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Outdoor Adventures

For over 30 years, Outdoor Adventures (OA) has been providing outdoor experiences to the NIU community which includes students, faculty, staff and the general public.

We believe the outdoors has something to offer everyone. We welcome you to visit our rental center, peruse our resources and get involved. Subscribe to our mailing list.

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge 9/18-10/15

Hey friends! Show your support for our campus and experience the benefits of nature to the mind and body.  Most outdoor activities count for points which go to your individual score and our school score! NIU is competing against 91 other schools in the nation! There are tons of great prizes for participants from each week's sponsors such as REI, The North Face, eno Hammocks, and Hydroflask. Download the app and find out more info at  Also follow us our Club Instagram or Facebook page.


For more information please contact Christine Lagattolla, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventures at 815-753-9422 or