Photo by Sanjay Suchak.
Tuesday, thousands of revellers participated in one of UVA's signature community events, joining a 30-year tradition that has become a beloved part of the Charlottesville autumn season. Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn annually draws together students from across the University, faculty, staff, and residents of Charlottesville and the surrounding counties who are looking for a fun, safe, family-friendly atmosphere. Lawn and Pavilion residents open their homes, and with the help of sponsoring student organizations and candy donations from secret societies, provide seasonal treats to crowds of princesses, superheroes, book characters, monsters, and other creatively-clad children. For many of the families that come to enjoy the event, Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn has become an important family tradition as well as a University one. For students, it is a welcome break from the stress of exams and paper deadlines.
President Sullivan joined Patricia Lampkin, UVA's vice president and chief student affairs officer, and her husband Wayne Cozart, director of the Jefferson Trust, at their home in Pavilion V for the occasion, dressed in her own red cape. Lampkin and Cozart are experienced Trick-or-Treating experts, having lived on the Lawn more than once, returning most recently in 2004. They and other residents of the Academical village have first-hand seats to witness the families, children, and students who are involved in the event.
To learn more about the history of Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn, check out this UVA article. You can also view more photos of this year's event, check out a video, and see coverage in the Cavalier Daily and by local news station CBS 19.