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Northeastern University Housing What To Bring

What To Bring

The Essentials

The University provides each student with a bed, desk, chair, dresser and window shade. This is true whether you are living in a traditional residence hall, a suite-style accommodation, or an apartment. Some double and triple rooms have only one closet to share with your roommate(s).

Moving to campus Brochure

The Moving to Campus (pdf) brochure provides some details about moving into our residence halls!

What you may want to bring to campus:

If possible, you and your roommate(s) should decide in advance whether one of you will bring amenities or whether you would like to buy things like rugs, and so on, after you get to campus. Each student is provided a bed, dresser, desk and chair along with a Resnet (internet) port per person and wireless internet. Each room is also furnished with at least one closet, window shades and a Husky Cable port.

  • Air-tight food-storage containers
  • Bike Helmet – Visit the hubway to participate in this city-wide program
  • Blankets
  • Bookends
  • Clock radio/alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp (not halogen)
  • Extra-long twin sheets (sometimes labeled Collegiate Twin Sheets) that will fit all University beds, which are commonly 80 inches long
  • Fan
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry bag, detergent
  • Linens
  • Nonflammable metal wastebasket
  • Oral thermometer
  • Pillows
  • Power outlet strip (12 or 14-gauge wire)
  • Shower shoes and caddy
  • Small refrigerator (not more than 5.0 cubic feet)*
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • Under-the-bed sweater/storage boxes (no deeper than 10 inches)

*In all traditional and suite-style accommodations you are not permitted to bring your own microwave, therefore, if you wish to have a microwave you may rent a micro-fridge prior to moving to campus.

What Not To Bring*

  • No outside furniture is allowed; the only exception is a desk chair
  • Any appliance with a heating coil/uncontained element
  • String lights
  • Tapestry wall hangings
  • Air conditioning units
  • Halogen lamps
  • Weightlifting equipment

*This is not meant to be a comprehensive list. Please see the Guide to Residence Hall Living for more details. Roommates may want to decide together on what to bring, either in advance or shopping together after move-in.

What you may want to know about Room Regulations:



4 Speare Commons
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Call: (617) 373-2814

–Housing and ResLife Central Office Hours–

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed

360 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts 02115617.373.2000TTY 617.373.3768
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