High-quality photography conveys a level of professionalism and polish befitting the dynamism of this university, and helps convey the strength of the Northeastern University brand with the power of visual communications. Photography on our websites and in our print communications should reflect the following university characteristics:

  • Challenging: Innovative, ambitious, confident, leaders and doers, bold, assertive
  • Connected: Global, engaged, active, committed—to the enrichment of the Northeastern community and our neighbors, our city, our world
  • Experienced: Knowledgeable, grounded, prepared, savvy, real-world understanding
  • Distinctive: Pursuing our own path to excellence, seeking new and better solutions, entrepreneurial

Keep these words in mind when choosing images. Each image helps show the story of Northeastern.

Resolution Requirements

For print – 300dpi  (JPG, TIFF, CMYK mode)

For Web – 72dpi (JPG, RGB mode)

For video – recommended minimum of 150dpi

Photography Resources

A database of campus imagery, including students and faculty in a variety of environments is available. Full-time staff and faculty can access both our Digital Repository Service and Image Gallery. They include high- and low-resolution photographs.

Digital Repository Service

Full-time faculty and staff can access the Digital Repository Service using their MyNEU credentials. After logging in in the top right corner, type words related to the image search (for example: spring campus) and all choices will appear.  Images can be viewed in list or grid formats and can be sorted by title, creator, relevance, date created and date uploaded.  The number of images displayed per page can also be changed to 10, 20, 50 or 100.  

Click on an image thumbnail or the image title to view more details, including caption information, photographer credit, usage restrictions and more.  In both the single-image and list/grid views, users may download images at Small (600px wide), Large (1400px wide) or Master (full-resolution) sizes, and can also check the box next to the desired size and add an image to the download queue, which functions like a shopping cart and is accessible on the top right of the window.  All images in the download queue can be saved as a compressed ZIP file.  Please note that the download queue is cleared after logging out of the Repository.  Images may also be added to Sets (the option next to Master Image), which are customizable folders that can provide fast access to frequently used images.  

Please direct questions related to Repository issues to Sarah Sweeney.

Image Gallery
External audiences, such as members of the news media, do not have access to the Image Repository. They may, however, download a selection of high- and low-resolution Northeastern photos from the Image Gallery.

Photography Credits 

The photographer’s name (photo credit) must appear either alongside the image or in the publication’s masthead.  Photo credit is not required within video productions, assuming the photographer has signed the Photographer/Videographer contract.

Masthead  (As seen in the Northeastern Magazine)

Masthead Credit                                           



  • Place credit alongside the image.

Side Photo Credit



  • For event photos, please include caption and photo credit as shown on this news@Northeastern page.

News Event


  • For websites using stock photography, photo credit is not necessary, as shown on the Human Resources Management website.