Moving To Campus

Updated Summer 2014

Information Technology Services is able to assist you with your technology needs on campus while you are at Northeastern – whether you are moving to the Boston campus during Welcome Week in the fall, or are returning from a or co-op experience in the spring, Learn more about what is available in the residence halls and on campus in the sections below.

Download the 2014 Connection Kit

Before you arrive

Educational Discounts
As a Northeastern student, you have access to a variety of education discounts for new computers and software. On myNEU, under the Self-Service tab is the Tech Marketplace section, which provides links to different educational discounts related to technology. Remember to check with your individual college as your computer needs may vary based on your program.

Antivirus Software
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) antivirus software is available to all Northeastern students for free, through the Software Downloads section of myNEU. Be sure to uninstall any other antivirus software before installing Symantec Endpoint Protection.

The Northeastern Printing Plan provides students with an annual $120 credit towards printing on campus. Files can be sent to print from an ITS-managed computer lab or from your personal computer once you’ve downloaded the Virtual Print Client software (available through the Software Downloads section of myNEU). Swipe-to-print locations are distributed around the Boston campus, including the lobbies of many residence halls, so you don’t need to bring your own printer.

Appropriate Use Policy
Take the time to read the Appropriate Use Policy (AUP), which outlines the terms and conditions for using Northeastern’s information systems.

What to expect ON campus

All students living in university-owned residence halls and Northeastern @ The YMCA have free access to HuskyCable, Northeastern University’s own cable TV service, offering over 80 broadcast and premium channels.

What you will need:

  • A coaxial TV cable (Available at the Northeastern Bookstore and most major electronic retailers)
  • Your TV’s manual (You can download this from the manufacturer’s website if you don’t have it on hand)
  • Your TV’s remote

All students living in university-owned residence halls and Northeastern @ The YMCA are provided with Internet access through ResNet, a high-bandwidth, high-speed wired network. Students are required to register annually to use the network. We strongly encourage students to use ResNet whenever possible as it is significantly faster than any wireless network, providing you with a better experience for streaming video or gaming.

What you will need:

  • A device with an Ethernet port or USB to Ethernet Adapter
  • An Ethernet cable (CAT5 or CAT6) not to exceed 25 feet
  • Your myNEU username and password (to register)

Wireless Access
All students living in university-owned residence halls and Northeastern @ The YMCA have the ability to access to wireless Internet – although how your connection method varies based on the residence hall.

NUwave, the university’s secure wireless network, is available in all administrative and academic buildings. NUwave is currently being expanded within the university-owned residence halls. By September 2014, 17 residence halls will offer 100% NUwave wireless access:

  • 144 Hemenway
  • 407 Huntington
  • 768 Columbus Place
  • 780 Columbus
  • International Village
  • Kennedy Hall
  • Kerr Hall
  • Light Hall
  • Loftman Hall
  • Melvin Hall
  • Rubenstein Hall
  • Smith Hall
  • Speare Hall
  • Stetson East
  • Stetson West
  • White Hall
  • West Village C

What you will need:

  • Your myNEU username and password (to login)

Residential buildings that DO NOT offer 100% NUwave wireless access (see list below), are considered Bring Your Own Router (BYOR) buildings. Only students living in these buildings are allowed to set up personally-owned routers and/or wireless access points, following the university’s Wireless Security Requirements and Recommendations.

Bring Your Own Router (BYOR) buildings

  • 10 Coventry
  • 319 Huntington Ave
  • 337 Huntington Ave
  • Burstein Hall
  • Davenport A
  • Davenport B
  • Northeastern @ YMCA
  • St. Stephen Street
  • West Village A
  • West Village B
  • West Village E
  • West Village F
  • West Village G
  • West Village H
  • Willis Hall

What you will need:

Visit the Get Started section for students and the Student services page for additional details about available technology and services.