Get Involved in the 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! Follow us on Instagram @NUoffcampus and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to find out about new opportunities!

Breakfast Club Community Clean-Ups

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.

Breakfast club is only offered in the fall and spring semesters.

More information, including our weekly Breakfast Club dates during fall and spring semesters, here.

All Breakfast Club participants will be invited to an end of your beautification project and celebration in April 2024!


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 are open!  The selected student recipient is honored at the Student Life Awards in April, and will receive a gift card to a local business of their choice. 

Nomination form here. Nominations are due by 3/24/24!

Nominate off-campus Northeastern students for the Community Husky Award to recognize their significant contributions to the community. This award is meant to recognize a student that is a good neighbor, involved in their community, and civically-engaged off campus.

Nominations are accepted from all members of Northeastern’s campuses across the globe.

  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. Provide examples of the student’s commitment to the community and their involvement.  By highlighting the positive impact this student has made off campus, you will share why they should be recognized as this year’s Community Husky. 

The Community Husky Award is presented at the annual Student Life Awards in April. 

Congratulations to our 2023 Community Husky Award recipient, Ross Vieira


Expand your student network!

Our off-campus Community Ambassadors plan weekly programs to build community among students living off campus. Join us for meditation, coffee chats, community events, and more! The best way to stay informed is to follow us at @NUoffcampus on Instagram.

Good Neighboring – Community Opportunities!

We share ways to get involved off campus on social media (@NUoffcampus) and in our Husky Tracks newsletter. Please subscribe to our newsletter here.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • 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.


Home Away from Home

International graduate students are invited to be paired with a Boston community member to learn about the city from a local, expand your knowledge of Boston, and share your student experience with our neighbors to build a “home away from home” and a sense of community off campus.

This program is in partnership with the Office of Global Services and City and Community Engagement. The kick-off occurs every November during International Education Week on the Boston campus. After the kick-off, students and community members are able to meet up with their individual match and also attend group events co-hosted by Northeastern and community members. 

Learn more about the Home Away from Home program here. Interested in getting involved as a student or Boston community member? Contact us at

Photo: Home Away from Home 2023-2024 participants ice skating in Fenway.

New England Summer Adventures

Looking to travel outside of Boston this summer? Not sure where to go, how to get there, or what to do once there? Check out our itineraries for some of the hot spots in New England!



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!


Northeastern University

Off Campus Engagement and Support (Boston)

151 Speare Hall

(617) 373-8480


Yammer Community

Network Housing and Relocation

(617) 373-7071

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

or schedule a virtual appointment.