Caption Contest

What would you name the new visitor center?

A new vis­itor center opening this summer will be the portal to the North­eastern expe­ri­ence. The state-​​of-​​the-​​art inter­ac­tive facility in West Vil­lage F will con­nect the out­side world to every­thing that’s amazing about the university.

So what should we call this inno­v­a­tive new center? You could be the mas­ter­mind behind the name we ulti­mately choose for the new space.

Post your sug­ges­tions in the com­ments sec­tion below and the top sub­mis­sion will win a $100 North­eastern book­store gift card and will be among the final­ists for consideration.


  1. Paws Inter­ac­tive Hub
    Paws Inter­ac­tive Center
    King Husky Hub

  2. Grace says:May 14, 2012 at 8:03 pm As a sci­ence major, please call it the NUcleus. (Like a play on the Hub… get it?)

    I second this suggestion!!!!!

  3. 1.) neX, (North­eastern Expe­ri­ence)
    2.) GIV at NE, (global inno­va­tion vil­lage at NE)

    OR com­bined


  4. The Free­land Wel­come Center, after former uni­ver­sity pres­i­dent Richard M. Freeland.

  5. Cen­ten­nial Center, as a tribute to the 100 years in co-​​op and neighbor to Cen­ten­nial Commons.


    Chelsea Hub (Chelsea is a neighbor hood in NYC that bor­ders West Village)

  6. The Husky Lair /​/​ Lair of the Huskies
    (and fun-​​to-​​say acronym: LOH)

    The Husky Den /​/​ Den of the Huskies
    (and fun-​​to-​​say acronym: DOH)

  7. How about “The Free­land Center,” named after the pres­i­dent who brought North­eastern into the top 100

  8. Free­land Wel­come and Vis­i­tors Center, after the pres­i­dent of the uni­ver­sity that made North­eastern the uni­ver­sity that it is.

  9. My per­sonal rec­om­men­da­tion: “The Lighthouse”

    For a prospec­tive stu­dent, searching for col­leges can be a daunting journey like sailing a ship in rough waters. Finding The Light­house is a sign of com­fort, a symbol that draws you in and lets you know calmer seas are near. During the arduous tasks of com­pleting high school and per­forming admirably on stan­dard­ized tests, The Light­house is there to give you direc­tion and guide you on your journey. Addi­tion­ally, the brightly, LED-​​lit nature of the new vis­itor center within an existing res­i­dence hall com­ple­ments its des­ig­na­tion as “The Light­house” at Northeastern.

  10. North­eastern inNU­va­tion Center
    InNU­va­tion Sta­tion
    Stu­dent Expe­ri­ence Center

  11. My only sug­ges­tion is PLEASE nothing with “Husky,” “Paws” etc. I like the Free­land suggestion.

  12. Global Trans­for­ma­tion Center at North­eastern
    Expe­ri­en­tial Explo­ration Center
    Dis­cover your Future Center
    Dis­cover North­eastern Center
    Center for North­eastern Exploration

  13. The Dr. Joseph Warren Com­mu­nity Center, after the late Joe Warren, a pro­fessor in the Dept of African-​​American Studies; Gov­ern­ment Rela­tions director; Dukakis’s eco­nomic advisor; urban assis­tant to Pres­i­dent Ryder; leader in the cre­ation of the South­west Cor­ridor; minority edu­ca­tion advo­cate; vet­eran; civil rights orga­nizer; his­to­rian; among many many other superla­tives. His life and works reflected the mul­ti­cul­tural NU advan­tage, and a wel­come center would embody his life­time com­mit­ment to engaging all com­mu­nity mem­bers. http://​www​.north​eastern​.edu/​p​r​e​s​i​d​e​n​t​/​m​e​s​s​a​g​e​s​-​w​r​i​t​i​n​g​s​/​2​0​1​0​/​0​3​3​0​1​0​.​h​tml

  14. Expanding on one of my pre­vious suggestions:

    The NURVE
    (North­eastern University’s Rec­om­mended Vis­itor Experience)

  15. The Husky NURVE
    (North­eastern University’s Rec­om­mended Vis­itor Experience)

  16. Fol­lowing are my suggestions:-Hello Huskies !!
    Husky Eyes!!
    Husky vision!!
    NU Wel­come Centre!!

  17. 1. North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Prepa­ra­tion And Wel­come Space (NU-​​PAWS)… or
    Portal for Admis­sions and Wel­come Services

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