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.General Information
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.
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.
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.
All apartments have at least one cable TV connection. Beginning in fall 2011, Leased Properties residents receive a student discount on their Comcast service. When contacting Comcast to establish service, leased properties, residents must identify themselves as Northeastern students in order to receive the discount.
Internet and E-mail
You may access Northeastern's email and Internet program through your modem and a telephone line or cable internet service. ResNet connections are not available in leased properties.
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.
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.
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.
For health and humanitarian 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.