The Week Ahead (October 29- November 4)

Do you need to take a break from studying to have some fun? Or are you looking to continue your learning outside the classroom through special discussions and guest speakers? This week is filled with exciting and educational events held across campus. Continue reading below to find out more!

One Book One Northwestern keynote with Margaret Atwood
Tuesday, October 30 from 4:30- 6:00 PM, Pick-Staiger Auditorium

Margaret Atwood, author of 2018-19 One Book The Handmaid’s Tale, will be coming to campus for a conversation with Northwestern English Professor Helen Thompson. Tickets are free of charge and can be reserved at

Halloween Movie Madness @ Millar
Tuesday, October 30 from 6:00- 10:00 PM, Alice Millar Chapel

On the night before Halloween, come to Alice Millar Chapel for a scary good time. At 6:00 PM, guests will be greeted by a live spooky organ prelude before the double feature, Hocus Pocus followed by The Nightmare Before Christmas, begins at 6:15. Snacks will be provided, and costumes are highly encouraged, as there will be a costume contest between the two features. For more information about this free event, go to planitpurple.

Halloween at Norris
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 30-31 from 12:00- 4:00 PM, Norris

On Tuesday and Wednesday, come to Norris between 12-3 PM to take fun photos in the photo fright booth located on the ground floor of Norris. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, come on Wednesday from 1-4 PM when there will be a candy grab at the main entrances of Norris. Stop by on either day for some special treats and to celebrate the Halloween spirit with friends! To learn more, visit planitpurple.

Día de Los Muertos Altar
Thursday, November 1 from 12:00- 2:00 PM, Multicultural Center

For Día de los Muertos, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) will be making an altar to honor the deceased family and friends of Northwestern community members. On November 1, students, faculty, and staff are invited to come to the Multicultural Center to help set up the altar, which will remain on display for the following two weeks. To read more about this event, visit the MSA website.

Study Abroad Fair in Norris
Thursday, November 1 from 2:00- 5:00 PM, Louis Room in Norris

Come learn more about options for studying abroad. Speak to both program representatives and to current Northwestern students who have already experienced this exciting adventure, and find answers to questions on everything from financial aid to mental health services. For more information about the Study Abroad Fair, click here.

Coffee Talk- Safety First! Q&A with NU Police Department
Friday, November 2 from 3:00- 4:30 PM, The International Office

Every Friday, CAPS and the International Office hold a workshop and dialogue series for international students and their friends. This week, the subject of discussion will be safety on and off campus, with special topics including bike safety and how to use SafeRide. Register for the workshop here.

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