Current 1st Year Students

This page contains information regarding:

           Timeline of Events

           Resources

           The Selection Process

           NUterm

           Housing Accommodation Request

           Gender Neutral Housing

           Honors Housing Selection

           Cancellation

           Residency Requirement Exemption

 

In-person and phone support at Speare Commons: If you have any questions at any point, please call or stop into our office at 4 Speare Commons. Staff will be available to assist you during our normal business hours Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. Please call 617-373-2814 (voice), 1-800-240-7666 / 1-800-240-ROOM (voice) or 617-373-4019 (TTY) if you would like to speak with a staff member.

 

Timeline of Events 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015: Lottery Notification E-mails Sent Out

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4+ Selection

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - "Fill Apartments" Selection

Friday, February 27, 2015 - "Fill Apartments" Selection

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - "Fill Apartments" Selection

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - "General" or PAWS* for upperclassmen

Week of March 8, 2014: Spring Break

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Current first year "Fill Apartments" selection

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - Current first year "Fill Apartments" selection

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - Current first year "Fill Apartments" selection

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - "General" or PAWS* for current first year students

*PAWS – Placement Assistance with Staff

 

Resources

Housing Selection Schedule

Housing Fact Sheet

General Selection Guide

Gender Neutral Selection Guide

Honors Selection Guide

Forming Roommate Sets

 

The Selection Process

You will have the option to select as an individual or to pull any eligible roommates into your apartment. In an effort to keep roommate sets together, we are offering opportunity to select as a 5- or 4- (A limited number of 2, 3 and 6 person apartments are also available) person group during group selection or as an individual or smaller roommate set at general selection. Please reference the housing selection schedule to determine when your selection date and time is based on your assigned lottery number.

Any student, first year or upperclassmen, with a lottery number can pull you into an apartment. All they need is your roommate registration code and password to pull you into a vacancy during the selection process.

If you have a group of students you intend to live with, here is what you should do step by step:

  1. Assemble the lottery information for all students in the group

  • Lottery Number

  • Scheduled Selection Time

  • Roommate Registration Code

  • Roommate Password

  1. Figure out who has the best lottery number and selection time

  2. Login to Housing Online up to 5 days prior to that date and time to view vacancies

  3. Plan to FILL an entire apartment as you are required to completely fill an apartment to select it on the first selection night for your class

  4. Plan on your first three choices as follows:

  • 100% best case scenario of where you want to live

  • 50% best case scenario of where you want to live

  • Something that you can make work with all or parts of your original group

  • A plan of what you would like to do if you cannot live with your roommate choices

Whoever has the best lottery number (closest to 1) will be the person selecting for the group. Make sure this person knows how the group wants to be placed!


If you want to select housing on your own, here is what you should do step by step:

  1. Figure out what your selection time is based on your lottery number

  2. Login to Housing Online up to 5 days prior to that date and time to view vacancies

  3. Login on your selection day at your selection time and pick from whatever is available or use PAWS

 

PAWS – Placement Assistance with Staff

For students who do not like what is available during their selection time, we offer PAWS. This is a routine part of our assignment process and it is important to remember that you are still guaranteed housing and required to live on campus. Only one form is needed per group if you are requesting housing with a group of friends. Once you submit your placement form and we assign you, we will notify you when your assignment is available. Please be patient and check your myNEU e-mail regularly for updates as your assignment could be available anytime from May-August.

Unsure about your co-op plans or study abroad?
Regardless of your co-op or study abroad schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, you must go through the selection process as you are a required student. Should you need to cancel housing for a semester due to a co-op outside the Boston area (beyond Route 128) or a study abroad, you can cancel your on campus housing by emailing housing@neu.edu your name, NUID number, and the semester you are canceling. You must also have your co-op advisor email confirmation to Housing as well to confirm your co-op location or your study abroad advisor email to confirm your study abroad. As you are a required student, if your co-op is located in the Boston area you are required to live on campus.

Have a hold on your account?
Students who currently have a financial block, and/or are not in good standing with the University, will not be permitted to participate in the Room Selection Process.  Stop by Student Accounts in 120 Hayden Hall to clear any blocks so that you may participate.  If you are unable to clear your block, please contact Housing & Residential Life for assistance. 

Wondering how your lottery number has been assigned to you?
Lottery numbers are randomly computer generated based on year of attendance.  Randomly selected current 4th+ year students will receive the "best" lottery numbers, followed by current 3rd year, current 2nd year and then all guaranteed 1st year students.

 

NUterm

More information regarding NUterm will be available shortly.

 

Housing Accommodation Requests

Please view the Housing Accommodation Information and form here.

 

Gender Neutral Housing Selection

Gender Neutral Housing can be selected during your selection date and time. Gender Neutral housing is defined as a housing option in which two or more students share a multiple-occupancy apartment or suite, in mutual agreement, regardless of the students’ sex or gender. Once you sign the Gender Neutral Housing Agreement online, you are able to view Gender Neutral apartment spaces during your scheduled lottery selection date and time. If you are interested in signing a Gender Neutral Housing Agreement and did not already indicate this on your initial application, please email housing@neu.edu to request the link.

 

Honors Housing Selection

Honors housing can be selected during your selection date and time. Honors housing is ONLY for students who are in the University Honors program, you cannot pull in a non-Honors student into Honors housing.

Honors Housing is located in the following Buildings:

West Village C - Entire Building (Second year students only)

West Village F - Select Apartments (Second year students only)

West Village G - Select Apartments (3rd year students and beyond only)

 

Cancellation Information

As you are required to live on campus your first two years at the university, you can cancel your housing if you are co-oping outside of the Boston area, studying abroad, taking a medical leave of absence, or withdrawing from the university. If any of the those situations apply to you, please email housing@neu.edu with your name, NUID number, the semester you are looking to cancel, as well as the reason, and we will begin the cancellation process. If you are looking to cancel your on campus housing and none of the above situations apply to you, please set up a meeting with the first year housing coordinator, Luciana Jean-Mary (l.jean-mary@neu.edu) to discuss your options moving forward.

 

Residency Requirement Exemption Request

If you are interested in submitting a Residency Requirement Exemption Request Form, please set up a meeting with the first year housing coordinator, Luciana Jean-Mary (l.jean-mary@neu.edu) to discuss the process. The University requires that all first and second year students live on campus. Exemptions to this residency requirement may be requested by completing the Residency Requirement Exemption Request Form. If you fail to complete this form completely, it will be returned to you and not submitted to the On Campus Residency Exemption Committee for review.  Once the form is completed successfully it will be automatically submitted for review at the next On Campus Residency Exemption Committee meeting.