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Residential options

Housing options

Located on a 135-acre residential campus in the foothills of Oakland, California, we offer a variety of historic and contemporary housing options surrounded by natural beauty. Housing is available to incoming undergraduate students. All options offer wireless internet and laundry facilities.

Residence halls | Apartments

Residence halls

All residence halls have recreation rooms and kitchens. All rooms are furnished with a regular twin bed, desk, dresser, bookcase, and chair per student. Housekeeping services are provided for the shared restrooms and residence hall common areas.

Orchard Meadow Hall

Orchard Meadow Hall consists of two separate wings connected by a large paneled-oak living room with tile floors. Many Orchard Meadow rooms offer large, shared balconies that take advantage of the temperate California weather and look out on a beautiful courtyard.

Student sits on bed and writes in room in Orchard Meadow Hall on the Oakland campus of Northeastern University

Special features:

  • Single or double rooms with carpeted floors and a sink
  • Shared balconies (some rooms)
  • Disability access
  • Common rooms

Warren Olney Hall

Warren Olney Hall gives you numerous opportunities to live with students from all walks of life and create bonds beyond the classroom. Special activities and programs bring students together, and the large recreation and TV rooms, kitchen, and lounges provide a comfortable setting for all.

Special features:

  • Single and double rooms with hardwood floors and a sink
  • Shared balconies (some rooms)
  • Common rooms
  • Disability access

The Hill Residence Halls: Ege Hall, Reinhardt Hall, and White Hall

The Hill Halls are comprised of three residence halls clustered together on the east side of campus. Proximity to one another makes this cluster a hub of social activity with a convenient location near the main dining hall on campus.

Group of students gathers in White Hall common area

Special features:

  • Single or double rooms, some in suites featuring one double and two single rooms
  • Two-bedroom suites with private bathrooms and shared kitchenette, living room, and bathroom
  • Three wings, each with their own common area

Mary Morse Hall

From its location atop Prospect Hill, students look out onto the Rhododendron Courtyard. The beautiful high-ceilinged living room is a favorite gathering spot for Mary Morse residents.

Front of the Mary Morse residence hall on the Oakland campus of Northeastern University
Student sits at desk in Mary Morse Hall

Special features:

  • Single, double, and triple rooms with hardwood or carpeted floors; many include an in-room sink
  • Community living room with large stone fireplace
  • Community sunroom


All rooms in our apartments are furnished with a regular twin bed, desk, dresser, and chair per student. As a residential option designed for students seeking a more independent living situation, housekeeping services are not provided in our apartments.

Prospect Hill Apartments

Prospect Hill Apartments are situated atop one of the highest points on campus. Prospect Hill Apartments provide an independent living option of eight apartments, each housing six students in a combination of single and double bedrooms. Each apartment is furnished and has a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. An outdoor patio looks out on the beautiful nearby woods.

Special features:

  • Four-bedroom apartments with a combination of single and double bedrooms
  • Bathrooms with double sinks, plus a kitchen and living room
  • Disability access

Courtyard Townhouses

Located on the hill just off the main campus entrance, the Courtyard Townhouses include three buildings—Clare Springs House, Vivian Stephenson House, and Joan Danforth House. The distinctive Craftsman-style apartments in each house include a choice of four or five bedrooms housing eight students. Each unit has a combination of single and double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and an adjoining dining room.

Special features:

  • Four- and five-bedroom units with a combination of single and double bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms, plus a kitchen, dining room, and living room
  • Disability access

Underwood Apartments

The Underwood Apartments are a complex of three buildings located high above our Greek Theatre. Underwood offers a total of 12 two-bedroom apartments, each with one single and one double bedroom, housing 3 students. All units offer wonderful views and are only a five-minute walk from the center of campus.

Special features:

  • Two-bedroom units with one single and one double bedroom
  • One bathroom, plus an eat-in kitchen and living room
  • Private entrances

Sage Hall, Room 138

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