Mount Saint Mary’s opens its Doheny Campus to the community for Halloween
Oct. 27, 2017 / Los Angeles — A tradition that began 28 years ago will continue this coming Tuesday, Oct. 31, when Mount Saint Mary’s University opens the gates of its historic Doheny Campus to provide nearby families and surrounding neighborhoods with a fun and safe central venue for trick-or-treating.
Student volunteers and the University’s Student Affairs, Community Engagement and Campus Security teams work with the Los Angeles Police Department to create this unique event. During the week leading up to Halloween, students work tirelessly to transform the Mount’s West Adams-based campus into a Halloween landscape of scarecrows, spirits and more. And each year, students, faculty, staff and community partners together donate more than 20,000 pounds of candy.
On Halloween evening, students will hand out that candy from the porches of each of the historic mansions located on Chester Place, the famous thoroughfare that runs through the University’s Doheny Campus. This space was once the very first gated community in Los Angeles in the early 1900s, serving as home to millionaires such as the baron Edward L. Doheny and his wife, Estelle.
In 1962, Chester Place became Mount Saint Mary’s second L.A. campus. Today, the Doheny Campus is home to the University’s Graduate Division; Weekend/Evening College, a bachelor’s degree program that is designed for working adults; education credential program; and associate in arts programs. The Doheny Campus often hosts public programming and complements Mount Saint Mary’s original home — its 1925-founded Chalon Campus located in the Santa Monica Mountains in Brentwood, which still hosts the University’s traditional baccalaureate program.
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Gates open at 6 p.m.
Children’s costume and dance contests at 6:30 p.m.
Trick-or-treating ends at 8:30 p.m.
Mount Saint Mary’s University
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007