October 21, 2017
Students passing out candy to trick-or-treaters at 2016 Safety Street

Pounds of Snickers, Reese’s, Hershey and Twix bars will be handed out to brave little goblins and ghouls visiting University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus for the 28th annual Safety Street. The fun and safe trick-or-treating event will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Area school children and their families are invited to attend this free event.

Each year, fraternities, sororities and student organizations participate in the fun evening by decorating booths for the children to trick-or-treat. Detroit Mercy students in Halloween attire distribute more than 2,000 pounds of candy and offer free face-painting during the event.  Students from the School of Dentistry distributes free toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss to the kids as well.

Visiting campus this year were students from the following Detroit schools: Bagley Elementary, Palmer Park Prep Academy, Bates Academy, David Ellis Academy, Fitzgerald Elementary, Gesu Elementary, Glazer Elementary, Greenfield Union Elementary, Joy Prep Academy, Rutherford Elementary, International Prep Academy,  Vernor Elementary, Pasteur Elementary, Paul Robeson Academy, Schulze Academy-Middle School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary and Stewart Elementary.

The University's School of Architecture (SOA) was the first to establish Safety Street for neighborhood children, but the event soon evolved to include the entire Detroit Mercy community.  Over 400 neighborhood children from grades K-5 are expected to attend Safety Street this year, dressed in their favorite costumes. It will be a spooktacular celebration!

For more information about the event, contact the Office of Student Life at 313-993-1150.