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Housing Selection & Placement

Once you have applied and have received a lottery number, the information below pertains to the housing selection process.

All students will have the option to select as an individual or to pull any eligible roommates into your apartment. In an effort to keep roommate sets together, we are offering the opportunity to select as a 5- or 4- (A limited number of 2, 3 and 6 person apartments are also available) person group during group selection or as an individual or smaller roommate set at general selection. Please reference the housing selection schedule.

For other questions/concerns about the room selection process, please see our FAQs at the bottom of the page.

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

Students heading into the second year of school will have the option to select as an individual or to pull any eligible roommates into your apartment. In an effort to keep roommate sets together, we are offering the opportunity to select as a 5- or 4- (A limited number of 2, 3 and 6 person apartments are also available) person group during group selection or as an individual or smaller roommate set at general selection. Please reference the housing selection schedule to determine when your selection date and time is based on your assigned lottery number.

Any student, first year or upperclassmen, with a lottery number can pull you into an apartment. All they need is your roommate registration code and password to pull you into a vacancy during the selection process.

If you have a group of students you intend to live with, here is what you should do step by step:
  1. Assemble the lottery information for all students in the group
    • Lottery Number
    • Scheduled Selection Time
    • Roommate Registration Code
    • Roommate Password
  2. Figure out who has the best lottery number and selection time
  3. Login to Housing Online up to (5) days prior to that date and time to view vacancies
  4. Plan to FILL an entire apartment as you are required to completely fill an apartment to select it on the first selection night for your class
  5. Plan on your first three choices as follows:
    • 100% best case scenario of where you want to live
    • 50% best case scenario of where you want to live
    • Something that you can make work with all or parts of your original group
    • A plan of what you would like to do if you cannot live with your roommate choices

Whoever has the best lottery number (closest to 1) will be the person selecting for the group. Make sure this person knows how the group wants to be placed!

If you want to select housing on your own, here is what you should do step by step:
  1. Figure out what your selection time is based on your lottery number
  2. Login to Housing Online up to (5) days prior to that date and time to view vacancies
  3. Login on your selection day at your selection time and pick from whatever is available or use PAWS

PAWS – Placement Assistance with Staff

For students who do not like what is available during their selection time, we offer PAWS. This is a routine part of our assignment process and it is important to remember that you are still guaranteed housing and required to live on campus. Only one form is needed per group if you are requesting housing with a group of friends. Once you submit your placement form and we assign you, we will notify you when your assignment is available. Please be patient and check your myNEU e-mail regularly for updates, as your assignment could be available any time from May to August.

Housing Accommodation Requests

Please view the Housing Accommodation Information and form here.

GENDER NEUTRAL HOUSING SELECTION

Gender Neutral Housing can be selected during your selection date and time. Gender Neutral housing is defined as a housing option in which two or more students share a multiple-occupancy apartment or suite, in mutual agreement, regardless of the students’ sex or gender. Once you sign the Gender Neutral Housing Agreement (2016-2017 to be added) online, you are able to view Gender Neutral apartment spaces during your scheduled lottery selection date and time. If you are interested in signing a Gender Neutral Housing Agreement and did not already indicate this on your initial application, please email housing@neu.edu to request the link.

HONORS HOUSING SELECTION

Honors housing can be selected during your selection date and time. Honors housing is ONLY for students who are in the University Honors program, you cannot pull in a non-Honors student into Honors housing.

Honors Housing is located in the following Buildings:

West Village C - Entire Building (Second year students)

West Village F - Select Apartments (Second year students only)

West Village G - Select Apartments (3rd year students and beyond only)

CANCELLATION INFORMATION

As you are required to live on campus your first two years at the university, you can cancel your housing if you are co-oping outside of the Boston area, studying abroad, taking a medical leave of absence or withdrawing from the University. If any of the those situations apply to you, please email housing@neu.edu with your name, NUID number, the semester you are looking to cancel, as well as the reason, and we will begin the cancellation process.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

All first year and second year students are required to live on campus while taking classes or on a co-op assignment in the Boston area. The residency requirement in place at Northeastern has been developed over time and with consideration. Research has shown that first and second year students who live in residence halls build closer relationships with faculty, staff and their peers; become more involved; and are generally more satisfied with their overall university experience. The policy is in place due to the significant link between academic success and on-campus living. Please find further information regarding the Residency Waiver Process here.

Second Year and Third Year + Students

Students heading into their third year + of school who wish to live on campus will have the option to select as an individual or to pull any eligible roommates into your apartment. In an effort to keep roommate sets together, we are offering the opportunity to select as a 5- or 4- (A limited number of 2, 3 and 6 person apartments are also available) person group during group selection or as an individual or smaller roommate set at general selection. Please reference the housing selection schedule to determine when your selection date and time is based on your assigned lottery number.

Any student, first year or upperclassmen, with a lottery number can pull you into an apartment. All they need is your roommate registration code and password to pull you into a vacancy during the selection process.

If you have a group of students you intend to live with, here is what you should do step by step:
  1. Assemble the lottery information for all students in the group
    • Lottery Number
    • Scheduled Selection Time
    • Roommate Registration Code
    • Roommate Password
  2. Figure out who has the best lottery number and selection time
  3. Login to Housing Online up to (5) days prior to that date and time to view vacancies
  4. Plan to FILL an entire apartment as you are required to completely fill an apartment to select it on the first selection night for your class
  5. Plan on your first three choices as follows:
    • 100% best case scenario of where you want to live
    • 50% best case scenario of where you want to live
    •  Something that you can make work with all or parts of your original group
    • A plan of what you would like to do if you cannot live with your roommate choices

Whoever has the best lottery number (closest to 1) will be the person selecting for the group. Make sure this person knows how the group wants to be placed!

If you want to select housing on your own, here is what you should do step by step:
  1. Figure out what your selection time is based on your lottery number
  2. Login to Housing Online up to (5) days prior to that date and time to view vacancies
  3. Login on your selection day at your selection time and pick from whatever is available or use PAWS

PAWS – Placement Assistance with Staff

For students who do not like what is available during their selection time, we offer PAWS. This is a routine part of our assignment process and it is important to remember that you are still guaranteed housing and required to live on campus. Only one form is needed per group if you are requesting housing with a group of friends. Once you submit your placement form and we assign you, we will notify you when your assignment is available. Please be patient and check your myNEU e-mail regularly for updates, as your assignment could be available any time from May to August.

HOUSING ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS

Please view the Housing Accommodation Information and form here.

GENDER NEUTRAL HOUSING SELECTION

Gender Neutral Housing can be selected during your selection date and time. Gender Neutral housing is defined as a housing option in which two or more students share a multiple-occupancy apartment or suite, in mutual agreement, regardless of the students’ sex or gender. Once you sign the Gender Neutral Housing Agreement (2016-2017 to be added) online, you are able to view Gender Neutral apartment spaces during your scheduled lottery selection date and time. If you are interested in signing a Gender Neutral Housing Agreement and did not already indicate this on your initial application, please email housing@neu.edu to request the link.

HONORS HOUSING SELECTION

Honors housing can be selected during your selection date and time. Honors housing is ONLY for students who are in the University Honors program, you cannot pull in a non-Honors student into Honors housing.

Honors Housing is located in the following Buildings:

West Village C - Entire Building (Second year students only)

West Village F - Select Apartments (Second year students only)

West Village G - Select Apartments (3rd year students and beyond only)

CANCELLATION INFORMATION

If you are heading into your third + year and looking to cancel your housing, please send an e-mail with your name, NUID, and the terms you wish to cancel to housing@neu.edu. Please be aware of the cancellation deadlines if you do choose to cancel.

Graduate/Law

Graduate housing is located at 309-315 and 331 Huntington Avenue. Law housing is located at 335 Huntington Avenue and 768 Columbus Avenue.

Residential Life Building Contact Information

Types of Apartments

The following apartment descriptions and rates help illustrate what housing options are available. All Northeastern apartments include utilities, except internet, telephone, and cable services.

Room options and rates for the 2015-2016 school terms:

2015-2016 Graduate/Law Rate Chart (.pdf)

Graduate Apartment Options:

Studio Apartment: $6480 per term - A single studio apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom.

Economy single bedroom: $4860 per term - A single bedroom in a shared apartment with a kitchen and bathroom and no common living area.

Enhanced single bedroom with no living room: $5375 per term - A single bedroom in a shared, new, or renovated apartment with a kitchen and bathroom but no common living area.

Law Apartment Options:

Studio Apartment: $4860 per quarter - A single studio apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom. Very limited, located in 335 Huntington Ave

Economy single bedroom: $3400 per quarter - A single bedroom in a shared apartment with a kitchen and bathroom and no common living area. Located in 335 Huntington Ave, in either doubles or triples.

Enhanced single bedroom with no living room: $4030 per quarter - A single bedroom in a shared, renovated apartment with a kitchen and bathroom but no common living area. Located in 768 Columbus Ave, all triple apartments.

FAQs

Unsure about your co-op plans or study abroad?

Regardless of your co-op or study abroad schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, you must go through the selection process, as you are a required student. Should you need to cancel housing for a semester due to a co-op outside the Boston area (beyond Route 128) or a study abroad, you can cancel your on-campus housing by e-mailing housing@neu.edu your name, NUID number and the semester you are canceling. You must also have your co-op advisor e-mail confirmation to Housing, as well, to confirm your co-op location or your study abroad advisor e-mail to confirm your study abroad. As you are a required student, if your co-op is located in the Boston area you are required to live on campus.

Have a hold on your account?

Students who currently have a financial block, and/or are not in good standing with the University, will not be permitted to participate in the Room Selection Process. Stop by Student Accounts in 120 Hayden Hall to clear any blocks so that you may participate. If you are unable to clear your block, please contact Housing & Residential Life for assistance.

Wondering how your lottery number has been assigned to you?

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.

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