In Your Community

Living off campus gives us the unique opportunity to get involved in our community and meet neighbors. The Community Ambassadors host events off campus, attend community meetings and gatherings to learn about their neighborhood, and can help you find some of your neighborhood’s hidden gems! See some of our off campus events below and how you can get involved with us!

Spring Semester Opportunities

We often hear of great ways to get involved off campus and want to share them with you. If you follow us on social media (@NUoffcampus), or subscribe to our newsletter, we always will share these out!

Here are upcoming opportunities for Spring 2023!

  • Receive service opportunities in your inbox! Sign up for the NU Community Service Weekly Digest here. This newsletter includes weekly opportunities, virtual options, Alternative Spring Break trips and more. 
  • Distribute food packages each month with Fenway Cares! More info and sign-up here
  • Take the Civic Power Pledge with the City of Boston! Take action steps to get involved locally and meet fellow Bostonians doing the same. 
  • CA Coffee Chats and Off Campus Adventures dates can be found here


Community Husky Award

Students chosen for the Community Husky Award were nominated by their peers and community members as being involved off campus, participating in community service, and for being a good neighbor!

Community Husky Nominations open in March every year, and the selected recipient is honored at the Student Life Awards in April. Follow us @NUoffcampus on Instagram or sign-up for our newsletter.

Congratulations to our 2022 Community Husky Award recipient, Maggie Sexton-Dwyer

Nomination Process! Nominate individuals for the Community Husky Award to recognize their significant contributions to the community. Nominations are accepted from all members of Northeastern’s campuses across the globe, and the submission process involves the following steps:

  1. Provide the first and last name of the person you want to nominate.
  2. Indicate the location of the campus you attend.
  3. Select your degree program.
  4. Provide the nominee’s Northeastern email address.
  5. Briefly describe the reason you think this person should receive the Community Husky Award.

Breakfast Club

During the spring and fall we host between 8-10 clean ups in Mission Hill, Fenway and South End/Roxbury neighborhoods. CA’s meet up with students, hand out supplies, and lead the group through the streets to keep our community looking beautiful! After the 1 hour clean up, join your new friends and CAs for a light breakfast at a local coffee shop. Complete this form to sign up for Breakfast Club!

Breakfast club is only offered in the fall and spring semesters. More information, including our weekly Breakfast Club dates here.

All Breakfast Club participants will be invited to an end of your beautification project and celebration on April 1st, 2023! 

Engage with others!

We also host other events to allow off campus students to engage with each other. From trips to Salem during Halloween to community socials, we love to get off campus students together just for some fun social activities.

Co-op Mentor Program

The Northeastern Co-op Mentor program allows alumni and students from around the world to engage and expand their personal network. This program, developed by the Office of Alumni Relations, it makes it easy for you to make a strong connection with a student in your city. Alumni mentors help co-op students navigate their careers and professional development, potentially transforming their co-op experience, while co-op students get the opportunity to gain valuable expertise and knowledge from alumni who are leaders in their fields. Students and alumni can leverage the robust, global Northeastern network to achieve what’s next.

Learn More and Apply to be a Mentor or Mentee in your City!


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