Halloween in the Halls

By Chelsea Bishop

November 1, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 8:17 AM EDT

Oneonta, NY (WBNG Binghamton) While many went house to house on Halloween, a college opened its campus so kids could go dorm-room to dorm-room.

Many families in Oneonta participated in "Halloween in the Hall," where kids were able to trick or treat in the resident halls, and students handed out candy.

SUNY Oneonta has hosted the event for the last 10 years.

Student volunteers showed trick-or-treaters to each resident hall, where kids were also able to paint their faces, play games and do arts and crafts.

In addition to trick-or-treating in the dorms, a Halloween carnival was put on by the honor society, Order of Omega.

"I think it's really important that the students reach out for the community because we do live in the community for a majority of our year when we are students," said Erin Fitzpatrick, president of Order of Omega. "It takes a lot from the students because the college such a big part of the town."

Admission for "Halloween in the Halls" cost $1 for children and $2 for an adult. The proceeds supported Opportunities for Otsego.

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