Northeastern University–Seattle has a host of resources for students looking to make the most of their graduate studies. Some of these resources are specific to our Seattle campus and some are benefits of any Northeastern student. Below are ways to enrich your experience and find the tools you need to succeed.
Northheastern University—Seattle provides campus support in a variety of ways to help you make the most out of your graduate experience.
The Northeastern Husky Card is the official identification card of Northeastern. Along with identification, it is also used for printing and resource check out. All students are required to carry their Husky Card while on campus and may be asked to show their ID for identity verification.
Check with the front desk at 225 Terry Ave. N. (Call at 206.254.7510) for available times to get an ID card made or to replace your card. There is a $25 nonrefundable fee to replace a lost or stolen Husky Card.
Free Wi-Fi and Technology Checkout
Northeastern University—Seattle offers free Wi-Fi to all students. When on campus, use the network “NUWave” and log in using your myNEU credentials.
You can also utilize our laptop and iPad checkout while on campus. Students can check out technology using the Student Resource Center.
Student Resource Center
Laptop computers, tablets, textbooks and other equipment are available for check out while on campus. Visit the Student Resource check-out system to login and view available resources.
Printers are set up in the 401 and 225 Terry Ave. N. campus locations. The Northeastern Printing Plan annually provides a limited amount of free printing to students and faculty.
At the start of the academic year, members of the Northeastern community receive a $120 credit on their Husky Cards that can be used at the color and black and white printers. The annual credit does not rollover from year to year, and when your balance hits $0.00, the printing system will default to using Husky Dollars. Learn more here.
Group Study Areas
Enjoy the benefits of meeting with classmates to work on projects or study together in one of our resource and lounge areas. Students can reserve space for individual study and small group meetings during weekday business hours by visiting the reception desk or by calling 206.467.5481.
Student Access Procedure
Students, faculty, alumni, and other visitors can access the campus via the main Northeastern University–Seattle entrance, located at the corner of Terry Avenue North and Republican Street. Students will use their unique Student ID to access Suite 100 and 103 in the 401 Terry Ave. N. building.
Entrance to the third floor of the 225 Terry Ave. N. building requires an access badge, which is provided to all students during orientation.
Our degree programs are designed to allow students to choose from online and hybrid learning options. We make every effort to offer courses in a variety of formats; however, enrollments determine course offerings from term to term.
We encourage you to discuss course options with your advisor or Gina Copping, the Seattle Campus’s Director of Student Affairs, who will be aware of the current courses and format options available for your program of study.
The Graduate Catalog contains Northeastern’s primary statements about student academic life, conduct, and the responsibilities of students and the university to one another, as authorized by the president or the Board of Trustees. Students in the College of Professional Studies may obtain a copy of the CPS Student Handbook here.
Trying to plan your year? The university academic calendar provides information you need to stay on track with your degree.
Our Academic Support Specialist, located at Northeastern University—Seattle, is available to help with your course planning to build a schedule that keeps you on target to achieve your goals while also maintaining balance in your personal and professional life.
Writing Center – Mobile Consulting
The Writing Center is made up of Northeastern University writing instructors and graduate students studying composition theory, literature, and technical or professional writing. The Writing Center offers online consulting for any level writer and works with graduate students from all academic disciplines, speakers of other languages, as well as native speakers of English, and weak, average, and strong writers.
The Northeastern University Library offers an online hub of resources, as well as library staff who are available via phone 24 hours a day to assist students with access to the more than 206,500 e-books and 70,225 electronic journals available. Seattle students have their own library home page with contacts and resources available here.
The Seattle Public Library also offers a number of services available to members, including book, DVD, and music rentals, print services, study and research space, and author events. Get started by getting your library card and visiting your neighborhood branch.
Northeastern University has processes and resources to ensure that students’ grievances are treated with respect and addressed in a fair and professional manner. Both formal and informal means to resolve issues are available. Students may contact the Seattle campus staff—Dr. Paula Boyum, Associate Academic Dean—for assistance, as well as consult the university website for information on academic policies and procedures: University Ombuds, University Registrar, Graduate Catalog/Handbook – Academic Policies & Procedures (pg. 18-35).
