Commencement 2021

An update on the university’s spring commencement exercises was sent to the community on February 11. All planning will be guided by science, in compliance with local and state public health guidelines, and with the safety of our community at the forefront. This will be the first of several updates.

Our current plan is for all undergraduate students in the Class of 2021 (December 2020 graduates, May and August 2021 degree candidates) to celebrate commencement at a premiere, outdoor Boston venue on Saturday, May 8th

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Northeastern plans for an in-person Commencement in 2021

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COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination

Important Update: Massachusetts Vaccine Planning

On Feb. 18, Massachusetts announced that individuals over age 65 and those with two or more qualifying medical conditions will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.  

 As we enter this phase of the Massachusetts vaccination plan, we have an important update for the community. Because Massachusetts has changed the list of medical conditions that make someone eligible for Phase Two vaccination, community members will need to resubmit Northeastern’s Phase Two Attestation Form to update attestation of their eligibility.  

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Vaccine Distribution

In January, Northeastern became one of the first universities in the United States to begin vaccinating its campus community. This important milestone marks a critical turning point in our continuing efforts over the last ten months to safeguard the health of the Northeastern community and help hasten the end of the pandemic.

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Margaret Burnham, university distinguished professor of law at Northeastern, receives a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Cabot Testing Center. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Northeastern ramps up COVID-19 vaccination rollout on the Boston campus to protect the community

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COVID-19 Testing

Testing Dashboard

Cabot Testing Center Hours

Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Monday: 7am to 7pm
Tuesday: 6am to 7pm
Wednesday: 7am to 7pm
Thursday: 7am to 7pm
Friday: 6am to 7pm

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Nurse practitioner Jackie Fox administers the first Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Iloisa Teixeira, a staff member at Northeastern’s Cabot Testing Center. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Northeastern University begins COVID-19 vaccinations

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COVID-19 Vaccines 101

Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute has launched COVID-19 Vaccine 101, an easy to understand 30-minute course designed to educate people who are unsure whether they will opt-in to receive the immunization.

Student Life

Here’s how 7 students are feeling about their first semester at Northeastern

What would you tell prospective students? How do you plan to achieve your goals? What clubs do you wish Northeastern offered? Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, gets feedback from seven first-year students.

Student Group Spotlight

Discover a new student group each Wednesday on Northeastern’s Instagram.

11/18/20 - BOSTON, MA:  Students draw with chalk and paint as part of the Art Project hosted by the Office of Global Services and the Mural Club on Centennial Common on Nov. 18, 2020. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Get involved!

Home to nearly 400 student organizations, Northeastern offers endless opportunities for your student to get involved.

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Students move in for spring semester. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

‘Feeling safe at Northeastern is a really good feeling’

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Daniel Simpson, who studies mechanical engineering, demonstrates his sanitizing robot inside the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on Northeastern's Boston campus on Dec. 15, 2020. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

He built a COVID-19-busting robot to sanitize your desk

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09/28/20 - BOSTON, MA. - Students Colin Keil, who studies computer science and Zhiyong Zhang, who studies electrical and computer engineering work on a robot in the ISEC building on Sept. 28, 2020. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students can participate in research and creative endeavors across the disciplines at Northeastern through The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.

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Map of open spaces in Boston

Stay safe and social at these open spaces across Boston

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Greg Dowling, left, moves his son Cole Dowling into his dorm in West Village for the spring semester. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Move-in is a big moment for Northeastern parents, too

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Jacki Smith, a first-year Northeastern student, hugs her father Gary Smith goodbye after moving into her dormitory on Columbus Avenue. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

This move-in was 'a breeze'

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Additional Resources

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Dates to Remember

Feb 22

First day of summer class registration for continuing students

Mar 22

Fall class offerings posted on web

Apr 12

First day of fall class registration for continuing students

Apr 19

Patriots Day, no classes (Boston campus)

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11/05/2020 BOSTON, MA. - Zeynep Gul, who studies architecture, works in the dining tent outside West Village on Northeastern’s Boston campus on Nov. 5, 2020. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Study Spaces On Campus

Students can use this tool to find a safe space to study, participate in remote classes, and collaborate.

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24/7 Mental Health Support

Your student can access confidential, 24/7 mental health support through Find@Northeastern.

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5 years, 2 degrees

Northeastern’s PlusOne programs allow undergraduates to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years—and still take advantage of Northeastern’s signature experiential opportunities.

11/14/17 - BOSTON, MA. - Students play games at Campus Crossroads as a part of International Education Week on Nov. 14, 2017. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Resources for international families

Is your student new to the United States? The Office of Global Services is here to help with visa applications, documentation, employment opportunities, and student support.

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03/19/19 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT. - The Northeastern University Men's Basketball team arrive at the Salt Lake City airport for the NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2019. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

International Travel

The Northeastern Travel Support Network promotes safety beyond the Boston campus with 24/7 international emergency assistance.

September 18, 2014 - Tessine Murji, right, SSH'18, and Selbe Van Winkle, centre, SSH'18, speak to Katryna Gouin, S'15, who did a co-op abroad where she taught biology at the International School of Bremen in Germany.

Co-op & Career Resources

Set your child up for career success with Northeastern’s cornerstone experiential learning program – cooperative education (co-op).

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