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Happy Halloween

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With haunted houses and ghost stories, pumpkins and candy corn, we’re wishing you a

Happy Halloween

Haunted Harvard

A host of ghosts

In these courses, undergraduate students learn about and craft tales of demons, monsters, and ghosts.

Explore “Haunted: Writing the Supernatural”

Explore “Supernatural Storytelling”

Ghost stories
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Something wicked this way comes

Get ready for Halloween with these haunting recommendations from across the University.

From tricks to treats

Learn about the past, present, and future of this haunting holiday.

  • Divinity School

Halloween’s forgotten history

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  • Peabody Museum

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead exhibit altar
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  • Office for Sustainability

Tips for a greener Halloween

A green pumpkin, with smaller orange pumpkins on the side
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  • Harvard Chan School

What to do with Halloween leftovers?

A bowl of Halloween candy
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  • American Repertory Theater

Cirque of the Dead

Two actors on stage
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Strange but true

This slime mold doesn’t have a brain but it performs many behaviors that we associate with thinking, like solving mazes, learning new things, and predicting events. Learn more about slime mold.

In 1848, Phineas Gage survived having a three-foot tamping iron blasted through his skull. Both his skull and the iron are housed at Harvard’s Countway Library. Learn more about Pineas Gage.