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Frequently asked questions

Housing FAQs

When and how will I receive housing information for the fall?

You should be using your Northeastern email at this time and monitoring regularly for updates. A Housing Application/Housing Preference Form for new Oakland students will be available over the summer to complete.

Where can I view detailed housing and dining policies for the academic year?

Visit Housing and Residential Life’s Oakland Policies and Publications for housing and dining information including the 2023-2024 Guide to Residence Hall Living (PDF).

Can we request specific housing or roommates?

Not all styles of housing may be available for incoming new students. More details on building and style locations will be shared when the Housing Application/Housing Preference Form is available. Many new students will live in traditional corridor-style housing options.

Students will be able to create a roommate pair in the Housing Application/Housing Preference Form but will not be able to request a specific building or suite.

Can first-year students live off campus?

When you complete the Housing Application/Housing Preference Form, you can request a residency waiver to live off campus. Please note that an approved residency waiver forfeits all future housing guarantees.

How can I request a housing accommodation for medical reasons?

When you complete the Housing Application/Housing Preference Form, please answer “yes” to the Medical Accommodation question, whether your accommodation has been approved or is still in review.

If you have not already begun the process of registering your medical condition with the Disability Resource Center, you should do so as soon as possible as the review period can take up to three weeks once all documentation is received. You can learn more from the Disability Resource Center’s Incoming and Unregistered Students web page.

For more information about accommodations on the Oakland campus, please email oaklandaccess@northeastern.edu or connect with Associate Director of Student Access and Support Services Courtney Gutierrez at c.gutierrez@northeastern.edu.

Are the apartments/special housing part of the university or contracts with separate landlords?

Housing options for required first- and second-year students will be provided by the university in housing that is owned, leased, licensed, or controlled by the university.

Is housing available for incoming graduate students?

University housing will not be available for graduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

How do I receive accommodations for an emotional support animal?

When you complete the Housing Application/Housing Preference Form, please answer “yes” to the accommodation question, whether your accommodation has been approved or is still in review.

If you have not begun the process of registering for accommodations with the Disability Resource Center, you should do so as soon as possible as the review period can take up to 3 weeks once all documentation is received. Please note, you must also meet with a disability specialist for an intake meeting as part of the review process. You can learn more from the Disability Resource Center’s Incoming and Unregistered Students web page.

If you are approved for an emotional support animal, you must read and sign the Approved Animal Contract. In addition, each semester you must:

  • Provide the university with a record of the approved animal’s vaccination records.
  • Submit an updated Roommate Consent Form.
  • Notify the university if the approved animal is no longer on campus.

Please note that failure to follow university policy regarding housing and conduct can result in loss of housing.

For more information about accommodations on the Oakland campus, please email oaklandaccess@northeastern.edu or connect with Associate Director of Student Access and Support Services Courtney Gutierrez at c.gutierrez@northeastern.edu.

Are the beds in the residence halls twin or twin XL?

Most beds are twin length; however, we recommend purchasing twin XL bedding to accommodate all housing options.

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