Service & Maintenance Staff
Curry Student Center
Popular Places to Chill
- Centennial Commons
- Curry Student Center
- Marino Center lobby
- Shillman Hall
Coffeehouse on Campus
Starbucks in afterHOURS, Dunkin' Donuts, and Cyber Café are some places to grab coffee and relax on campus.
Movie Theater on Campus
NU is pretty committed to staying green. In fact, the school received an A- on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, the highest of any Boston-based university.
- ABP: Au Bon Pain
- afterHOURS: Northeastern's on-campus lounge, where you can get Starbucks, see musical performances (often free), and attend events such as date auctions and "Battle of the Bands."
- BHOP: The Boston House of Pizza
- The caf: Cafeteria/dining hall, either in Stetson West or Stetson East
- Co-op: Short for cooperative education, a co-op job typically lasts six months and is similar to an internship but with more responsibility. Nearly all Northeastern students take part in the co-op program.
- Curry: The Curry Student Center, where student groups have their offices; it's also home to many of Northeastern's on-campus dining locations such as Wendy's and Taco Bell.
- Dav: Davenport Commons, where many upperclass students live in on-campus dormitories
- The Hill: Mission Hill is the area past Northeastern on Huntington Avenue, where many students choose to live when going off campus because of the less expensive housing options.
- Mass Ave.: Massachusetts Avenue
- Middler: The year between sophomore and junior year at a five-year school
- OSCCR: Pronounced "Oscar," it's the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. If you get in some sort of trouble while a student at Northeastern, chances are you'll hear from OSCCR.
- The T: This is a nickname for Boston's subway/public transportation system; it will take you almost anywhere you want to go!
- Beanpot Hockey: This ice hockey event involves a tournament between Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, and Northeastern.
- Sex Week: Every year, NU hosts Sex Week, a tradition where students can explore their sexuality through lectures and games.
- Springfest: Springfest is a celebration before the end of the semester. Usually, NU gets big-name musical acts like Wiz Khalifa and Third Eye Blind to come to campus.
The Husky, Northeastern's mascot, was adopted in 1927 when the first Husky, Sapsut, a canine with sled dog royalty, was brought to campus from Alaska. He received an honorary degree from the University president and was named forever more "King Husky." For decades, it has become customary for students to go to the Husky statue in Ell Hall and rub the Husky's nose for good luck.
Favorite Things To Do
Curry Student Center is really the hub of student life on campus. When the weather is nice, a great place to hang out with friends is Centennial Circle. You can grab a spot on the grass, bring some food, and study for finals in April when it's finally warm enough to go out without a coat. When it's snowing, grab your gloves and build a snowman or have a snowball fight in Centennial Circle or Krentzman Quad!
Student groups host all sorts of different events during the week and on weekends, and you don't need to be a member to attend many of them. There are two theaters that feature student performances and guest speakers such as Stephen Colbert and Bob Saget.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Student organizations range from academic clubs to Greek life to special interest societies.
Student Activities Offered
- Campus ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International student organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Model UN
- Music ensembles
- Musical theater
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes