Housing Application & Selection

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Application Process

Please contact the Housing Office with any questions. Students receive all e-mail communication to their Husky 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. After your first year, you are guaranteed university housing if you follow any application and deposit deadlines for your full four years.

Which LLC is right for you? Take the quiz!

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 you will be able to fill out the housing application. Housing Applications are due by May 20 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 2021  NUin Preference Due November  mid-to-late December,  in enrollment deposit date order.
Fall  May 20, 2020 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 12, 2019 January 17, 2020 March 2020
Students who do not choose a room through Fall Selection will be assigned through the PAWS process throughout the summer.
NUterm  December 12, 2019 March 2020
Summer II December 12, 2019 May 8th, 2020 Preference Form
Spring 2021
(Students NOT in Boston for Fall)
December 12, 2019 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 12, 2019 Both terms by January 17, 2020 Both terms by February 10, 2020 two $200 deposits one for each term February
Students with a selection number who do not choose a room through Fall Selection will be assigned through the PAWS process throughout the summer.
Summer I December 12, 2019 January 17, 2020* February 10, 2020* $200
Summer II December 12, 2019 May 8th, 2020* —-   Preference
Form May
Spring 2021 
(Students NOT in Boston for Fall)
December 12, 2019 January 17, 2020* February 10, 2020* $200 Starting October 2020
*Deposits and Applications 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

Eligibility

Housing is available for eligible full-time students enrolled in a Graduate/Law program at Northeastern. Graduate/Law housing space is limited. Northeastern does not provide accommodations for the College of Professional Studies – CPS, married couples, spousal equivalents, or dependent children. The majority of our Graduate/Law students do not live in university housing.  You may obtain information about alternative housing from Off Campus Housing and Support Services, located at 151 Speare Commons, website: www.northeastern.edu/offcampus, e-mail: offcampus@northeastern.edu or phone: 617.373.8480.

For Newly Admitted or First Time Housing Applicants

Graduate/Law Housing for full Academic Year (beginning with Fall)

Graduate/Law housing is limited. By applying, students will participate in the Graduate/Law housing process, once the application becomes available in April. Graduate/Law Students who would like to apply for university housing for the upcoming Fall semester/quarter must submit a housing application by May 31st.  Anyone who applies after the May 31st deadline will automatically be placed at the end of the housing waitlist.  Please indicate on the application all the semesters/quarters, you are applying for.  You will be required to accept the terms and conditions of the Residence Hall and Dining License Agreement before completing your application.

Graduate and Law Assignment Process

For students who have completed the application by May 31st:

  • Housing applications will be randomly selected. Students will receive an offer or be placed on a waitlist for housing.
  • All students who applied will be notified of their application status by mid-June.
  • Students who receive an offer for housing will be required to submit non-refundable $200 housing deposits for all terms requested.
  • Students placed on the waitlist will be provided with information about next steps and resources available to you through Off Campus Housing and Student Support.
  • Housing will be assigned based on available vacancies, using the preferences listed on the application.
  • For students who receive a housing assignment move-in details will be provided at that time; move in date can be found here.

CONTINUING RESIDENTS AND RETURNING GRADUATE/LAW STUDENTS

Graduate/Law Housing for full Academic Year (Summer-Spring)

Graduate/Law students who have lived in university housing can renew their license agreement.  Those eligible students will be contacted directly by Housing and Residential Life no later than mid-March; applicable housing deposits will be due upon request.

ANY MID-YEAR HOUSING APPLICANTS

Graduate/Law Housing for start after Fall term (mid-year)

Graduate/Law Housing will be on a waitlist after the start of the Fall term.  Waitlists are not active at this time, complete the application if you are interested in university housing