Fall Festival Weekend
Families of current students and alumni of NEC come to campus for a weekend of fun activities for everyone. This traditionally happens in the fall semester and gives everyone an opportunity to attend home athletic games, attend different entertainment on campus, participate in a variety of activities, and reminisce on college experiences. Learn more.
NEC Takes Over the Peak
Since 2015, NEC spends a winter afternoon at Pats Peak. Students, faculty, and staff enjoy free skiing, snowboarding, tubing, lessons, and rentals for the day. There are plenty of inside activities as well: music, food, drinks, and bingo.
Beginning in 2008, River Day, formerly known as “Snow Day in October” is a day in which the administration surprises students, faculty, and staff with canceled classes. This event brings our community together for a day of fun activities and events and gives everyone an opportunity to take a pause to enjoy everything happening around them. River Day has been held both in the fall and spring semesters, so you never know when it will happen, but it always seems to come at just the right time when everyone could use a break from the daily routine.
Late-Night Pancake Breakfast
Come take the stress out of finals week with a late-night pancake breakfast, served by the faculty and staff. This event happens at the end of each semester, a not-to-miss NEC tradition.
Up All Night
Up All Night celebrates the end of the fall semester. Student organizations all sponsor a variety of activities for 12 hours of fun on campus, all through the night. Dodgeball, crafts, karaoke, movies, and human foosball are just some of the activities at this event the past few years.
Sponsored by Residential Life and the Student Senate, Quad Stock brings live music, food, and inflatables to the quad side of campus each April. You don’t want to miss it.
The annual Gingerbread Competition is a fun event that allows students to use their creativity to make a structure out of candy and graham crackers. Starting in 2007, this tradition has been kept alive with the generous donations of Goetze Candy and the hard work of faculty and staff on campus. Each year, nearly 20 teams of five, or fewer, come together toward the end of the semester to get in the holiday spirit and relieve some stress with this activity. Winning teams receive prizes.