North Central College - Naperville, IL

Weekend Life

At week’s end, the fun is just beginning. A dizzying schedule of events makes choosing what to do the most difficult part. Concert? Theater performance? Comedian? Documentary? Dance party? Author talk? Varsity sport? Intramural championship? Cultural experience? Crazy competition? Each weekend is a “choose-your-own-adventure” story.

Your family will want to do laundry at your place on weekends.

Arts and Entertainment
Switchfoot performing live at North Central!Campus venues are constantly filled with national talent and student performances. Each Fine and Performing Arts Season brings the best music, dance, theater and art from around the world to our stages and galleries. North Central students receive discounts, perks and opportunities to interact with world-class guests through our Fine Arts Student Connection.

A few blocks off campus, you’ll find North Central students running a venue of their own. The Union attracts students and the community alike for Friday night music or film events in a coffeehouse/club atmosphere. With the goal of “inspiring social change through the arts,” The Union is an experiment in social entrepreneurship, experiential learning and undeniable fun. 

On Friday nights you’ll also find plenty to do in the heart of campus thanks to the fun-loving Residence Life staff. Friday Night Programs include dance parties, movie nights, video game competitions and more.

Mr. NCC Pageant!Every Saturday night, the College Union Activities Board (CUAB) has something up its sleeve, from mind-blowing illusionists to gut-busting comedians. High-profile performers from Comedy Central and Second City are commonplace. Annual favorites include Springfest, Homecoming, and the “Mr. NCC” pageant. CUAB also gives you one-of-a-kind opportunities to experience the best off-campus entertainment—professional sports like the Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs and Sox; performances like Blue Man Group and A Christmas Carol; and excursions to places like Navy Pier and Six Flags Great America.

Sports and Recreation
Join other Cardinal Crazies and root for one of the most decorated Division III athletic programs in the country. Support your classmates and friends as they compete for conference and national championships in 22 different sports.

Don’t just watch it happen, but join the action in a recreational sports program worthy of our top-notch facilities. Form an intramural team, join a fitness class, or just make good use of the fitness center, arena, and indoor and outdoor tracks.

Saturday Nights at The Cage!Relax
Sometimes you just want to unplug and chill out. While this can happen anytime and anyplace, many students choose #WACWeekends. On weekends,“The Cage” inside the Harold & Eva White Activities Center becomes a bustling social scene, complete with food and board games, coffee and conversations, and competitions and raffle prizes. You can relax, be yourself and simply enjoy the weekend.