Loyola University Chicago

Division of Student Development


Celebrate the World Series and Halloween Responsibly

Celebrate the World Series and Halloween Responsibly

Dear Students,

The city is bustling this week. The World Series games take place in Chicago this weekend, and Halloween is quickly approaching. We know many of you will celebrate both events in the community and hope you will make smart and safe decisions no matter how you choose to participate.

Don’t forget there are plenty of events on campus this week and weekend, including Loyola’s 9th annual Trick or Treat, the Masquerade Costume Skate, tours of the Madonna della Strada crypts, Halloween-themed films, a Women’s Soccer match, and more. If you are looking for a place to watch the World Series on campus, Ireland’s will have the games live. Residence halls are also planning special activities in celebration of Halloween and the World Series; check with your resident assistants for details.

Here are a few tips to help our entire community celebrate in a safe environment:

  • Avoid high-risk behaviors involving alcohol. If you choose to drink, be responsible and check out these tips. If you are under 21, understand the consequences of fake IDs and under-age drinking.
  • Use 8-RIDE by calling 773.508.RIDE (7433) or using 8-RIDE Mobile. This Thursday through Sunday, 8-RIDE will have extended hours from 6:30 p.m. until 4 a.m.
  • Travel with a group of friends, stay alert, and remember not all people in costumes are friendly—be aware of who is around you.
  • Respect peers’ decisions not to drink.
  • Look out for each other and remember Loyola’s Good Samaritan Policy.
  • Be respectful of our neighbors and our neighborhood—if you are hosting a social gathering at an off-campus residence, be a good neighbor and a responsible host.
  • Remember the Student Promise—care for yourself, care for others, and care for the community.


Jane Neufeld
Vice President, Student Development