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Campus buildings and facilities

Our Oakland campus boasts historic architecture and facilities that support an intimate environment for learning, research, spiritual well-being, athletics, and recreation.

F. W. Olin Library

This light-filled library is the campus’s intellectual heart of scholarship and research, best known for collections in literature, history, women’s studies, art, and music. As a student, you can search electronic databases and the catalog’s 240,000+ volumes, and explore rare books and manuscripts in the Heller Rare Book Room’s special collections. You also have access to the digital resources from Northeastern’s Snell Library.

aerial view of first floor library and windows

Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building

The Moore Natural Sciences Building was designed to support the advancement of women in the sciences by providing educational spaces, equipment, and laboratories that encourage exploration and innovation. As a Northeastern student, you can partner with a faculty mentor to conduct research within this Platinum LEED-certified facility. 

Students in lab coats work in a biology lab in the Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building

Nondenominational Chapel

Designed by Callister and Payne and completed in 1967, the chapel is built in the round, with curved redwood pews, a slightly raised central altar, and a beautiful pipe organ. This welcoming, light-filled, wood-and-glass sanctuary is a place for reflection and community gatherings.  

view of the inside of the chapel including the organ

Mills College Children’s School

The Mills College Children’s School is the first laboratory school for aspiring teachers west of the Mississippi River. It nurtures newborns through fifth graders. If you’re part of the Mills College School of Education, it affords you real-world opportunities to prepare for a career in early childhood education and teaching. The school has a deep commitment to social justice and racial equity in education. 

Two smiling children work on a laptop with an instructor

Community Farm

The Community Farm is 2.5 acres of organic urban agriculture with an emphasis on sustainability, education, and local partnerships. As a student, you can work on the farm propagating seeds in the greenhouse, planting the flower and vegetable beds, harvesting the various fruit trees, or selling produce at the weekly farmstand during lunch hour at Rothwell Center. 

Rows of plants at the Community Farm

Sports and recreation facilities

Take advantage of a variety of on-campus sports and fitness facilities to keep your body and mind healthy. All are open to Northeastern students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our pool is open to the public at specific times and our tennis/pickleball courts are available to the public with advance reservations.

Soccer field

The Hellman Soccer Field provides ample space for student club sports and intramural leagues.

Tennis center

The Meyer Tennis Center features six lighted courts, including two courts with pickleball lines. Courts are available for private use or event rentals with advance reservations.

Aquatic center

The Trefethen Aquatic Center includes a 10-lane outdoor swimming pool with times for lap swimming and water aerobics, and a therapy spa.

Fitness center

The Fitness Center has the cardio and weight training equipment you need to stay strong and flexible.


Haas Gymnasium is available to Northeastern students during Fitness Center hours when not in use by other programs.

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