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Housing and Dining

Northeastern’s Oakland campus gives you a home base that will connect you with the people and resources in the Bay Area that will help you flourish. Students will find a range of safe and secure housing options, from traditional residence halls to specialty apartments, all set on a beautiful 135-acre residential campus.

To ensure students have a positive residential experience, our Office of Housing and Residential life is responsible for fostering a safe, inclusive, and supportive community in which residents develop interpersonal skills and respect for self and others. They also create co-curricular programming that supports academic success and personal interests.

University Housing

Undergraduates who enter as first-year students through fall admission will live in university housing during their first year. After that, students will reside in a combination of university or off-campus housing options and pursue global experiences outside of the Bay Area.

First-year undergraduate students typically live in traditional style residence halls, sharing common spaces with peers. Students build strong connections that help them adjust to college life, explore campus, and experience the Bay Area and beyond.

One of the experiences that first-year students also share is being part of a Living Learning Community (LLC.) An LLC brings students together typically around an academic major or academic theme. This experience enables students to form relationships within their living group through common topics and passions. LLCs connect your residential life to your academic life and host various events and activities throughout the year.

To make your transition to campus more seamless, first-year students will be placed in Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) with students with similar interests. Students will receive communication in spring 2023 when they can express their preferences.


Our campus dining options feature local ingredients, authentic flavors, and farm-fresh produce (including some harvested from the Mills community farm). Guests can enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining at Founders Commons, featuring a variety of rotating menu items including vegan and vegetarian options, a fresh salad bar, and traditional student favorites. The Tea Shop features a café market-style experience with a coffee bar, made-to-order deli, and a changing selection of hot entrées. At Café Suzie, students can stop in for grab-and-go snacks and beverages, grocery items, and school pride merchandise.

Students dine at table at Founders Common

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