Progress on 2000 IMP

Since 2000 the university has built over 2million square feet of new buildings, 80% of which was for student accommodation. It has carried out over 33 renovation projects of its existing buildings.

New Building Since 2000

New student residential accommodation built since 2000

The University’s goal in its 2000 IMP, as amended, was to provide high-quality university housing for at least 6,500 undergraduate students by 2010. This goal was met in 2004, and the University continued to increase its student housing options with Building F and International Village. Since 1999, the University has added more than 5,000 beds to its housing supply and now houses approximately 8,500 undergraduate students, including those housed through its Master Leased Property Program (MLPP).

With the opening of the 720-bed East Village, approximately 67% of the University’s undergraduate students who seek housing in Boston can be accommodated in University-controlled housing. University space added since the beginning of the prior IMP is outlined in the table to the right.

With the opening of the East Village residence hall, approved in the Fifth IMP Amendment, during the 2014-2015 academic year, the University will have sufficient beds for 67% of all undergraduates seeking housing within the city of Boston. Further, as of the 2012-2013 academic year, consistent with a commitment made to the community during the prior IMP process, the University has required all freshmen and sophomores to live in campus housing, a significant and distinctive initiative by the University.

Northeastern University Student Residence Locations (November 2013)

Northeastern University Student Residence Locations (November 2013)

Under the most recent IMP with completion of its five amendments, the University will have added over 5,000 beds to the existing 3,500, bringing the total number of on-campus beds to 8,500; as noted, there are also approximately 500 beds leased under the MLPP, which the University believes is an effective tool for managing an off-campus population while remaining flexible to shifts in student population.

To attract more students to on-campus housing, the university must develop more student experience facilities on the main campus, hand in hand with enhanced marketing efforts, drawing on best practices at comparable institutions in Boston and elsewhere. With the nearly exclusive focus during the prior IMP on building beds, Northeastern has created residence halls but must significantly enhance students’ on-campus experience. The current IMP includes more recreational, athletic, studio, meeting and practice rehearsal space. The University also intends to pursue discussions with neighbors, city officials and the Boston Redevelopment Authority to maintain the MLPP in some form, under which the university maintains properties and supervises students living in private housing. Northeastern is also actively seeking opportunities for graduate student housing to enhance recruitment and retention, especially at the doctoral level, although no sites or partnerships have been identified at this time.


Residence Halls

Location Size (GSF) Beds Date
West Village A 216,712 599 1999
West Village B 90,039 225 2000
West Village C 92,569 236 2000
780 Columbus Avenue 40,273 117 2001
Davenport A 122,719 383 2001
Davenport B 76,325 227 2001
West Village E (Behrakis) 129,963 295 2002
West Village G 133,981 325 2004
West Village H 161,268 219 2004
10 Coventry Street 69,739 154 2004
West Village F 142,371 251 2006
International Village 459,753 1200 2009
Hastings 81,833 88 2012
East Village (Under Construction) 198,000 720 2014
Total 2,015,545 5,039

Academic / Admin / Recreation

Location Size (GSF) Beds Date
Behrakis 123,122
International Village Office 35,615
Badger & Rosen Squashbusters Center 38,498
West Village Garage 102,743
Total 299,978

Leased Facilities

Location Size (GSF) Beds Date
Christian Science Church 85,911
140 The Fenway 99,698
236 Huntington Ave. 5,000
Total 190,609

Renovation Program: Academic Facilities

Consistent with best practices and University needs, the University undertakes regular maintenance and upgrade programs of its owned and leased properties, in addition to responding to emergency or unforeseen capital needs. Table 4-2 below lists major renovation projects carried out by the University over the last 10- 12 years which reflects the University’s commitment to maintain its facilities as well as adapt them to changing academic and program needs.

Residence Halls

Location Date
Architecture Studios 2000
335A Huntington 2000
34 Beacon St. 2000
780 Columbus 2001
Cullinane Hall 2004, 2012
Hayden Hall 2004
Cahners Hall 2004
Stetson West 2004
Speare Hall 2004, 2012
Forsyth 2005
Belvidere 2005
Columbus Place 2006, 2011
Veterans Memorial 2006
Squash Busters 2006
Smith Hall 2007
Kerr Hall 2007, 2012
Fenway Center 2008
Dockser Hall 2008
St. Stephen St. Bldgs. 2008
142- 148 Hemenway 2008
Boston YMCA 2009, 2012
Blackman 2009
Matthews Arena 2009
Richards Hall 2009
337 Columbus 2010
White Hall 2010
Behrakis Hall 2011
140 The Fenway 2011
Art & Arch Space 2000, 2012
Building "F" 2012
Curry Student Center 2012
Mugar Hall 2012