Upcoming Events from OGS for Fall 2021

All OGS events are open to all current Northeastern students

Time Management

October 12 from 2:00pm-3:00pm (Virtual)

Do you find yourself losing track of how you’re spending your time? Do you sometimes face indecision or anxiety when it comes to defining which task should get your attention? As students, sometimes the hardest part of your academic experience isn’t managing your course - content, but rather managing all of your myriad obligations in a relatively short span of time. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the underlying causes of procrastination and how to overcome them so that you can focus on efficiency and productivity. You’ll also come away with concrete strategies that will aid in determining which of your competing priorities should come first in a given moment and establishing a schedule that will actually help you achieve balance.

Register on GoToWebinar

Scavenger Hunt

October 16 from 1:00pm-3:00pm EDT (Boston Campus)

At 1:00pm Saturday, October 16, all those registered will receive the clues for the scavenger hunt. Solve as many clues as you can in the time limit (1-3pm). Any photos sent past 3pm will not be counted. DM all answers and photos to the @nu_ogs Instagram account. You must send the clue number, fill in the blank and send the required picture to get the points! Make sure to include your group name! By sending us your photos you are giving us permission to repost them on our social media. Assign one person per group to take all the photos (so everything is in one place). Message @nu_ogs on Instagram with your group photo submissions to be entered to win a prize.

Sign your team up here!

SCAM Fest!

October 19 from 2:00pm-4:00pm EDT Curry Student Center Indoor Quad and Pit (Boston Campus)

Come learn about the different types of scams and how to protect yourself from them. Pick up fun swag along the way!

Beyond Borders: Italy

October 25 from 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT Curry Student Center Senate Chambers

Join the Office of Global Services (OGS), Co-op Connections and GEO for lunch and a global discussion as we explore life and culture beyond Northeastern’s campus. Each program will focus on a different area of the world and include foods native to that region. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students, faculty, and staff while gaining a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world we live in. Leave with a little Italian snack.

Tie Dye on the Quad

October 25 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT, Krentzman Quad (Boston Campus)

Come have some fun tie dying with us. We will provide each participant with a white T-shirt they you can take home with you. From 2-3pm while supplies last.


October 26 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT (Virtual)

Join this workshop to learn more about imposter syndrome and its capacity to make us feel like we don't belong in or aren't good enough for our academic programs. You'll come away with a better understanding of what imposter syndrome is and how to overcome negative self-talk and focus on your own strengths as a student and person.

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Study Strategies for Lifelong Learning

November 10 from 11:00am-12:00pm EDT (Virtual)

What’s the best way to study so that you can actually retain information for the duration of your program and your career? We’ll discuss how your brain stores information most effectively, active study strategies, and ways to master the different forms of test-taking in the Northeastern classroom.

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International Winter Holiday Trivia

November 17 from 2:00pm-3:00pm (Virtual)

Holidays are celebrated differently all over! Join us for some fun festive trivia to learn about how holidays are celebrated around the world.

Attend on Zoom

Thanksgiving Gratitude and Games

November 23 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT (Virtual)

Join us for some thanksgiving inspired digital games and gratitude activities.

Attend on Zoom

Study Hall

December 7th from 12:00pm-4:00pm (Boston Campus)

Looking for a place to study for finals? The OGS has rented the Raytheon Amphitheater for the afternoon for a quiet place for you to study. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Availability is on a first-come first serve basis.

Past Events From This Semester

Annual Traditions

Every year you can look forward to special programming from OGS that celebrates annual traditions.


Carnevale celebrates the rich diversity found on campus through the promotion of intercultural awareness and exploration during the months of February and March. A variety of festivities will encourage a connection between members of the Northeastern community, while highlighting the wonderful differences between our backgrounds and lifestyles. This collaboration and participation emphasizes the existence of a singular beautiful humanity here at Northeastern.

Carnevale has a special focus on student-led programming. Student groups are encouraged to submit a proposal to run an event in partnership with OGS during Carnevale. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend events.

International Education Week

Every November, the Office of Global Services promotes a robust calendar of event programming across Northeastern University in celebration of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which promotes global education and exchange experiences.

With over 14,000 international students and scholars and hundreds of intercultural opportunities across the globe, Northeastern recognizes the interdependence among nations and values the diversity of our collective experiences, perspectives, and thoughts. This rich institution truly is greater than the sum of its parts.


Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the U.S. and Canada, similar to other harvest festivals celebrated in countries all over the world. We at OGS want to make sure that you are included in this national tradition and that you feel at home on campus. Check this page to see what events will be offered in late November!


Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is a four to five day-long festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists every autumn in the northern hemisphere. NU hosts a celebration full of culture, food, dance and musical performances each year to celebrate the holiday.

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