Northeastern University—Seattle aims to support students through a variety of career and financial services, so they can get the most out of their graduate experience.
We have a number of resources to help students explore and identify their career goals and take action steps to achieve them.
Sharon Leary is our Career Coach on campus. She works with students on topics such as career exploration, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, job search strategies, and networking. She supports students via group workshops and 1:1 sessions.
Sign up for a 30-min, in-person or phone/video Career Coach appointment here.
CareerX is an online career development tool (accessed through MyNEUàBlackboard) that features brief video modules and checklists that cover many of the topics listed above. These are great resources to use to help build your toolkit at any time and from any location.
The Northeastern University Career Development website is another great place to go for resources related to resumes and cover letters—it includes some great samples!
NUCareers (link found on the Career Development website) is the university’s database of career opportunities—full of full-time and internship postings from employers looking to hire Northeastern students. NUCareers also houses some great resources like Big Interview, where you can record a virtual mock interview for practice!
At the heart of the Northeastern experience is an education that is grounded in experiential learning. There are a number of ways for our students to participate in experiential learning. Please use the links/contacts below to understand the opportunities in your program and/or college.
And if you need any additional support, especially when it comes to building your toolkit for the co-op/internship search, please contact Sharon Leary.
Student Financial Services
Northeastern’s Student Financial Services is committed to helping you navigate the process of applying for federal financial aid and alternative loans.
At Northeastern University—Seattle, Student Services Representative David Van der Linden is available to answer students’ financial questions. His office is located at 401 Terry Ave. North, or you can call 206.467.5480 for general questions.
myNEU is an electronic gateway for the Northeastern community and offers a “one-stop shop” for services targeted to members of the community by role.
Northeastern’s Information Technology Services provides central information technology support to more than 25,000 students, faculty, and staff who use our secure, high speed connectivity to the Internet through our on-campus network and a host of other services tailored to the online student.
Desiree Gualandri, ITS Support Specialist, is located at the Seattle Campus (401 Terry Ave. N.; Suite 100) to support current students. Reach her by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 206-254-7502 to ask a question or to schedule an appointment.
International Student Services
The Office of Global Services (OGS) is committed to being an active resource to the university’s community of international students, scholars and their families. We provide professional expertise and support from the time of admission to beyond graduation.
Laura Iwane, Assistant Director of the Office of Global Services, is located at the Seattle Campus (225 Terry Ave. N.) to support and advise students about F1 student status, I-20 requests and address other related questions or concerns. You can find Laura in her office at 225 Terry Ave North during drop-in hours from 2:30 – 3:30 PM on Mondays or 3-4 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays, or email her at email@example.com or call 206.254.7505 to request an appointment. Please be aware of possible changes during the holidays and call to confirm drop-in hours before you plan to visit.
Disability Resource Center
Students needing accommodations or services due to a disability are able to access Northeastern’s Disability Resource Center. There you will find information on the staff, services available, how to contact the office for more information and assistance, and forms you will need to access these services.
For students searching for health insurance, there are several options in the Seattle area.
Northeastern University Student Health Plan
The Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP) is a commitment to health and well-being of each of our students. NUSHP provides affordable, comprehensive healthcare coverage anywhere, including 24/7 emergency medical care anywhere in the world. All full-time students will be automatically enrolled in NUSHP; eligible students may waive NUSHP via myNEU once the charges for NUSHP appear on their bill.
Stay on Your Parent’s Insurance
Under the Affordable Care Act, if a parent’s plan covers children, they may keep the student on their health insurance policy until he or she turns 26 years old.
COBRA for Students
Students age 26 and older, who are no longer eligible for coverage under a parent’s health insurance plan, may be eligible for COBRA. There are other categories that may make individuals eligible for 18- to 36-months of COBRA. For more information about COBRA, see the U.S. Department of Labor’s FAQs.
Individual Health Insurance Coverage for Students in Washington
The Washington Healthplanfinder is an online marketplace where you can compare plans and receive financial assistance based on your income and family size.
The Insurance Commissioner’s Office has responsibility for regulating all insurance business in Washington under the authority granted by the insurance laws of this state.