It’s spooky season in South Carolina

Although South Carolina is only just starting to cool down, spooky season is in full swing. We are just days away from Halloween and students are already slipping on leaves, so it’s time to fully embrace everything pumpkin spice flavored and enjoy the fall festivities at UofSC.

Pumpkin carving

Put your creative carving skills to the test at Carolina Productions' Pumpkin Carving on Greene Street. On Oct. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. you’ll have the opportunity to carve out a spooky jack-o'-lantern or, if you’re more advanced, an elaborate Cocky masterpiece. 

Monsters, Murder & Mayhem

Combine your love of comics and the spirit of the season by joining Four Color Fantasies curator David Shay for his talk, “Monsters, Murder & Mayhem — The Nightmare World of Horror in American Comics,” 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the Hollings Special Collections Library Program Room for Saturday’s Open Gallery.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 

Witness a cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Russell House Theater. You can dress to impress for this spooky showing. 

Ghost tours

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University Ambassador’s ghost tours. On Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. ambassadors will dress up as zombie students and ghosts as they tell compelling ghost stories and lead small groups around the most haunted spots on campus. 

Deceased Farm

Get ready for the fright of your life with Columbia’s most haunted attraction, Deceased Farm. UofSC students have the chance to experience the self-guided haunt through six terrifying buildings, three outdoor zones and 2 acres of creepy cornfields for free with a Carolina Card on Oct. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Shuttles to Deceased Farm will start leaving from the Horseshoe at 7 p.m.

Kitchen tricks and treats

Student health services will be hosting a Halloween-themed cooking class on Oct. 30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the CHW Demo Kitchen, Room 219. Have fun with traditional fall flavors and enhance your cooking chops. Pineapple Head Turkey Sliders, Veggie Pumpkin Chili and Caramel Apple Dip will be on the menu so don’t mind if we do. You can sign up for the class on MyHealthSpace under groups/workshops. 


Do you dare to be scared? Visit Blatt PE Center on Halloween night for an evening of thrills complete with a haunted house and survivors' party. The event will go from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and costumes are encouraged. For everything you need to know before attending the event, visit the Carolina Productions website. If you’re interested in volunteering at the event, contact for a chance to scare.

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