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Adventure Center

Outdoor Adventures

For over 35 years, Outdoor Adventures (OA) has been providing outdoor experiences for NIU students, faculty, staff as well as services for the general public.

We provide a year-round program of scheduled trips and events, a year-round rental center, and custom team building services that are available by request for organized groups. 

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 email list to receive updates.

Upcoming Special Events

Fall 2018 Adventure Trip Schedule

Date(s) Event Location
9/5 – 11/7
Free! Weekly Crate Climbing NIU Rec Center Court 4
Sunday, 11/18 NOLS Exploration Film Tour NIU Rec Center Meeting Room

Trip Financial Assistance

If you would love to experience an outdoor adventure but the expense is your only barrier, we are now accepting scholarship applications. The maximum assistance available is 50 percent of the trip cost. Pick your adventure, then fill out the the Outdoor Adventure trip scholarship form.


For more information please contact Christine Lagattolla, assistant director for Outdoor Adventures at 815-753-9422 or clagattolla@niu.edu