Student Activities and Clubs

Penguins have countless opportunities to explore interests outside of the classroom and socialize with peers. With a wide range of activities, clubs, and organizations to get involved in at Cushing, every student can find a way to get involved.

Student Center

Open seven days a week, the Student Center is a popular place to hang out. With air hockey, ping pong, pool, shuffleboard, two large-screen TVs, and a gaming lounge, there’s no shortage of ways to relax. The Student Center is also home to the Campus Store, where students can pick up snacks and new Cushing gear.


Students have a big say in what happens on the weekends at Cushing. Our Student Weekend Activity Team meets weekly with the Director of Student Activities to plan fun things to do, special events, and trips, and they are always open to suggestions and requests! Just head down to the Student Activities Office to share your ideas.


With our campus in the middle of New England, we are in an ideal location to enjoy day trips to Boston and a range of amenities, including:

  • Movie theaters
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Sporting events
  • Shopping
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Paintball
  • Six Flags New England
  • Whale watching
  • H Mart Asian Market

On Campus

There’s always so much going on around campus on the weekends, it’s easy to “stay home” and have a great time. On any given weekend, you could have the opportunity to take part in some of the following activities:

  • Dances
  • Sporting events
  • Karaoke
  • Dorm Olympics
  • Dorm dinners
  • Ice skating
  • Pizza parties and cookouts
  • Hypnotist shows
  • Obstacle courses
  • Turf nights
  • Open gyms
  • Campfires
  • Lawn games
  • Food trucks
  • Student Center tournaments (with prizes!)
  • Knockerball, spike ball
  • Sports-viewing parties

Clubs and Organizations

Our organizations are student-driven and vary from year to year. If you have a keen interest but don’t see it offered yet, go ahead and start a new club! The Office of Student Affairs will help you get started.

Some of the clubs currently at Cushing include:

  • A Cappella 
  • Art Club
  • Big Data Club
  • Black Student Union
  • CA Super Fans
  • Classical Music Club
  • Debate Club
  • E-News Club
  • Film Club
  • International Club
  • Kindness Club
  • Math Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Open Doors
  • Remote Control Club
related stories