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Adventure Center 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

* The Adventure Center is closed during University closures and closures of the Student Recreation Center

Contact Information

The Adventure Center

Assistant Director
Christine Lagattolla

Student Manager
Tyler Pellegrini

Trip Leader Student Manager
Justin Wiewora

Student Manager of Gear Rentals
Jessica Wind

Student Manager of Team Facilitation
Daria Porter

Outdoor Adventures

Congrats to the Huskie Service Scholars volunteering for Outdoor Adventures this year for winning second place at the NIU Community Engagement Showcase! 

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For over 25 years, Outdoor Adventures (OA) has been providing outdoor experiences to the Northern Illinois University community which includes students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

We believe the outdoors has something to offer to everyone. We welcome you to visit our rental center, peruse our resources, and get involved.

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The Adventure Center is located on the West side of the Student Recreation Center. You can enter through the front door, and head right, past the front desk. There is a separate entrance on the far West side of the Recreation Center as well, to either visit or load and unload gear through. See our hours for access. You can find FREE literature and equipment to rent at the Adventure Center too. We look forward to helping you with your next adventure!