Fourteen spooktacular ways to celebrate Halloween
It’s that time of year again where the leaves begin to fall, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes are in the air, and everyone is scrambling to get their costumes together. Yes, fall—and Halloween—are upon us. Here is our top list of Halloween activities around campus (and Chicago). So carve your Loyola themed pumpkin, grab a candy bucket, and let’s go.
The New 400 Theatre again hosts their spooky movie marathon. It’s a great chance to see all your favorite scary movies on the big screen while enjoying some of that delicious popcorn.
Monday, October 24–Monday, October 31, 9 p.m.
Admission: $3 per movie, $20 for an unlimited pass
Ghostbusters Film Screening
“I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” Stop by the Damen Cinema to see the newest Ghostbuster film. Be prepared to laugh and watch some fantastic ladies battle ghosts!
Thursday, October 27–Saturday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Advocate’s Movie Night
Join Loyola’s Advocate in Dumbach Hall for a special showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Don’t be afraid to dress up in costume!
Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m.
Psychology Club’s Halloween Movie Night
Start your Halloween weekend off right with a Halloween movie from Psychology Club! Join them in the Mundelein Center for a Halloween treat!
Thursday, October 27, 4 p.m.
Library Haunted House
The University Libraries presents the Library of the Damned, a haunted house in the Library Storage Facility of the Sullivan Center. Cookies, spiders, and spooks will be provided!
Friday, October 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Loyolacore Halloween Show
Are you ready to jam out this Halloween? Join Loyola bands as they dress up and rock out to some famous songs in the Rambler Room!
Friday, October 28, 6 p.m.
Italiola Halloween Ball
Italiola is hosting their first Halloween-themed ball in Kasbeer Hall. Join in for some delicious food, dancing, and good times!
Friday, October 28, 6 p.m.
Put on a costume and get a chance to skate. Sign us up! The Department of Programming is hosting the Masquerade Skate in the Damen Student Center. Stop by for free food, music, and dancing.
Friday, October 28, 7–10 p.m.
Tour of the Crypt
Are you brave enough to take a trip through the crypt beneath Madonna della Strada? Fr. Jerry Overbeck, S.J. leads students each year into this less visited part of the chapel. Make sure to show up right on time for a surprise!
Graduate Masquerade Ball
All graduate, professional, and adult students are encouraged to head down to Regents Hall at the Water Tower Campus for the fourth annual Masquerade Ball. Costumes aren’t mandatory but are always welcome! Come enjoy a night of dancing.
Friday, October 28, 8 p.m.
Loyola’s own AcaFellas and The Silhouettes present their free Stranger Things-themed concert. Expect spooky songs and a few classics. Join them in the Mullady Theatre in CFSU for good times, jolly tunes, and maybe even some candy corn.
Friday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
Loyola’s 9th Annual Trick-or-Treat
Trick-or-Treat is back this year at Dumbach Hall. Pass out sweet treats to kids from Rogers Park and Edgewater and have a chance to make someone’s Halloween special. Plus it’s another chance to dress up. Win–win, am I right?
Sunday, October 30, 1 p.m.
Details: Visit LUC Central to sign up.
Celebrate Halloween with a good old fashion parade. Lakeview families and neighbors participate in the Halloween Parade each year. Attendees can expect costumes and candy being thrown into the crowd. The parade route is on Halsted Street between Addison and Belmont avenues.
Monday, October 31, 5 p.m.
Nancy Caciola: The Restless Dead in the Middle Ages
Professor Nancy Caciola, from the University of California San Diego will be presenting The Restless Dead in the Middle Ages in the Crown Center Auditorium. Expect some spooky tales from our past!
Monday, October 31, 4 p.m.
Check out additional events and keep an eye on the University Calendar for more! Don't forget residence halls are also planning special activities in celebration of Halloween, so check in with your RA for details.