Although NECO provides a rigorous course load and extensive clinical experience, the Student Council works to ensure that students find opportunities to build community and have fun together. These events range from snacks during finals to a more formal EyeBall Dance.
Welcome Back BBQ
Old friends & new classmates combine for a fun event to celebrate the arrival of the incoming students! Get to know your class, other classes, faculty, staff and administration all while enjoying an outdoor BBQ in the NECO parking lot!
At this event, students face off to test their skills in basketball, volleyball, kickball, soccer, low vision goggle relay races and eating! It’s a great opportunity to get to know other classes and create unity within your class!
The week before midterms and finals can be a very stressful time. The Student Council aims to alleviate this by setting up a make your own trail mix station packed with great snacks for studying.
World Sight Day
NECO participates in this day to raise awareness of the global vision care crisis. NECO participates in fundraising for this charity. Last year, the Student Council hosted a Dine in the Dark event where students were blindfolded while eating dinner to help raise awareness of life for the visually challenged.
The 2nd year class council sponsors a fun Halloween party complete with food, drinks, and a costume contest!.
Each year in February, NECO students can venture to the slopes for a Ski Trip. This fun event features skiing, snowboarding, and sitting by the fire along side other NECO students.
The 1st year class council throws a theme party in the Spring. Past themes have included Boston Strong, Jersey Shore/Sports Jersey, Neon, and Hoedown.
The 3rd year class council hosts our famous EyeBall, a long standing tradition for 85 years. At this formal event, NECO students, faculty, administration get dressed up for a night of delicious food, drinks, and lots of dancing. It’s our optometry prom!
For the past few years NECO has held a talent show to showcase our passions outside of optometry school. The talented NECO students often share their talents in singing, playing, instruments, telling jokes, and dancing.
During some years NECO puts together optometry related parody videos.