Third Annual "Trick of Treat for Advice Week" a Success

Meghan Kenney, Assistant Dean, UAAP

The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming hosted its third annual “Trick or Treat for Advice Week” program during the week of October 26–30. This program is designed to raise student awareness about the UAAP office and the programs and resources it provides, and comes 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.

Similar 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 on their advice week card. Students who received three stickers received a Halloween goody bag and an entry into a TechCash raffle. Congratulations to Lila Jansen, who was our raffle winner!

Overall, the program was a huge success! By the end of the week, over 350 students had visited the UAAP office for at least one program, and over 30 completed the “Trick or Treat for Advice Week” challenge. Additionally, there were 100 students who took a few minutes of their time to write a gratitude note to someone at MIT who has given them support and advice this semester. The UAAP looks forward to continuing this annual tradition next year!