New Students

Welcome to Northeastern University—Silicon Valley!

The Silicon Valley and South Bay Area is home to nearly 4 million people, with about 1 million living in the city of San Jose. Home to Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Oracle, Tesla, and more, the region is a leading high-tech center for innovation and development.

We hope you find this initial information helpful as you prepare to begin your graduate studies. If you have any further questions or concerns after reading this information, please contact Christina Dang, Assistant Director of Student Services.

New Student Information

The following is important information for you to know before you begin your graduate program at Northeastern University this Fall 2017 term. All classes, both online and on-ground, begin on September 6, 2017. Please read this information carefully and take any appropriate action (if needed).  Otherwise, we hope that your plans to attend are coming along smoothly, and we look forward to meeting you at your Silicon Valley Campus New Student Orientation.

Set Up Your myNEU Account

Get familiar with your myNEU account. Most functions and services related to your academic experience at Northeastern (i.e. course registration, your course schedule, student accounts, etc.) you will find under the Self-Service tab. Also, use your myNEU account to access your student “Husky email” account (hosted by Gmail). You are encouraged to start checking your Husky email regularly.

Managing Your Email to Receive Important Communications

It is important that you get into the habit of logging into your myNEU account to check your new Husky email account. After logging in, look for the Gmail icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. You may find that there are already important emails waiting in your account.

If you have two or several email accounts (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.), you may wish to forward your student emails to your personal email address or vice versa. Note that your Husky email account can be configured to automatically forward incoming mail to another address if desired. To learn the steps to do this, log into your Husky Gmail account, and look for a gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Next, click “Settings” and find the tab “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” — follow the provided instructions. Click here to access your myNEU account.

Health Insurance

Northeastern University’s student health plan (NUSHP), administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, provides comprehensive health benefits at a very affordable rate. To learn more about NUSHP, and if you qualify, please visit the NUSHP website.

Immunization Records

The State of California does not require graduate students to provide their immunization report.

Husky Student ID card

All students will be required to carry their student ID card (Husky Card) while on campus. This card is also used for student printing services. Please follow the below instructions to obtain your Husky Card. Due to the holiday season, you must upload your photo by the deadline.

  • Log on to myNEU.
  • On the Self-Service tab, click on Husky Card Preferences under Husky Card Center.
  • Select Submit ID Photo from the menu on the left.
    *Please see the photo guidelines here before you submit a picture.
  • Upload your photo by Thursday, August 10th for your Husky Card to arrive before the program start date.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, your Husky ID will be mailed to the Silicon Valley campus.

FALL 2017 ORIENTATION 

Welcome New Students!

Northeastern’s Fall 2017 term begins on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The “New Student Orientation” will take place before or on the first day of classes, which is usually either on the same day as the start of the term or one day before the start of classes. Please plan to join our orientation to learn more about campus and university resources! Additionally, check your email for more detailed information about your specific requirements.

New Student Orientation: TBA*

*Please revisit this page in late July and check your email for exact date and time.


Guidance for Students Who Cannot Attend Orientation

All newly admitted students to the Silicon Valley campus should make every effort to attend the orientation. If you cannot attend for some reason or conflict, please contact Christina Dang, Assistant Director of Student Services, at c.dang@northeastern.edu. If you are an international student, visit the Office of Global Services (OGS) website or contact Christina Dang for instructions regarding the immigration clearance process.


Information Archive

COE Virtual Information Session | June 12, 2017

You can view the following links for the PowerPoint Slide Deck and the Webinar Recording. Please note the updated Silicon Valley part of the presentation: Slide Deck + I-20 Scenarios.

CCIS Silicon Valley Webinar | May 24, 2017

The “Northeastern in Silicon Valley: MSCS/CS-ALIGN Webinar for Fall 2017” was hosted by Sarah Gale (Admissions Coordinator, College of Computer and Information Science), Meg Barry (Associate Director of Graduate Student Services, CCIS), and Christina Dang. You can view the following links for the PowerPoint Slide Deck and the Webinar Recording.

COE Virtual Information Session | May 22, 2017

The “Virtual Information Session–MS in Information Systems offered via Northeastern’s Silicon Valley campus” was hosted by Jeffrey Hengel (Director of Admissions, College of Engineering), Professor Kal Bugrara (Program Director & Faculty Member, COE), and Christina Dang. You can view the following links for the PowerPoint Slide Deck and the Webinar Recording.

New Student Orientation | Jan. 9, 2017

Please contact Christina Dang at c.dang@northeastern.edu for the “New Student Orientation” PowerPoint slide deck.

Click the following link to view a comprehensive explanation of “Academic Integrity” and why it matters to you as a Northeastern student: PowerPoint Slide Deck.

CCIS Welcome Webinar | Dec. 5, 2016

If you missed out on the “Welcome Webinar” hosted by Christina Dang and Meg Barry (Associate Director of Graduate Student Services, College of Computer and Information Science), you can view the following links for the PowerPoint Slide Deck and the Webinar Recording.

Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Resources

What are the student job opportunities?

Student job opportunities may be available at the Silicon Valley campus after the Fall 2017 semester.

What is the cost of tuition?

The cost of tuition is identical for all Northeastern students and at any of our campuses in Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, Silicon Valley, or Toronto. Since Northeastern is a private university, there is no in-state or out-of-state tuition variance, nor is there a tuition difference for international students. However, F-1 visa holders do pay a one-time fee of $250 to the University for visa processing and support by the Office of Global Services (OGS). For 2017-2018 tuition rates, please visit the Student Financial Services Tuition & Fees page.

What are the housing options in Silicon Valley?

The Silicon Valley campus does not have dedicated housing available for students. For information about local housing options and general questions about relocating to San Jose and the greater Santa Clara county area, please visit our Relocating to Silicon Valley page.

Campus Resources

Northeastern’s Silicon Valley campus has a number of resources you can leverage as an enrolled student. To find a comprehensive list, please visit the Current Students page. Additionally, for those of you who will be new to the San Jose, CA area, please check out our Relocating to Silicon Valley page.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter

As our first cohort of incoming students, join our Facebook group to start connecting with one another and see what’s happening at the Silicon Valley campus!

Follow us on Twitter @NUSiliconValley and tag us or hashtag #NUSiliconValley in your posts and photos!

Things To Do When You Arrive

Visit the Campus

We realize many new students are eager to come to the campus before orientation begins.  In order to ensure that we have people available to show you around and answer your questions, we request visitors join us during our “Welcome Center” hours.

Date: TBA
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM  (Tours will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)

The Silicon Valley campus open hours can be found here.

*Please note: Northeastern will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 in observation of Labor Day. The Silicon Valley campus will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Tour Silicon Valley

Visit the below websites for fun ideas and ways to learn more about the Silicon Valley and South Bay Area:

Northeastern University—Silicon Valley Address

Northeastern University Silicon Valley

6024 Silver Creek Valley Rd
San Jose, CA 95138
Our campus is co-located with Integrated Device Technology (IDT) in the “South San Jose” area, off Highway 101 and between Piercy Rd and Fontanoso Way.

Information to visit the Silicon Valley campus can be found here.