Trick-or-Treat in Saint Martin’s Residence Halls

October, 16, 2012

LACEY, WASHINGTON — Trick-or-treaters from the Saint Martin’s and greater South Sound community are invited to join University students on Saturday, October 27, from 1-4 p.m. for a trick-or-treating tour in Saint Martin’s Spangler Residence Hall. The trick-or-treating tour will begin and conclude in Spangler Hall lobby (building 15) at the Saint Martin’s Lacey campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE. Parking will be available to community guests in the Spangler parking lot (Lot I). Signs will direct guests to the event.

Student tour guides will lead children and their families through the residence halls to trick-or-treat at students’ rooms. In addition to a variety of sweets and candies for the trick-or-treaters, hot cocoa and cider will be provided. Costumes are encouraged.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring children to a warm, safe indoor environment,” says Ella Shepherd, residence director at Saint Martin’s. “Our students, in true Benedictine hospitality, look forward to this annual tradition.”

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 375 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Ella Shepherd
Residence director

Sarah Holdener
Director of community relations and event management
Office of Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin’s University