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Everything you need to know about today’s State of the University address

Northeastern’s State of the University event is an annual celebration of the past year’s accomplishments and the university’s future goals. But this year’s event, which takes place Thursday, features a fresh new format different from years past—with three viewing locations to hear speakers deliver remarks from locations around the globe, as well as interactive stations set up across campus that highlight Northeastern’s ethos of being global, diverse, innovative, experiential, and entrepreneurial.

Here’s everything you need to know about the big day.

The schedule:

11 a.m. – Celebration stations open at five campus locations
Noon – State of the University address begins, available at three campus viewing locations and on Facebook Live and HuskyCable channel 82; an exclusive, live, behind-the-scenes look at the London-based portion of the address will be available on Snapchat.

Select a viewing or celebration station for details.

The celebration stations:

Celebration locations scattered across campus will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to immerse themselves in activities, enjoy free food, and collect free giveaways.

Celebration stations can be found at:

International Village lobby

Theme: Experiential

With global co-op experiences in 136 countries and vast undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, Northeastern students can learn anytime, and from anywhere. This station will showcase these experiential learning options through engaging videos and materials and exemplify the vastness of what experience means at Northeastern.

Curry Student Center mezzanine

Theme: Global

Some 11,000 Northeastern students participate in global experiential learning opportunities each year in 136 countries on all 7 continents, including Antarctica. At this station, the Global Experience Office will highlight the array of global opportunities, from international co-ops and dialogues of civilization, to study abroad and service learning.

ISEC lobby

Theme: Innovative

This station, in the heart of Northeastern’s premiere research center—ISEC—will feature the latest information on the university’s pathbreaking research in the institutes for network science, homeland security, cybersecurity and privacy, global resilience, and coastal sustainability.

Latinx Student Cultural Center

Theme: Diverse

This station highlights the university’s inclusive culture and its celebration of diversity. Hosted by the Latinx Student Cultural Center, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the station will feature cultural center from across campus, including the Latinx Student Cultural Center, the LGBTQA Resource Center, Hillel, and the Social Justice Resource Center.

Dodge Hall lobby

Theme: Entrepreneurship

Student groups such as the Entrepreneurship Club, Generate, IDEA, IP Co Lab, and Scout will showcase their work, while attendees will have the opportunity to sample food and beverages from Eat Your Coffee and DrinkMaple, two ventures launched by Northeastern students.

The State of the University address:

This year’s address, which begins at noon, will feature updates from locations around the globe, including London, Silicon Valley, and Boston.

On-campus viewing stations can be found at:

  • International Village dining hall
  • Stetson West and East dining halls
  • Curry Student Center

The address will also be streamed live on Facebook:

Check out the Northeastern Snapchat account for an exclusive, live, behind-the-scenes look at the London-based portion of today’s State of the University address.

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