Can’t-miss Northeastern events in May

From Commencement celebrations to the future of healthcare, here are some must-see events this month.

CommencementFest 2016

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, this festive celebration will take place on Thursday, May 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Centennial Common. Graduating seniors and their families are invited to attend this free event while enjoying food, fun, and camaraderie with the Northeastern community.

Check out news@Northeastern on Thursday for a complete preview of CommencementFest and be sure to register for the event.

Keepin’ It Cool

This laid back weekly series offers free ice cream, novelties, and tunes for those on campus during the summer months. No registration is required. It will kick off on Wednesday, May 11, at 11:45 a.m. on Centennial Common and continue through August.

In the event of rain, Keepin’ It Cool moves to afterHOURS.

Women who Empower: The Future of Healthcare

Ellen Zane, the recently retired president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center, will discuss the future of healthcare at the latest Women who Empower event.

The event, which includes networking and a light supper, will take place on Tuesday, May 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center. Register here.

Women in the Law conference

The Northeastern University School of Law’s eighth annual Women in the Law conference provides career development and guidance for female attorneys and other working professionals.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Moving Mountains” and will feature a keynote address by Dana Fabe, NUSL’76, chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. There will also be panel discussions and breakout sessions on topics such as social media presence and public-private partnerships.

This all-day conference on Friday, May, 20, begins at 8:30 a.m. in Dockser Hall. Register here.

Minds over Matters

NUterm’s faculty speaker series kicks off on Wednesday, May 25, and will feature presentation throughout the summer from top scholar faculty at Northeastern. Thomas Vicino, associate professor of political Science, public policy and urban affairs, will talk at 5:30 p.m. on May 25 in 105 Shillman Hall about the evolution of metropolitan development in the U.S.

Post-season for Athletics

As Northeastern’s spring sports season winds down, the Huskies will have their sights set on the conference playoffs and beyond.

The men’s and women’s track and field teams will head to Elon, North Carolina, this weekend to compete in the Colonial Athletic Association championship meet. The men’s team is the defending champion.

Women’s rowing will look to win its fifth title in six years at the CAA championships on Sunday, May 15, in West Windsor, New Jersey, while the men’s rowing team will travel down the Mass Pike to Worcester, Massachusetts, to row in the Eastern Sprints that same day.

And baseball, currently fourth in the CAA standings, will play league foe Towson in a three-game series at Friedman Diamond May 19-21. The team will then play in its conference tournament starting Wednesday, May 25, in South Carolina, at the College of Charleston.

Visit for information about livestream’s for each contest.