Haven’t decided what to do for Halloween yet? Here’s a run-down of some campus events.
ON NOW UNTIL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
It’s the season for squash, pumpkins, pies, and jack-o-lanterns! Stock up on all your pumpkin needs at the UBC Farm, whether it be for carving or cooking. Piles are sorted by size and price, and they’re all located next to the Harvest Hut.
Where: UBC Farm
Time: Mon to Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | On now until Oct 31
Cost: Depends on the pumpkin
Halloween-themed events are happening at Wesbrook Village throughout the month of October. From movies to trick-or-treating, there is an abundance of family-friendly activities to join in on.
Where: Wesbrook Village
Time: See their schedule of events | On now until Oct 31
Cost: Free or by donation
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20
Explore Japanese cinema through the horror classic, The Ring (with English subtitles). Bring your friends, your appetite, and get ready for a good time. Stay for the bubble tea hangout afterward!
Where: BUCH B309
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Cost: Members – Free; Non-members – $2
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
As per tradition, the UBC Sci-fi & Fantasy Society is hosting their Halloween party on the Friday preceding Halloween. Come by to carve pumpkins, eat pizza, and for a viewing of Stranger Things Season 2.
Where: BUCH B215
Time: Starts at 5:30 pm
Cost: Members – free; Non-members – $5
Wear your best costume and head out to watch the UBC Improv’s Halloween show. They will have prizes for the best costume! Get there early and get ready to laugh.
Where: SCRF 100
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $3 at the door, $4.50 online
Prepare yourself for one of the largest Halloween parties at UBC. This will be a complete takeover of the Nest for a campus-wide, multi-stage party! The Great Hall will host the main stage and grounds and the Pit Pub will be transformed into the Dungeon Stage, immersing you in hip-hop, trap, and underground beats. Don’t forget to show up in your best costume.
Where: AMS Nest
Time: Starts at 9:00 pm
Cost: Starts at $15
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
Looking for a more adventurous way to celebrate Halloween? The UBC Aqua Society will be trekking to Porteau Cove for their annual pumpkin carving Club Dive. First, you’ll carve your pumpkin and then you’ll explore one of the best lower mainland dive sites with artificial reefs and abundant marine life. There’ll be a BBQ lunch and potluck too.
Where: Porteau Cove
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Rentals will be 50% for the trip – Email them for details and to RSVP
Join for a day of Halloween cosplay. There will be snacks, refreshments, a prize raffle, and sp00ky activities. End off the night with music and dancing!
Where: AMS Nest
Time: 6:00 – 11:00 pm
Cost: Members – $8; Non-members – $10
UBC’s arts & culture community is taking over Koerner’s Pub and turning it into the Frankenstein Place for a night of Rocky Horror-inspired Halloween debauchery. They’ll have live music, Halloween drink specials, and a photobooth.
Where: Koerner’s Pub
When: Starts at 9:00 pm
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30
The UBC Circle K International Club is holding a Halloween Candy Bag Sale! All proceeds are going to the BC Children’s Hospital, so head to the Nest to grab some treats for you and your friends.
Where: AMS Nest – First Floor
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Oct 30 – 31
Cost: $1.50 per bag
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
The UBC Community United Way Campaign has teamed up with Beta Theta Pi, Gamma Omicron Chapter of UBC, and the United Way of Lower Mainland to bring you a night of karaoke. Wear your best costume and spend a night with friends singing, all while supporting a great cause for the community.
Where: The Pit
When: Starts at 6:00 pm
Have a safe and fun Halloween, UBC!