Halloween do’s and don’ts for college students

Follow these simple tips to have the best Halloween ever.With Halloween on the horizon, it’s not only time to start thinking about your costume, if you haven’t done so already, but to start planning all of your trick-or-treat festivities.

For college students, including those who are in a dental assistant program or medical coding college, Halloween tends to be a little bit more exciting than it is for the general populace. It’s a time to take a break from your studies and your work life, let your hair down a bit and have some fun. But, of course, it’s important that you have that fun without compromising your academic or personal life.

Do’s and don’ts for college students during Halloween

In order to get the most enjoyment out of Halloween, just follow some of these do’s and don’ts:

  • Do: Indulge your sweet tooth. It’s Halloween, and even the most calorie-conscious among us deserve a break. What better time to give yourself a night off than Halloween?
  • Don’t: Overindulge your sweet tooth. There is, of course, a limit to that indulgence. You don’t want to give yourself a mouthful of cavities in one night. Know your limits and try not to push them. Either way, with Thanksgiving coming up a month later, you should probably plan on spending a little extra time in the gym during the first couple weeks of November.
  • Do: Buy a fun costume.1 Don’t feel ashamed to dress up as a favorite movie character, or to wear a silly guise that mocks a pop culture icon or political figure. That’s the other great thing about Halloween, you get to let go of your inhibitions a little bit.
  • Don’t: Wear something too revealing or insulting.2 At the same time, be careful with what you choose to wear. You don’t want to wear a costume that is going to cause you more trouble than it’s worth.
  • Do: Go to a party. Halloween night is one of the best party nights of the year, with people of all ages and backgrounds taking part in the festivities.
  • Don’t: Lose control of yourself.3 Parties also tend to mean a lot of drinking. Be responsible and make sure you have a designated driver or can take public transportation to and from the festivities.

1 Faitho, Heidi, “Halloween on a College Student’s Budget,” Rccblog.com, Oct. 26, 2010. http://rccblog.com/2010/10/26/halloween/
2 “6 Halloween Safety Tips,” Life360.com. http://www.life360.com/blog/6-halloween-safety-tips/
3 Do, Tyler, “Halloween Safety Tips for College Students,” Spatan Daily, Oct. 24, 2013. http://spartandaily.com/30260/halloween-tips