Halloween Events at Columbia

Published on Oct 25, 2013

It’s that time of year again…24-Hour Night! Wondering what to do this Halloween? Columbia has a slew of events for you to choose from and there’s something for everyone!

WED, OCT 30

MCA Horrorthon, Pt. 1
11:00 AM-7:00 PM, 618 S. MICHIGAN, 4TH FLOOR
Come to the first night of a multicultural horror film marathon! All films are chosen by the Multicultural Affairs student organizations.

Mask-Making Workshop
4:30-6:00 PM, 916 S. WABASH, 4th Flr

A costume isn’t complete without a mask. Make a spooky mask and be sure to scare people during 24-Hour Night.

Acoustic Kitchen
5-7:00 PM, 623 S. WABASH, HAUS

Columbia’s acoustic open mic night has a horrifying twist this time. Come see this special edition of showcased talent! 

Costume Parade: CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

6-6:30 PM, 916 S. Wabash, Lobby

Don’t have costume? Borrow one from Columbia’s vault in the Loft on the fourth floor. Now what’s a costume without people to share it with? Display your costume at the campus parade.

Haunted Papermaker’s Garden: NEW LOCATION
6-8:30 PM, 731 S. Plymouth Court

See the many frightening performances the Papermaker’s Garden. 

Costume Dodge Ball
6-9:00 PM, 501 S. WABASH

Costume dodge ball! Come display your aiming and ducking skills. If you're bad, no one will know it's you. The tournament is open to Columbia and Roosevelt students.

Horror Movies and Karaoke
6-11:00 PM, 731 S. PLYMOUTH, LOBBY

As a tribute to all things horrific, watch some horror movies and karaoke performances. Refreshments will be provided.

Haunted House
6:30-9:30 PM, 916 S. WABASH, 3rd flr.

Various student organizations teamed up to create the scariest haunted house yet. Walk through this massive maze of horrors!! Free.

THUR, OCT 31

Ghost Writers’ Reading
5-7:00 PM, 624 S. MICHIGAN, LIBRARY 3RD FLR

Use your words, not your sickles, at this frightening reading. Features a reading by legendary horror author Mort Castle, plus a mask-making station and refreshments. 

Pumpkin Carving Contest
5-7:30 PM, 618 S. MICHIGAN, 4th flr

The International Student Organization is hosting a pumpkin carving contest. Show off your art skills. Pumpkins are provided.

Wiseass
7-9:00 PM, 623 S. WABASH, HAUS

Laugh your ass off! See the Halloween-themed comedy open mic competition hosted by SPB. Sign up at 6 p.m. Show is at 7 p.m.

MasQueerade Ball
7-10:00 PM, 1104 S. WABASH, CONAWAY CENTER

Common Ground and The LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community are hosting a party featuring music, dancing and you and your costume. There’s a mask-making station too. 

MCA Horrorthon, Pt. 2
7:30-10:00 PM, 618 S. MICHIGAN, 4TH FLOOR

If you missed it the first time, you can check out the second half of the multicultural horror film marathon hosted by the Multicultural Affairs student organizations.

Bewitched Breakfast
9:30-10:30 PM, 1104 S. Wabash, Conaway Center

Nighttime is fright time and it's also mealtime. Take care of your devilish appetite with this nighttime breakfast.