Can’t-miss events on campus this November

Fall foliage is seen outside the Egan Research Center on Oct. 25, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Homecoming, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the 50th anniversary celebration of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute are among the happenings on Northeastern’s Boston campus in a November packed with things to do.


Husky Spirit Day

Mark Wednesday, Nov. 7 on your calendars for Husky Spirit Day! Snap and share a photo of yourself wearing red and black with the hashtag #nuhomecoming2018. Bonus points if you take one with Paws, the Huskies mascot, who will be giving out Homecoming swag to anyone wearing red and black, or with Northeastern’s mascot, King Husky.


A Husky Homecoming

Each year, Northeastern alumni, students, their parents, and friends come to the Boston campus to celebrate Homecoming. Student events start on Sunday Nov. 4, with a flag football game in Cabot Center. Attend events through the week, including on Thursday, Nov. 8 with the Homecoming Headliner, an evening with actress Tina Fey at 8 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 9, show your Husky pride at the FanFest Tailgate outside Matthews Arena at 5 p.m. before cheering on the men’s hockey team as the Huskies play against UConn at 7 p.m. On Saturday, cheer on the women’s hockey team, which has a 7-1-1 record to the season, when the Huskies face off against New Hampshire. For a full list of student-focused events from Nov. 4 – 10, registration, and ticket purchases, visit the official Homecoming website of the Center for Student Involvement.

The Office of Alumni Relations is also hosting Homecoming events Nov. 8 – 12 including, the Huntington 100 Alumni Mixer at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Alumni Center and the Northeastern University ROTC Alumni Society Homecoming Luncheon in Egan Research Center at 11:30 a.m. For alumni-focused events, visit the Homecoming website of Alumni Relations. If you have specific questions, email


The John D. O’Bryant Institute Celebrates 50 years

The John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, turns 50 this year! The anniversary celebration, coinciding with Homecoming week, takes place from Nov. 5 – 10. On Thursday, Nov. 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, visit the timeline exhibit highlighting the institute’s history. On Saturday, Nov. 10, spend an evening with television host and Northeastern graduate Wendy Williams at 8 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium, followed by a WRBB reunion party at 9 p.m., with a program of music and refreshments that goes until midnight in Curry Student Center.

Find a full list of the 50th anniversary events and where to register here.


Bake and Break Bread

Are you pro-pastry, but would rather buy it than attempt to bake at home? Or is gluten-free bread helping your stomach but hurting your soul? Start November on Thursday by taking your lunch in Xhibition Kitchen, where the gluten-tolerant and gluten-free can indulge in pastries. From 12 to 1 p.m., head baker of Hewn in Illinois, Ellen King, will provide free demonstrations for novice and experienced bakers alike. King will bake a few recipes from her new cookbook, Heritage Baking, which offers foolproof recipes for home bakers.


What’s your Money IQ?

Attend the Money Management workshop on Nov. 9 to find out! Through a series of exercises designed to build your Money IQ, the hourlong class will teach you how to budget your money, manage any debt, and tackle long-term financial planning. The free workshop takes place in Curry Student Center from 3 to 4 p.m.


Shine Bright at Diwali

Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, comes to Northeastern! On Wednesday, Nov. 7, enjoy Hindu, Jain, and Sikh Aarti traditions through musical and dance performances. Tantalize your taste buds with Indian food, decorate your skin with temporary Henna tattoos, and help spread your own light at 7 p.m. in the Sacred Space. Register here.


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Got the entrepreneurial spirit, but don’t know how to start up? Take your energy and curiosity to Global Entrepreneurship Week at Northeastern! The university will host a number of events from Nov. 12 – 18, as part of a Global Entrepreneurship Week, in which more than 130 countries participate in what is considered the largest celebration of innovators and entrepreneurs in the world. Get inspired at Dream, Discover, Disrupt on Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and meet fellow entrepreneurs at NEXPO on Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m., both events will be held in Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Hear Northeastern ventures pitch their innovative ideas ato Demo Day on Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Curry Student Center.

Learn more about the events here.


Naturalizing Immigration Reception

On Nov. 14, join the College of Arts, Media and Design for the opening of Naturalizing Immigration, an exhibition of text, artwork, and data visualization from the 2017-18 CAMD Dean’s Fellowship. The research team used census data and data visualization tools to illustrate population flows within and to the United States from 1790 to 2010. The exhibit starts at 4:30 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of West Village H, and will open on the heels of the national election, in which many candidates made immigration a staple of their platforms.


How to Survive Winter: For New Arrivals from Warmer Climes

Is this your first winter in Boston? Are you worried about what to wear and how to stay warm? If the answer to both questions is yes, then you need to attend Surviving Winter: 101 on Wednesday, Nov. 28 for a crash course on apartment hacks and cultivating the proper seasonal attire so you don’t turn into a human popsicle this winter. The free workshop takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. in Curry Student Center.



Northeastern’s athletics teams will be busy this month. The women’s hockey team, is ranked No. 8 in the country, hosts home games against New Hampshire on Nov. 10 and Boston College on Nov. 27. The men’s hockey team plays five home games at Matthews Arena this month, starting with a matchup against rival Boston University on Thursday night. And be sure to support women’s volleyball team when the Huskies play their final three regular-season home games in Cabot Center on Nov. 2 against Delaware, on Nov. 3 against Charleston, and on Nov. 5 against University of North Carolina Wilmington. Cheer on the men’s basketball team at its first game of the season at home against Boston University in Matthews Arena. A complete athletics schedule is available on the university’s athletics website.