Inaugural Trick or Treat for Advice Week a Success

Katie Julian, Staff Associate, New Student Programming & Advising, UAAP

The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming held its first ever “Trick or Treat for Advice Week” October 28-November 1. The purpose of the week was to raise student awareness of UAAP programs and resources during what can be a stressful point in the fall term. Event highlights included a faculty lunch discussion on building a relationship with your academic advisor, a workshop on recovering from a fifth week flag, a drop-in quiz on academic integrity policies, and a table at the First Year Experience wellness fair.

Students earned stickers on a trick or treat for advice card by attending events and/or visiting a UAAP office to answer a question related to that office’s programs and resources. Cards with three stickers could be exchanged for a care package on Halloween and entered into a raffle for Tech Cash.

By Friday afternoon, UAAP interacted with over 150 students as part of “Trick or Treat for Advice Week.” In addition to receiving advice about programs and resources, students also had the opportunity to write “notes of gratitude” to people at MIT who have given them advice and support. Several letters were written to fellow students, faculty, and administrators expressing appreciation. The week was a great success overall, and the office hopes to build on this momentum with future programs.