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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 | Specialty Housing

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 an outdoor sleeping porch that takes advantage of the temperate California weather and looks out on a beautiful courtyard.

Exterior of Orchard Meadow hall, showing its brick steps and ramp and front blue awnings
Student sitting on bed with books in an Orchard Meadows dorm room

Special Features:

  • Single or double rooms with carpeted floors and a sink
  • California sleeping porches (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.

Exterior of Olney Hall, showing front steps and blue front awning
Student using a tablet while laying across bed in an Olney Hall dorm room

Special Features:

  • Single rooms with hardwood floors and a sink
  • California sleeping porches (some rooms)
  • Common rooms
  • Full 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 north 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.

Exterior of Reinhardt Hall, one of the Hill Halls at the Oakland campus of Northeastern University, and the path leading to Founders Common.
Students play a game of Uno on couches in White Hall.

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 its 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 or double rooms with hardwood or carpeted floors; many include an in-room sink
  • Large stone fireplace in living room 
  • Community sunroom


All rooms in our apartments are furnished with a regular twin bed, desk, dresser, bookcase, 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 four students in single bedrooms. Each furnished apartment has a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The building also has a comfortable community room for study breaks, meetings, and casual conversations. An outdoor patio looks out on the beautiful nearby woods.

Exterior of Prospect Hill Apartments
Side view of the exterior of Prospect Hill Apartments

Special Features:

  • Four-bedroom apartments with shared kitchens and living rooms
  • Bathrooms with double sinks
  • Fireplace in community 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 with two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and an adjoining dining room.

Front exterior of Courtyard Townhouses
Interior of Courtyard Townhouse showing living room and kitchen

Special Features:

  • Four- and five-bedroom units with two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, and living room
  • High-speed and wireless internet access
  • Disability access

Specialty Housing

As a residential option designed for students seeking a more independent living situation, housekeeping services are not provided in our specialty housing.

Underwood Apartments

Underwood Apartments are located high above the College’s Greek Theatre. The building complex offers a total of 12 two-bedroom apartments in three separate buildings, all with wonderful views—and only a five-minute walk from the center of campus.

External view of Underwood Apartments and surrounding landscaping
Courtyard and exterior steps of Underwood Apartments

Special Features:

  • Two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments with living room and eat-in kitchen
  • Private entrances

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