Where to Eat & Drink
Open to the NUHS community and the public, trucks typically visit campus on Fridays. Trucks often have a variety of options to accommodate gluten-free and vegetarian diners.
Check the NUHS website for upcoming food truck days.
For a complete list of products and services available visit the Campus Store web page.
Where to Relax & Keep Fit
Open 24 hours a day, the Eagle’s Nest is a student social hub added to Janse Hall at the Illinois campus in 2014. The lounge is meant to serve as a study area both during and after classroom hours.
The Eagle’s Nest offers vending machines, microwave ovens, dry-erase boards, outlets for charging tech devices, both bar height and regular tables, and a wide variety of seating styles to choose from.
Completely renovated in 2020, the fitness center features state-of-the-art equipment integrated with streaming services, virtual workout locations, and on-demand digital training expertise along with a spin room, stretching room, and locker rooms.
For more information, visit the fitness center web page.
The location and activities vary every year but typically includes games and snacks to help students unwind after classes. Students and their families are invited to attend.
Typically held the Friday before Thanksgiving, teams are picked at random for a single elimination tournament. Among other traditions, President Joe Stiefel provides the coin toss and pre-game pep-talk.
While the Turkey Bowl continues to evolve through the years, the game remains the most anticipated and celebrated tradition among NUHS Florida faculty and students.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Student Clubs and Organizations
NUHS clubs and organizations provide a great way to meet other students and explore your interests. In addition to group activities, many of our student organizations promote special events, lectures and activities for the entire NUHS community.
At the Illinois campus, there are over 20 active clubs dedicated to various health care specialties, community service, student professional organizations and common interests.
Club Lunch Day
In the Student Center gym, officers of each club set up tables so they can speak with students one-on-one. Students also enjoy a catered lunch.
Postgraduate Learning Opportunities
At the Illinois campus, the NUHS Postgraduate Department hosts annual integrative conferences that gives various medical disciplines and members of the community an opportunity to learn about exciting research and clinical applications happening in the field. The events frequently feature internationally recognized experts and opportunities to collaborate with institution and discipline specific leaders.
NUHS students are able to attend these events at discounted rates.
Conferences held at National University in recent years include the Autoimmunity Conference, which discussed clinical approaches to multi-system diseases and the Nutrition Conference, which featured some of the most cutting edge, evidence-based information available about using food to treat various ailments.
During the weekend event, students can participate in a mentoring session where they can ask alumni questions and gain guidance on how to build successful careers. Students can also take advantage of a networking luncheon with various industry companies they may work with in their future careers.
The event is typically held on the Illinois campus and also features alumni activities along with continuing education courses.
Student-Sponsored Special Events
Student Council Diversity Week
The events are meant to help students better understand their patients and provide better care to a wider variety of demographics. Diversity Week also gives insight into the perspectives of patients’ medical choices based on gender, sexual orientation, race, and religion.
During Self-Care Week, multiple student clubs and faculty members host events and talks about various methods of self-care and taking care of others. Activities may include chair massages, yoga or tai chi classes, board games, ping pong and basketball, all of which are meant to give students the opportunity to reset before the next round of studying begins.