NIU Recreation

Upcoming Events

getting into canoe at East Lagoon

We're offering on-site, hourly rentals at the East Lagoon on Wednesdays throughout the fall semester starting Sept. 1. It's an easy process — select which...

ski and snowboarder in Colorado

Outdoor Adventures will be heading to Winter Park, Colorado in December. Come to the information meeting to learn what is included and more details about our...

geocaching workshop

Go on a modern-day treasure hunt when you join us for this geocache clinic. Learn some basic land navigation skills such as how to use a compass and practice...

volunteers behind cleaned up trash

Join us to celebrate National Public Lands Day and help clean trash out of our community treasure. The “Kish” is an amazing river; the south branch has its...

rock climbing

Climbing? Climb on! Head west till you reach the big ‘ol Miss and spend the day out doors rock climbing with Outdoor Adventures along its bluffs. Enjoy the...

Free Fitness Friday - Rec Group Fitness

Join us every Friday for a Free Group Fitness class! Sign-up online to attend! go.niu.edu/GroupFit 8/27/2021 - Danceworks9/3/2021 - Strong and...

campfire at west lagoon

Join NIU Outdoor Adventures for a Friday night campfire at the West Lagoon! A campfire is a favorite symbolic element of the outdoor adventure experience and...

canoeing and biking

Here is an opportunity to experience a local river. Spend the day canoeing down the Fox River from South Elgin to St. Charles for a 7.5-mile paddle - you can...

camping is intents with campfire and tents

Head up north to one of Wisconsin’s largest and most visited state parks, Devil’s Lake. Situated along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Devil's Lake State...

happy backpacker

Need an escape from your daily routine? This weekend is for you! Join us in backpacking and exploring the Yellow River State Forest in Iowa. Yellow River...

participants doing yoga on SUP boards

Breathe in, breathe out, experience yoga on a standup paddleboard (SUP) floating in the pool. SUP is a fun activity that can challenge your balance and...

hand on climbing hold

Learn about the history of bouldering as well as what type of gear and techniques are used to boulder. It's a great way to learn some basics, get started...

bike ride

Outdoor Adventures Bike the Local Trails / DeKalb, IL Have a bike but do not know where to ride locally? Join us to learn about the local bike trails in...

Halloween photo booth

Outdoor Adventures Trick or Treat Hunt at the MLK Commons / DeKalb, IL. Join NIU Outdoor Adventures for a night of fun and shenanigans starting at 7pm in...