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Northwestern University

Activities and Recreation

What will you get into outside of class?

There’s always something happening on campus and around Evanston and Chicago.

Find a club to join, a show to see, a sport to play. PlanIt Purple is your place to discover it all. Search by category, audience or location, and sort by day, week or month.

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Featured clubs and organizations

ALL clubs and organizations

We’re saving you a seat (though you’ll only use the edge of it).

With 19 varsity teams, and hundreds of home games, matches, meets and tournaments, there’s something for everyone.

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Northwestern Women's lacrosse player

Come to the Wildside, the official student section of Northwestern Athletics, and experience all of the action of Chicago’s Big Ten Team™.

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Intramural athletics and recreation

You don’t have to be a varsity student-athlete to play like one.

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