Campus Life

Resident Assistants host pumpkin painting event for residents

Written for The Argo by Esmeralda Rivera

On Friday, October 28th, 2022, the Resident Assistants of the Chris Gaupp property hosted a pumpkin-painting event to provide a sense of relaxation and to get residents in the Halloween spirit.

Stockton students paint pumpkins together in the Chris Gaupp lobby. Photo courtesy of Esmeralda Rivera.

Residential Assistants supplied pumpkins, art supplies, and snacks to help attendees connect with one another and enjoy a relaxing night with their neighbors. Attendees were given orange and white pumpkins, along with paint, paper, glitter, and vintage markers, which were also used to decorate the front windows for the fall season. During the arts and crafts session, residents enjoyed complimentary cupcakes, sugar cookies, and other treats. Those that attended expressed their appreciation for the event and enjoyed making a variety of pumpkins, which many left outside their apartment doors to show off and decorate the hallway.

One of the Resident Assistants, Kaley Howard explained that the event was meant to act as a stress-relieving activity, stating that they hosted it “so our students and residents can relax and enjoy the festivities of the fall season.” A Chris Gaupp resident and third-year Elementary Education major, Jessica Vasquez, enjoyed the event, stating that “I had a blast painting pumpkins and it was a great time. It’s lit!” She also invited a couple of her friends living on campus to join the festivities.

The Chris Gaupp property holds 150 students, most of them transfer or continuing students, and is located at 421 Chris Gaupp Drive, 2.5 miles off campus.