Housing Application & Selection

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Application Process

Please contact the Housing Office with any questions. Students receive all email communication to their Northeastern e-mail account with the information that pertains to them.

INCOMING FIRST YEARs

First-year students live in one of our popular Living Learning Communities (LLCs), themed housing environments that connect students of similar academic and personal interests. LLCs are a great way to enrich your academic experience outside the classroom and to form long-lasting bonds with other students who share the same values and enjoy the same activities. 

APPLYING FOR FIRST YEAR HOUSING 

Once you have set up your myNortheastern and paid your enrollment deposit (which includes the housing deposit) you will be able to fill out the Housing Application under Self Service and Housing Online. It can take 24-48 hours from when you pay your deposit to have access to Housing Online. As long as you have paid the enrollment deposit by May 1, 2022 you will be able to fill out the housing application. Housing Applications are due by May 6, 2022 and can be edited until that date.

Assignments for first year students are done in enrollment deposit date order. 

Term Application Date Assignment Date
Spring 2022 NUin Preference Due November 10 mid-to-late December,  in enrollment deposit date order.
Fall  May 6, 2022 During the summer, in enrollment deposit date order.

TRANSFER Students

 Housing for transfer students both incoming and continuing is not guaranteed or required.

Incoming Transfer Students

We do not anticipate being able to offer university housing to newly admitted transfer students and at this time we do not have a waitlist. 

Continuing Transfer Students

After your first semester, please refer to the Upperclassmen Application and Selection Process listed below.


CURRENT FIRST YEARS/RISING SECOND YEARS

If you were admitted as a traditional first year you are required to live in university housing for your first two years.

The chart below is meant as an overview of our processes. Please click on the specific term for more information.

CLICK EACH TERM FOR MORE INFO Application
Posted
Application Due Selection
Fall & Spring
December 17, 2020 January 22, 2021 Spring-Summer 
Students who do not choose a room through Fall Selection will be assigned through the PAWS process throughout the summer. Students who choose housing during Fall selection and later cancel will choose a new space during Spring Selection in October 2021.
NUterm  December 17, 2020 March 2021
Summer II December 17, 2020 May 1, 2021 Preference Form
Spring 2021
(Students NOT in Boston for Fall)
December 19, 2020 January 17, 2020 Starting October 2020

Upperclassmen (THIRD YEAR+)

The chart below is meant as an overview of our processes. Please click on the specific term for more information.

CLICK EACH TERM
FOR MORE INFO
Application Posted Application Due Deposit
Due
Deposit Amount Selection Dates
Fall & Spring  
Both terms by December 17, 2020 Both terms by January 22, 2021 Both terms by February 16, 2021 two $200 deposits one for each term Spring-Summer
Students with a selection number who do not choose a room through Fall Selection will be assigned through the PAWS process throughout the summer. Students who choose housing during Fall selection and later cancel will choose a new space during Spring Selection in October 2021.
Summer I December 17, 2020 March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021* $200
Summer II December 17, 2020 May 1, 2021* May 1, 2021 $200 Preference
Form May
Spring 2022
(Students NOT in Boston for Fall)
December 17, 2020 January 22, 2021 February 16, 2021 $200 Starting October 2021
*Deposits and Applications for Summer are due but are accepted on a rolling basis until we reach capacity at which point students will be added to a waitlist.

For information on our cancellation policies please see here.

Graduate/Law Students

There will not be an application process for new or returning Graduate Student or Law Student housing for the 2022-2023 academic year.

We encourage you to utilize the following Northeastern University resources in your search for off-campus housing in the Boston area:

1. Contact Off Campus Housing and Support Services by calling 617-373-8480, emailing offcampus@northeastern.edu, or viewing their website for referrals to area realtors, and advice on tenant rights and what to expect in a lease.

2.Register to use Northeastern’s Off-Campus Housing Online database or use the Roommate Feature to search for roommates and sublets. The database is continuously updated with property listings by area realtors and landlords.

Summer 2022 housing will only be available for students with continuous contracts from Spring. We will be sending out information in December/January about how to request Summer 2022 housing only for students with continuous contracts from Spring to Summer. Please note that Summer II 2022 housing will end August 23, 2022 and no extensions will be granted.