Off-campus move-in: what you need to know

Here’s a rundown of information and helpful tips for students moving in—or out—of off-campus housing on Sept. 1 prior to the fall semester, provided by Northeastern’s Off Campus Student Services office:

New website exclusively for off-campus move-in
Off Campus Student Services has launched a new website with information on everything from move-in tips to parking. It’s important to remember that it will be a very busy day, with thousands of people moving in and out of neighborhoods and traffic will be heavy in many places.

Off Campus Student Services has also created a helpful one-page tip sheet with resources and advice for living off-campus in Boston.

Tips and reminders for Mission Hill and Fenway residents
Students moving in or out of off-campus housing in Mission Hill or the section of the Fenway neighborhood next to campus can obtain parking passes from any of the nearly 50 volunteers who will be walking these neighborhoods wearing red T-shirts. It’s important to know that these parking passes will last for only one hour to load and unload vehicles, and then students must move their vehicles to overflow lots located nearby in the Mission Hill and Fenway areas. Volunteers will be handing out maps to the overflow lots and will be available to answer any other questions.

For students moving into off-campus residences in the Fenway area, moving bins will be available in the North Lot from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Boston Police will be directing traffic in these neighborhoods and some streets will have restricted parking. Also, be mindful of neighbors. Do not cross through yards, and keep activity and noise levels low and properly dispose of trash.

Street occupancy and moving permits now available online
Students moving into neighborhoods other than Mission Hill and Fenway can visit the city of Boston’s website to find more information about obtaining a one-day moving van permit, which can now be applied for online.

Tips on social media
Off Campus Student Services will be live tweeting throughout the day on Sept. 1, and students should tweet @nuoffcampus using #NUmoveinSept1 with any questions or concerns. Also, follow the office on Twitter and Facebook in the days leading up to Sept. 1 for more information.

Download Boston’s new 311 app
Students are also encouraged to download the city of Boston’s BOS:311 app and use it to report non-emergency issues or problems with their off-campus housing apartments or buildings.