With diverse, expert faculty-taught programs, the CAMD Summer Program offers a uniquely Northeastern University experience outside of the traditional academic year to high school and current college students interested in exploring new areas of study.

Summer Design Studio

Offered by the School of Architecture, the Summer Design Studio offers rigorous, college-credit coursework to students considering a career in architecture or landscape architecture, and to students in other fields of study who seek to immerse themselves in design culture and explore its practice firsthand.
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Summer Journalism Workshop

Offered by the School of Journalism, the Summer Journalism Workshop offers an intensive one-week program in reporting and writing, taught by award-winning journalists, for high school and early college students interested in exploring careers in journalism.
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Students who reside outside the Boston metro area, and those students who live locally but are eager to join a group of peers in an authentic undergraduate experience living on campus and enjoying its many benefits should plan to enroll in the program as residential students. Program participants will enjoy the benefits of residential life as typical Northeastern undergraduates, using university libraries, dining halls, recreational and student health facilities, and computer labs.  Residential students will also enjoy access to various university-wide programs and other resources.


Students will reside in undergraduate dormitories alongside other Summer Institute participants under the supervision of residential advisors and directors who will provide guidance and supervision for students for the duration of the program. Students will live clustered together in groups of no more than 25 students, and will be proximate to other students of the same age and gender who make up a larger cohort of students on campus for pre-college summer programs.


The residential program provides most meals for students at university dining facilities. Summer Design Studio students may allocate these meals as they like, and are responsible for supplementing on-campus dining with off-campus meals of their choosing. Additonally, housing accommodations provide partial kitchen facilities where students can keep and prepare their own food.

Extracurricular Activities and Outings

When class is not in session, residential students may participate in optional supplementary activities and outings in the evenings and on weekends. Summer Design Studio faculty and residential life staff will lead students on outings to experience Boston’s distinctive neighborhoods and precincts.  Additionally, students will enjoy planned opportunities to socialize on campus beyond the studio setting through activities including ice cream socials and joint program picnics/barbecues.

Students Between Classes

Students who currently reside in the Boston area may elect to participate in the program as day students.  Although day students will not have access to residential and recreational facilities, they will be able to use University resources such as libraries and computer labs during class hours only. The Summer Design Studio program is easily accessible by T, commuter rail and bus.

Driving Directions

GPS Address: 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. The lot is just west of the Renaissance Parking Garage.

From the north (via Route I-93): Take the Storrow Drive exit, and proceed to the Fenway exit. Follow signs for Boylston Street inbound, and bear right onto Westland Avenue. Turn right ontoMassachusetts Avenue, proceed to the third traffic light, and turn right onto Columbus Avenue. The Northeastern surface lot is approximately a half-mile down Columbus Avenue on the right.

From the south (via Route I-93, Route 3): Take Exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue/ Roxbury/ Frontage Road). Turn left at the third light, staying in one of the two left lanes. Proceed straight ontoMelnea Cass Boulevard. Continue for approximately two miles, and turn right onto Columbus Avenue. The Northeastern surface lot is on the left.

From the west (via Route I-90, Mass. Turnpike): Take Exit 22 (Copley Square), and bear left toward the Prudential Center. From the exit ramp, proceed straight onto Huntington Avenue. Turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue, proceed to the third traffic light, and turn right onto Columbus Avenue. The Northeastern surface lot is approximately a half-mile down Columbus Avenue on the right.

From the west (via Route 9): Proceed east on Route 9; it will become Huntington Avenue. Turn right onto Ruggles Street. Turn left onto Tremont Street, and another left onto Melnea Cass Boulevard, then turn right onto Columbus Avenue. The Northeastern surface lot is on the left.

Via Public Transportation

Northeastern is accessible by subway via the Green Line (the Northeastern stop on the E line) or the Orange Line (Ruggles Station stop). Commuter rail lines connect with the Orange Line at Back Bay Station, Ruggles Station, and North Station.

From Logan Airport: Take the Massport Shuttle from your Terminal to the Blue Line Airport Station. Take the Blue Line train Inbound to State Street (transfer to the Orange Line outbound train) or Government Center (transfer to the Green Line outbound E Line train), then follow the directions above.