduating.

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