On most afternoons and all day on Sunday students are free to organise their own recreational activities. ANU sporting facilities are available to NMSS. Students are able to play a range of sports, including tennis, squash and basketball. There is a heated Olympic pool in the city, a fifteen minute walk from the college.
Students often organise group activities such as Laser Zone, Ice Skating, Movies, Picnics and Activities on the Lake.
Activities which are organised by NMSS include:
- visit to Black Mountain Tower
- visits to National Museum, or the War Memorial or the Parliamentary Zone including Questacon Science Centre, National Art Gallery, Old and New Parliament House,
a formal dinner and concert on the last night