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

Undergraduates who enter as first-year students through fall admission and NUin will live in university housing during their first and second years, unless a global experience or co-op experience takes them outside of the city of Boston. 

Those first-year students entering through fall admission, 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 paid your enrollment deposit (which includes the housing deposit) and claimed your Northeastern Student Account, you will be able to fill out the Housing Application on your Application Status Check, under 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. As a required student, if you do not complete the housing application, or are approved to live off campus through the Residency Waiver Process, you will be assigned randomly. 

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

Term Application Date Assignment Date
Fall Entry 2022 May 6, 2022 Summer 2022, in enrollment deposit date order.
Spring Entry (NUin) 2023 November 2022 Mid-to-late December 2022, in enrollment deposit date order.

TRANSFER Students

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

Incoming Transfer Students

University housing for transfer students, as well as students in their third year and beyond is limited and on a space available basis. These students live in a mix of university and off-campus housing in Boston or participate in co-op, study abroad, or learning opportunities outside of Boston.

Currently, university housing is not available for transfer students being admitted for the upcoming academic year, and there is no transfer student waitlist. Each year, new transfer students being admitted to Northeastern will be informed of housing availability at the time of admission.

Off Campus Housing and Support Services provides resources to students looking to secure off-campus housing in the Boston area. Helpful resources on their website include advice on tenant rights, what to expect in a lease, referrals to area realtors, and a real-time database with available property listings.

Continuing Transfer Students

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


CURRENT FIRST YEARS/RISING SECOND YEARS

Undergraduates who enter as first-year students through fall admission and NUin are required to live in university housing for their first two years.

The chart below is meant as an overview of our processes. Please click on the specific term for more information. Specific Dates for 2022-2023 will be posted after Applications are posted. 

CLICK EACH TERM FOR MORE INFO Application
Posted
Application Due Selection/Placement
Fall & Spring
December 2021 January 21, 2022 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 December 2022.
NUterm  December 2021 March 2022
NUterm 2022 Housing only available to students with continuing contracts from Spring 2022 Housing
Summer II December 2021 May 2022 Preference Form
Spring
(Students NOT in Boston for Fall)
December 2021 January 2022 Starting October 2022

Upperclassmen (THIRD YEAR+)

The chart below is meant as an overview of our processes. Please click on the specific term for more information. Specific Dates for 2022-2023 will be posted after Applications are posted. 

CLICK EACH TERM
FOR MORE INFO
Application Posted Application Due Deposit
Due
Deposit Amount Selection/Placement
Fall & Spring  
Both terms in December 2021 Both terms in January 21, 2022 Both terms February 14, 2022 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 for Fall and later cancel will be assigned during Spring Placement in December 2022.
Summer I December 2021 January 21, 2022 February 14, 2022 $200
Summer I 2022 Housing only available to students with continuing contracts from Spring 2022 Housing
Summer II December 2021 May 2022 May 2022 $200 Preference
Form May
Spring
(Students NOT in Boston for Fall)
December 2021 January 21, 2022 February 14, 2022 $200 Starting October 2022
*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.