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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.

National Outdoor Leadership School: The Exploration Film Tour 10/23 7:00 p.m. 

Come meet and talk with National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) representatives on Monday, October 23rd.

Stop by their table at the Holmes Student Center between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Or attend the Exploration Film showing at 7:00 p.m. in the Rec Center Meeting Room. This event is FREE and open to the public.

We'll be showing 8 short films, followed by a Q&A session about opportunities with NOLS. Enjoy free popcorn and support the OA Club bake sale and door prizes!

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Trip 1/10-15/18

Outdoor Adventures has an epic winter break trip planned for you!  We are going to Keystone, CO with Lifestylez  which includes four days of skiing at Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Vail, Arapahoe, as well as Keystone.  To receive transportation to and from Colorado and optional snowboard rental (first come first serve) you can register with Outdoor Adventures, however the payment for the package will go through Lifestylez which costs $495 includes a 4-day lift ticket and 6-day lodge package. Contact us with any questions at 

Register for the Lifestylez Package Here 
If this link does not work please email to be added to the list.

Register for NIU Transportation NIU Students Here Faculty/Staff/Community Here


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