nuSERVES offers sixty five incoming first-year and transfer Northeastern students an opportunity to explore the Boston community through community service. Students learn about their new neighborhood and the strengths and challenges of the communities surrounding Northeastern through the integration of educational workshops, trainings, service projects and group reflections. 

nuSERVES not only challenges participants’ perceptions and assumptions, it encourages them to advocate for solutions, take action in their new community, and make long lasting friendships prior to the start of classes in the fall.


In order to participate in nuSERVES, incoming students must have attended an NU Summer Orientation session before the week of the nuSERVES program (8/31/15-9/4/15).

Unfortunately, Honors students are not eligible to participate, as the nuSERVES program conflicts with Honors Welcome Week. 

nuSERVES 2016 Dates:

  • TL applications now open! Participant applications open early-mid June
  • Team Leader Move In & Training Begins: Saturday, August 27
  • First-Year Team Member Move-in & Program Start: Monday, August 29
  • nuSERVES 2016 Program Week: Monday, August 29th - Friday, September 2nd


To learn more about nuSERVES 2015, please read through the 2015 Program Information, and check out a Sample Schedule!

Questions? Reach out to Emily Whidden at