Halloween Activities

There are many opportunities for members of UChicago's community and their families to enjoy Halloween. View the list below for Halloween activities happening this year on campus and in neighboring areas.


On Friday, October 27 at 5 p.m., UChicago Guild of Carillonists will have a concert of spooky music. Bring a blanket or chairs to the east lawn of Rockefeller Chapel (weather permitting) or enjoy the music and snacks from inside the chapel. 

Boos n' Ribs

Join the Council on University Programming for Boos n' Ribs, featuring free food/drinks, live music, and dancing on Friday, October 27 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Ida Noyes Hall. 

DOC Films

DOC Films will screen the following movies:

  • Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. - Thirst
  • Saturday, October 28 at 4 p.m. - The Ice Storm
  • Saturday, October 28 at 7 p.m. - Passages
  • Sunday, October 29 at 3 p.m. - Passages
  • Sunday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. - Manila in the Claws of Light
  • Sunday, Octotober 29 at 7 p.m. - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligiri

Haunted Halloween at the ISAC Museum

Celebrate Halloween at the ISAC Museum on Saturday, October 28! There is so much to do on this spook-tacular day! Join us for free face painting, gallery puzzles, candy, crafts, and spooky tours. Make your own demon-trapping bowls, decorate our tomb mural with offerings, or take a break to get your face painted! 

MAB Student Show at the Smart Museum

The Major Activities Board is hosting a student show at the Smart Museum on Friday, October 27 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

University Symphony Orchestra (USO) Halloween Concert

The USO is hosting a Halloween concert on Saturday, October 28. There are two shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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