NUHOC stands for Northeastern University Huskiers and Outing Club. We are the outdoors club of Northeastern University.
- We go camping in the White Mountains almost every weekend at our club-owned yurt
(aka “the Loj”). The Loj serves as a base camp for doing all kinds of outdoor activities in the White Mountains.
- We do outdoor activities, including:
- ⛰️ hiking
- ⛷️ skiing/snowboarding
- 🧗 climbing
- 🚴 biking
- 🎒 backpacking
- 🛶 canoeing/kayaking
- We welcome all ability and commitment levels and we want to help you be able to go on fun trips!
We have weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. The best way to stay up to date is to join the Slack. Check the calendar to see our upcoming trips and to find where the next meeting will be held. You can find our latest club updates on the homepage.
We are one of the largest student groups on campus, and we attract hundreds of new students every semester. We take pride in the fact that we welcome all students interested in any outdoor activities to join us, so welcome!
NUHOC is fortunate to own the Brown Memorial Lodge in Shelburne, NH, traditional land of the Abenaki people. Our Loj was built in 1971 by Northeastern students who wanted a place to spend weekends outside, in the woods, and away from the city. We use it not only as a base camp for nearly all of our trips, but also as our home away from home.
The Loj is primarily maintained by a group of students and alumni known as the Loj Committee. Loj Committee members are also known as LCs. A student can become a part of the Loj Committee by going to the Loj three times, giving a speech, completing a list of 25 items to learn more about how to run the Loj and become a better leader, hosting a dinner, and being voted on by the Loj Committee. When someone becomes a Loj Committee member, they receive keys to the Loj for life. Loj Committee Trainees (LCTs) are also an important part of the leadership of the Loj. We have many active LCTs who are helping to make the Loj a better place and working toward getting their keys for life someday.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Loj, the Loj Committee, and NUHOC, visit our history page and come to our weekly meetings!