Finding a Home Away From Home

Living right in the heart of Boston is an exciting part of the Northeastern experience. And our on-campus housing options will allow you to get the most out of that experience—connecting you with people who share similar interests, fostering friendships that will last a lifetime, and fueling your intellectual growth.

All incoming freshmen must submit their housing application by May 1, 2016*. Transfer students who choose to live on campus should submit their housing application and deposit by the date indicated on their Terms of Admission. Students must submit their housing application prior to this deadline via the myNEU Admitted Student Portal.

There’s something for everyone here at Northeastern. All first year students have more than 20 Living Learning Communities (LLCs) to choose from; these are at the heart of residential living at Northeastern University. LLCs provide opportunities for you to live with people of similar interests—whether that be of a personal interest or interest within a specific field of study.

* Students: please check The Program website for housing specific information relating to your program.

Living Learning Communities

An LLC is a welcoming home away from home, where you can explore ideas and activities alongside students who share your passions. Our LLCs offer 
a quintessential residential college experience, coupled with a meaningful support system to help you maximize your academic and experiential pursuits.

Whether you want to explore a new culture, collaborate on media projects, or live more sustainably, you’ll have plenty of LLCs to choose from. Community sizes vary. Typically, an LLC occupies a residence hall floor or partial floor, and is led by a resident assistant.

Choosing an LLC

As an incoming freshman, you will be asked to choose three LLC preferences on your housing application. If you are requesting a roommate, please be sure your request is mutual and you both select the same LLC preferences.


LLCs are available for freshmen beginning in the fall, and for transfer students as space opens up. While it is likely that you will be placed in the LLC of your preference, openings can be limited. Therefore, you will be asked to submit a second and third choice. LLCs are open to all majors.

To choose your LLC option, refer to the housing application on the myNEU Admitted Student Portal.

On-Campus Residence Types

Northeastern’s residence halls give you the best of both worlds—proximity to Boston’s vibrant downtown and the opportunity to live as part of a tight-knit community on a beautiful tree-lined campus.

Traditional Residence Halls

  • 10 co-ed residence halls, all smoke-free

  • Primarily double- or triple-occupancy rooms
  • 60 to 500 students per hall

  • Dining halls in two of the largest buildings
  • Common study areas in most halls
  • All bath facilities single-gender

Suites (limited availability)

  • Multiple-bedroom units

  • Shared bathroom

  • Common room in some cases

Semiprivate Accommodations (International Village)

  • Single and double room with shared bath
  • Usually reserved for Honors Living Learning Communities
  • Dining hall in building

Room-type Definitions

  • Standard Single: Single room for one person

  • Standard Double: Room shared by two students
  • Standard Triple: Room shared by three students
  • Economy Double: Smaller-sized room shared by two students at reduced cost
  • Economy Triple: Smaller-sized room shared by three students at reduced cost
  • Economy Quad: Smaller-sized room shared by four students at reduced cost

  • Semiprivate Double: Room shared by two students; a bathroom is shared with another semiprivate double room

  • Semiprivate Single: Single room; a bathroom is shared with another semiprivate single room

Living Learning Communities

College Affiliated LLCs

  • Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • College of Computer & Information Science (CCIS)
  • College of Engineering
  • Connections (for Women in the College of Engineering)
  • College of Science (COS)
  • Corporate Explorers (D’Amore-McKim School of Business) 

  • International Business (D’Amore-McKim School of Business) 

  • Women in Business (D’Amore-McKim School of Business) 

  • Honors

  • NU Journeys (Program for Undeclared Students)
  • Pre-Health

Thematic LLCs

  • Community Service
  • Creative Expressions
  • From Novel to Big Screen
  • Musical Motifs
  • Fusion

  • Living Green
  • Global Frontiers
  • Trailblazers
  • Political Engagement in the Urban Society
  • Leaders of the Pack

  • Sports Leadership
  • Healthy Living


Important Information

Limited numbers of each room type are available. Room assignments are based on availability on the date of your enrollment deposit (for freshmen) or housing deposit (for transfers) is received. Room rates include all utilities except telephone service in Northeastern-owned properties.

University-Sponsored Housing
To accommodate the increased demand for student housing, Northeastern leases residential space near campus. Freshmen and transfer students may be placed in such locations if needed.

See housing options and more on our Housing website