Northeastern University–San Francisco Bay Area has a host of resources for students looking to make the most of their graduate studies. Some of these resources are specific to our Silicon Valley campus and some are benefits of any Northeastern student. Below are ways to enrich your experience and find the tools you need to succeed. You can always reference the Silicon Valley Campus Guide (Jan. 2019) as well.
Northeastern University—San Francisco Bay Area 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 Husky Card for identity verification.
For instructions on how to obtain a Husky Card, go to the New Students page and scroll down to the “Husky Student ID Card” section. There is a $25 nonrefundable fee to replace a lost or stolen Husky Card.
Wi-Fi and Technology Checkout
Northeastern University—Silicon Valley offers fast Wi-Fi to all Northeastern students. When on campus, use the network “NUWave” and log in using your myNEU credentials.
You can also utilize our laptop checkout while on campus. Students can check out technology for a specific time period by visiting the front desk or contacting the Administrative Coordinator.
Printers are set up in the back corner of the campus, near the kitchen area. 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 roll over 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 all open resource and lounge areas of our campus. Students can reserve space for individual study and small group meetings during weekday business hours by visiting the front desk or contacting the Administrative Coordinator.
Student Access Procedure
Students, faculty, alumni, and other visitors can access the campus via the main Northeastern University–Silicon Valley entrance, located on 6024 Silver Creek Valley Rd. Students will use their unique access badges to gain entrance into the campus.
Application forms for an access badge will be provided to the students prior to the start of the program. All access badges are supervised under the security team of IDT (Integrated Device Technology).
Please contact the front desk or the Administrative Coordinator immediately if you cannot locate your access badge. In a case where the Silicon Valley staff is not available and you need to reach IDT security, please call 408.284.8200 and identify yourself as Northeastern student.
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 Christina Dang (Assistant Director of Student Services), 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 and conduct, and the responsibilities of students and the university to one another, as authorized by the president or the Board of Trustees.
Trying to plan your year? The university academic calendar provides information you need to stay on track with your degree.
Writing Center – Virtual 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.
Sign up for online appointments up to one week in advance.
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 548,806 e-books and 83,511 electronic journals available. Silicon Valley students have their own library home page with contacts and resources available here.
The Silicon Valley area has two public library systems. Both the San Jose Public Library (SJPL) and Santa Clara County Library District (SCCL) also offer 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 community library.
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 Silicon Valley campus staff for assistance, as well as consult the university website for information on academic policies and procedures: University Ombuds, University Registrar, Graduate Catalog/University-Wide Academic Policies and Procedures.
Northeastern University—Silicon Valley aims to support students through a number of career and financial services on campus and virtually.
Northeastern University Career Development specializes in helping students figure out which career path might work best for them, as well as support in searching for a job, building a network, preparing for an interview, etc.
One-hour phone or virtual Skype appointments can be made with a Northeastern career counselor Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST, and Fridays, 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST. You can schedule an appointment through myNortheastern or contact 617.373.2430.
CareerX is an online career development tool created specifically for Northeastern graduate students. Students are encouraged to start with the module: Key Steps to Take During Your Graduate Program: LinkedIn, Interviewing, Resumes, Cover Letters + more.
NUcareers is Northeastern University’s database of career and cooperative education (co-op) job opportunities. Northeastern students and alumni who have 0-3 years of work experience can use NUcareers to research and apply for internships and post-graduation jobs.
Student Financial Services
Northeastern’s Student Financial Services is committed to helping you navigate the process of applying for federal financial aid and other types of aid, like scholarships and loans.
myNortheastern 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 (ITS) provides central support for technology infrastructure, services and applications to more than 30,000 students, faculty, and staff and a host of other services tailored to the online student. Check out some of the resources available to graduate students here.
Desiree Gualandri, ITS Support Specialist, is available as a resource to both the Seattle and Silicon Valley campuses. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 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.
Giscard Dimanche, Designated School Official (DSO), supports and advises students about F-1 student status, I-20 requests, and other related questions or concerns. You can find Giscard in his office or email him at email@example.com or call 408.707.3697 to request an appointment.
Disability Resource Center
Students needing accommodations or services due to a disability are able to access Northeastern’s Disability Resource Center (DRC). You will find information about who the DRC serves, their staff and contact information, and other available services, including how to access a variety of accommodations and services .
For students searching for health insurance, there are several options in the Silicon Valley area.
Northeastern University Student Health Plan
The Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP) is a commitment to the 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 myNortheastern 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 California
Covered California is California’s official healthcare marketplace where you can compare plans and receive financial assistance based on your income and family size.
The California Department of Insurance has responsibility for regulating all insurance business in California under the authority granted by the insurance laws of this state.