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FAQs for Current 1st Year Students

As a current first year student can an eligible upperclassmen with a lottery number pull me into their apartment?
Yes, if you have a friend with a lottery number that is participating in the on-line selection process, all they need is your roommate reg-code and password to pull you into a vacancy within their apartment.

What is the deadline to guarantee that I receive a lottery number?
You must apply for housing by noon on January 21, 2015.  Students who fail to apply by January 21, 2015 will be given the highest available lottery numbers. 

How do I apply for NUterm?
NUterm is Summer I for current freshmen.  Freshmen participating in NUterm are required to live on campus as it is a continuation of the freshmen year.  If you plan to participate in NUterm you may indicate it on the housing application.  Once you register for classes for NUterm, you will automatically be enrolled in on-campus housing.  The process for selecting your housing for NUterm will be released in March.

Do I need to pay a housing deposit for NUterm or Summer II?
Current freshmen who register for NUterm do not need to pay a housing deposit for NUterm (Summer I) since you will be required to live on campus.  If you also wish to live on campus for Summer II, you much pay the $200 Summer II Upperclass Housing deposit via your MYNeu portal.

Please note that if you contract with an outside vendor to pay University bills (i.e., AMS Payment Plan), this payment plan WILL NOT cover housing deposits, so you will be responsible for paying these deposits for the semesters you request.  

How do I know which semesters to apply for if I do not know my co-op plans for next year?
Regardless of which semester(s) you hope to live on campus during the 2015-2016 academic year, you must apply. If you are unsure of your co-op plans for next year, please deposit for all semesters you might require housing.  Should you need to cancel housing for a semester due to a co-op appointment outside the Boston area (beyond Route 128), your deposit will be transferred to your tuition account providing you cancel in writing and submit documentation from your co-op advisor.

What if I am currently financially blocked?
Students who currently have a financial block, and/or are not in good standing with the University, will not be permitted to apply/deposit for housing and participate in the Room Selection Process.  Stop by Student Accounts in 120 Hayden Hall to clear any blocks so that you may apply for housing by January 21st.  If you are unable to clear your block by the deposit deadline, please contact Housing & Residential Life for assistance. 

What if I am in need of a special housing accommodation?
Visit our Housing Accommodation Request.

How are lottery numbers assigned?
Lottery numbers are randomly computer generated based on year of attendance.  Randomly selected current 4th+ year students will receive the "best" lottery numbers, followed by current 3rd year, current 2nd year and then all guaranteed 1st year students.

When will I find out my lottery number?
Lottery numbers will be sent to your Husky e-mail accounts in early February.  At this time, you will also receive detailed information about the room selection process, forming roommate sets, and on the various options for upperclass housing.

Can I live on campus while on co-op?
Yes! As long as you apply and deposit on time, you are able to live on campus while you are on co-op.

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