Residence Hall Access

Residence Hall Access

All residence hall access issues are the responsibility of Housing and Residential Safety Office. The ResLife Safety Office is a 24/7 operation and is located in the lobby of Speare Hall. The Husky Card Office works closely with the Housing and ResLife Safety Offices to ensure that every student has the proper access to their residence hall and that the security measures put in place are working to their full extent.

Individual Card Access

Each student living in a residence hall will have their residence hall access preprogrammed on their Husky Card. This will allow for the student to swipe into the building and into the specific wing where their room is located. Each student will only have swipe access into their building; they will not have access to all residence halls and must be signed-in by a resident if they wish to visit a residence hall that they are not living in.

Multi-layered Security

Northeastern has implemented a multi-layered security system for their residence halls. During the daytime, residence hall building doors remain open but will lock later during the night through a computerized electronic access control system. Students living in the building will be required to use their Husky Card at the reader on the outside of the building to gain access. Once inside the building they will need to hand their Husky Card to a proctor who will check the photo on the card and swipe the Husky Card to make sure the student is permitted to be in that building. Once the student enters their wing where their room is located, they will have to swipe their Husky Card in their door and type in a personal identification code to open their door.

If a student loses their Husky Card, please contact NUPD at 617-373-2121 and email the Husky Card Office at A hold will be placed on the card until a new Husky Card can be printed which permanently deactivates the previous card.