UMass Boston News

2017 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge Begins: Download the App by September 18 for Chance at Prizes

Graphic of people looking at rocks has the text Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge 2017 Sept. 18 - Oct. 15
Event Start Date: September 18, 2017 - 12 a.m.
Event End Date: October 01, 2017 - 12 a.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Download the app at to get started

Join the School for the Environment in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge! UMass Boston is competing against 92 campuses across the U.S. to see who can log the most outdoor activity between September 18 and October 15. Get outside with us! It's as easy as:

  1. Between September 1-18 download the Outdoor Nation app and register for the University of Massachusetts Boston team at
  2. Between September 18-October 15, get outside, take a picture of your activity and log it with the app. Activities include: coastal clean-ups, running, biking, camping, outdoor yoga, class field trips, kayaking etc. We will let you know of organized activities that count on campus.

Prizes will be awarded to individuals each week from the challenge sponsors: REI, The North Face, EMO, and Hydroflask.

Anyone that wants to support UMass Boston can join: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and associates are all welcome.

If you have questions, email or

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.