New Students

Attend one of our Welcome Days!

Welcome Days are offered on the following Thursdays:


Register for one of the Welcome Days here.

Thinking of applying to one of our CSSH graduate programs?? It pays to plan ahead and visit CSSH!

Effective December 6, 2016, if you attend a CSSH Open House or Welcome Day, or meet with a Northeastern University staff or faculty member through a graduate program recruitment event, and then apply to a CSSH graduate program, we will waive your application fee. Under the “Affiliation to Northeastern University” section of the application, please enter the name of the staff or faculty member you met with. Important: When you submit your application, you MUST select “Pay by Check” and email us at to request that we waive the fee. Please again note who you met with and where in your email request. It pays to plan ahead as we will not refund fees already paid.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

New Student Checklist

The information in the links below will help new graduate students prepare for their studies at Northeastern and answer questions related to topics such as billing, housing, and required forms.

Academic Advising and Registration
Students unsure of the course(s) in which to enroll should contact their advisor within the department.

Academic Calendar
Students should check the Registrar’s Office Website for important dates.

Address Changes
Students with address changes should update it through the myNEU portal and notify their department, and the Graduate Office.

Students will receive an e-bill shortly after registering for classes. Students with assistantships should pay the balance of what is not covered by the award. Contact Student Financial Services at 617.373.5899 with any billing questions.

University Health and Counseling Services
Massachusetts state law requires all students to submit a health report form to the University before beginning their studies.

Please download the form from the University Health and Counseling Services’ (UHCS) website. The form must be returned no later than 30 days prior to the start of classes to the UHCS. Health services will block all students from registering for their second semester if no health form is on file. Any questions concerning the form should be directed to University Health and Counseling Services at:

University Health and Counseling Services
135 Forsyth Building
Phone: 617.373.2772
Fax: 617.373.2601

Graduate students are automatically charged for the health plan. Students with comparable Massachusetts required insurance must waive the NUSHP by the deadline established by Student Accounts. Please contact Student Accounts with any questions.

Financial Aid
U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who will be enrolling in degree programs are eligible to apply for federally sponsored financial aid administered by Northeastern University.

Graduate Student Financial Services
354 Richards Hall
Phone: 617.373.5899
Fax: 617.373.8735

Housing (on-campus and off-campus)
On-campus graduate housing is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Northeastern University Housing and Residential Life
4 Speare Commons
Phone: 617.373.2814
Fax: 617.373.8794

Off-campus Housing Online and Off-Campus Student Services provide resources to students who live off-campus or who are looking for off-campus housing.
Off-Campus Student Services
226 Curry Student Center
Phone: 617.373.8480

Husky Card and Email Accounts
Students may obtain a Husky Card at 4 Speare Commons, after registration.

Students can apply for an email account through myNEU. InfoCommons can ssist with any problems at: 184 Snell Library, 617.373.4357 or

Parking Permits
Student Financial Services in 354 Richards Hall issues parking permits for Northeastern students who wish to commute by car. To obtain a parking decal, students must complete the online parking permit application.

Direct Deposit Form
All student employees are now required to sign up for Direct Deposit. Please follow the instructions on the Student Employment website.