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Leased Properties

Leased Properties
Northeastern leases spaces for its students in a number of privately-held properties that are convenient to campus.  The Leased Properties in the Fenway neighborhood and along Huntington Avenue are our two most popular locations and some of the most diverse in Boston.

Our Leased Properties management program makes it easier for you to feel part of our residential community.  The full-time staff liaison between your building and The Department of Residential Life is the Residence Director (RD). There are also Resident Assistants (RA) placed throughout the Leased Properties just as they appear in facilities owned by Northeastern. 

In some of the leased buildings, you will be living across the hall from Northeastern students and students from other colleges as well as many people who work in the Greater Boston Area and their families.  We ask you to be courteous and respect your neighbors' right to privacy and reasonable enjoyment of their homes.  If you have concerns about a community member who is not a Northeastern student, please discuss the situation with the Residence Director.

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General Information
  • Security
    There are no proctors or card-activated entry access points in leased properties. Security is maintained via key access to apartment buildings and the individual apartment.
  • Subleasing
    Students are prohibited from subleasing any housing space owned or sponsored by the University. Students found guilty of entering into these sorts of arrangements face immediate judicial action and suspension of housing privileges at Northeastern University. Anyone found unlawfully residing in a university-owned or -sponsored facility is guilty of trespassing and subject to immediate eviction.
  • Telephones
    All apartments include a phone line serviced by Verizon. Building owners/managers have different policies in each building concerning the way in which additional phone lines may be added. If you wish to add telephone lines, this will be at your own expense.
  • Furnishings, Communications and Services
    Each leased apartment is furnished with a bed, dresser, desk and chair for each resident plus a kitchen table and chairs. Living room furniture is provided in standard apartments only.
  • Cable TV & Internet
    As a resident in one of Northeastern’s leased properties, you do not have access to Northeastern’s HuskyCable or Resnet program in your apartment.  However, the University has arranged for an option to be offered from Comcast, should you choose Comcast as your Internet and CableTV service provider.  The Comcast Advantage Program for Students (CAPS) has been setup to provide Northeastern students with annual credits, based upon the services you have subscribed to.  Please contact 1-800-934-6489 to sign up.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  You will also be given a $100 credit on your student account in the sixth week of the term to assist you with cost related to cable TV and internet.
  • Facility Amenities
    Most leased properties have laundry facilities located in their basements, where you will also usually find trash receptacles. In addition, if something needs repair or you have concerns about the facility, you can complete a Work Request Form on-line at www.workreq.neu.edu.
  • Lock-outs and Lost Keys
    Students are responsible for carrying their apartment keys at all times. If you are locked out, go to the Residence Security Office at 4 Speare Hall. Students who experience repeated lockouts are assessed a fee.
  • Mail Services
    The United Postal Service (USPS) delivers mail to locked mailboxes at all leased properties. The service is similar to what you would receive if you were living off campus. Please make sure your name appears clearly on your mailbox or you will not receive mail. Mail to students living in a leased property is delivered by USPS, however, Resmail provides students a service for PACKAGE/PARCEL DELIVERY ONLY. If you are having packages delivered and wish to pick them up at Remail in Speare Commons instead of having them delivered to your leased property apartment, you will receive a mailing address prior to move-in that can be used for package/parcel shipments only.
  • Parking
    General inquiries may be made to the Cashier's/Parking Office, 617-373-2366 (voice).Handicapped Parking (HP) is available campus-wide for students with various disabilities.
  • Pets
    For health and humane reasons, pets other than fish and Seeing EyeTM or service animals are not allowed in any housing facility owned or leased by the University. Fish may be maintained in student rooms in containers with a maximum volume equal to or less than 25 gallons. 

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