Second Annual "Trick or Treat for Advice Week" a Success

By Meghan Kinney, Assistant Dean, New Student Programming, UAAP

The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming hosted its second annual “Trick or Treat for Advice Week” program from October 27-31,2014. The program is designed to raise student awareness about the UAAP office and the programs and resources it provides, at a point in the semester where students can be facing some stress. This year’s events included an office open house, an academic integrity quiz, a study break with associate advisors, and faculty receptions and lunches for first-year students.

Trick or Treat for Advice WeekSimilar to last year, students could also participate in the “Trick or Treat for Advice Week” challenge. By attending events and visiting the three UAAP office suites, students earned stickers for their advice week card. Students who collected three stickers received a Halloween goody bag and were entered into a TechCash raffle. Congratulations to Clare Liu, who was our raffle winner!

Overall, the program was a huge success. By the end of the week, 500 students had visited the UAAP office for at least one of the week’s programs, and over 60 completed the “Trick or Treat for Advice Week” challenge. Additionally, there were 110 students who took a few minutes of their time to write a gratitude note, a brief thank you note for someone at MIT who had given them support and advice this semester. The UAAP looks forward to continuing this annual tradition next year!