Sponsored Accounts provide customized access to Northeastern’s online resources (based on a sponsor approval) to individuals who have temporary or variable associations with the university, such as vendors, contractors, consultants, retired employees, graduate students and students employed by a university department.
In the instance where a Sponsored Account is needed, it is the responsibility of the prospective account holder to request an account. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring department, lab or business office to authorize that account request. See the Sponsored Accounts page for more information.
Sponsored Accounts receive a myNortheastern login and may also be provided with a university (@northeastern.edu) email account and additional access to enterprise systems as deemed appropriate for their role.
As determined by the sponsoring department, Sponsored Accounts may be granted access to the NUnet wired network and NUwave wireless network for access to NUnet-based services, such as SharePoint, the VPN, or a shared network drive.
For those who do not have network access, the NUwave-guest open-access (not secured) wireless network, is available in administrative and classroom buildings, as well as the libraries. With NUwave-guest you will have limited Internet access to most browser-based applications, email and your own VPN. To access NUwave-guest you will need to register through a guest wireless portal page which appears when you try to connect to NUwave. For more information, see the NUwave-guest page or contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP).