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Northeastern University Housing Fall 2016 Room Selection

Fall 2016 Room Selection

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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.

Fall 2016 Housing Selection

Incoming first year students

First-year students live in one of our popular Living Learning Communities (LLCs), themed housing environments that connect students of similar academic and personal interests. LLCs are a great way to enrich your academic experience outside the classroom and to form long-lasting bonds with other students who share the same values and enjoy the same activities. After your freshman year, you are guaranteed housing on campus.

APPLYING FOR HOUSING

For information on the application process, please visit this website.

You can also find information on pricing here or take a look at the specific 2015-2016 First Year: Traditional Rate Chart. (2016-17 Rates to Come)

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.

CURRENT FIRST YEAR STUDENTS/Rising Sophomore

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.

current freshmen timeline

HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

Selection Guide
Rate Chart 2015-2016  (2016-2017 coming soon)
Residence Hall and Dining License Agreement 2016-2017
Selection Infographic
Selection Times (pdf)

HOW DO I SELECT?

How will I select with a Group of Students: Fill an Apartment

  1. Plan on your first three choices as follows:
    • Best case scenario of where you want to live
    • 2nd best case scenario of where you want to live
    • Something that you can make work with all or parts of your original group
  2. Assemble the lottery information for all students in the group
    • Lottery Number
    • Scheduled Selection Time
    • Roommate NUID
    • Roommate Group PIN
  3. Figure out who has the best lottery number and selection time. Whoever has the best lottery number (lowest number- closest to 1) will be the person selecting for the group. Make sure this person knows how the group wants to be placed!
  4. Login to Housing Online up to five days prior to your selection time to view vacancies on the Vacancy Report.
  5. Plan to FILL all of the bed spaces in the apartment as it is required during the Fill an Apartment selection times. Students may need to expand/decrease their group size during the process in order to fill each space in their selected apartment. For example: If you are in a roommate pair, you would not be able to select spaces in a six person apartment unless you had four other people to select with; your only choices would be two person apartments.

How will I select by myself: Individual Selection

  1. Figure out what your selection time is based on your lottery number.
  2. Login to Housing Online up to five days prior to that date and time to view vacancies.
  3. Login on your individual selection day at your selection time and pick from whatever is available.

How will I be assigned after the selection times are over?

All required students who do not select during their selection time will be randomly assigned to an open space during the Pending Assignment Process by the end of April.

WHAT WILL MY CHOICES BE?

Since Current Freshman/Rising Sophomores are required to live on campus, a number of spaces are held for Sophomore Selection and are located in buildings that have regularly been chosen by rising sophomores in the past.If you had the best sophomore selection number, your choices might look like the options below. Please be aware that the buildings listed in the Mixed column will also have been available to upperclassmen and will be limited.

freshman-buildings-chart (2)

What if I want to select HONORS HOUSING?

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- Approximately 50% of the building (Second year students)

What if I want to select GENDER NEUTRAL HOUSING?

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. In order to view Gender Neutral Housing during your selection date and time, you must have applied for it and fill out the agreement.  Once you sign the Gender Neutral Housing Agreement (2016-2017 to be added) online, you are able to view Gender Neutral spaces during your scheduled lottery selection date and time.

HOW CAN I RECEIVE A MEDICAL ACCOMMODATION?

If you have a medical accommodation for housing, a new form must be submitted for every academic year. Please note that if you put your form in after selection has begun, there will be limited availability. You may view the Housing Accommodation Information and form here.

HOW CAN I CANCEL MY HOUSING?

Since you are required to live on campus as a current freshman/rising sophomore, you can only cancel your housing if you are co-oping farther than 20 miles 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.

Second Year and Third Year + Students

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

PLEASE NOTE: All Third Year+ students who receive a lottery number are required to pay a deposit for the Fall Semester. Filling out your housing application does NOT guarantee your space on campus, if you are assigned a lottery number you must pay the Fall 2016 deposit by February 15 on your myNEU under NU Pay or you will not be able to participate in the lottery. Students: if you would like your parents to receive reminders about deposit deadlines they can do so with the Parent Email Opt-In.

Upperclass 2016-2017 Timeline

HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

Selection Guide
Rate Chart 2015-2016 (2016-2017 coming soon)
Residence Hall and Dining License Agreement 2016-2017
Selection Infographic
Selection Times (pdf)

HOW DO I SELECT?

How will I select with a Group of Students: Fill an Apartment

  1. Plan on your first three choices as follows:
    • Best case scenario of where you want to live
    • 2nd best case scenario of where you want to live
    • Something that you can make work with all or parts of your original group
  2. Assemble the lottery information for all students in the group
    • Lottery Number
    • Scheduled Selection Time
    • Roommate NUID
    • Roommate Group PIN
  3. Figure out who has the best lottery number and selection time. Whoever has the best lottery number (lowest number- closest to 1) will be the person selecting for the group. Make sure this person knows how the group wants to be placed!
  4. Login to Housing Online up to five days prior to your selection time to view vacancies on the Vacancy Report.
  5. Plan to FILL all the spaces in the apartment as it is required during the Fill an Apartment selection times. Students may need to expand/decrease their group size during the process in order to fill each space in their selected apartment. For example: If you are in a roommate pair, you would not be able to select spaces in a six person apartment unless you had four other people to select with; your only choices would be two person apartments.

How will I select by myself: Individual Selection

  1. Figure out what your Individual Selection time is based on your lottery number
  2. Login to Housing Online up to five days prior to that date and time to view vacancies
  3. Login on your individual selection day at your selection time and pick from whatever is available.

How will I be assigned after the selection times are over?

For students who do not select what is available during the selection time, we offer the Pending Assignment Process. This is a routine part of our assignment process and it is important to remember that if you had a lottery number, you are still guaranteed housing.

WHAT WILL MY CHOICES BE?

Five days before selection begins, you will see availability on the Vacancy Report. At the start of Selection you will see choices in the following buildings:

upperclassmen-buildings (1)

What if I want to select HONORS HOUSING?

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 G - 6th Floor Only (3rd year students and beyond only)

What if I want to select GENDER NEUTRAL HOUSING?

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. In order to view Gender Neutral Housing during your selection date and time, you must have applied for it and fill out the agreement.  Once you sign the Gender Neutral Housing Agreement (2016-2017 to be added) online, you are able to view Gender Neutral spaces during your scheduled lottery selection date and time.

HOW CAN I RECEIVE A MEDICAL ACCOMMODATION?

If you have a medical accommodation for housing, a new form must be submitted for every academic year. Please note that if you put your form in after selection has begun, there will be limited availability. You may view the Housing Accommodation Information and form here.

HOW CAN I CANCEL MY HOUSING?

If you are heading into your third+ year and looking to cancel your housing you may cancel before May 15th without penalty. 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 and charges 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 2016-2017 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.

Questions?

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360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Email: housing@neu.edu
Call: (617) 373-2814

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