Five tips to make off-campus move-in a breeze

As students return to on-campus residence halls this week in time for the start of the fall semester, many upperclass students are moving into off-campus residences in the neighborhoods surrounding Northeastern. Here’s a rundown of helpful tips from the Off-Campus Student Services office to help ease the stress of the big day.

Get a permit
The city of Boston has move-in permits available for purchase on its website. And there is a new website dedicated to moving into the city, which includes information on parking spot reservations for moving vans, rights and responsibilities as a tenant, and where you can and can’t drive a moving van, e.g., Storrow Drive.

Respect your neighbors
As students move into their new residences, it is important they be mindful of their neighbors: Be tidy, keep noise to a minimum, and don’t trespass on private property.

Be social
All of the Off-Campus Student Services’ social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, will have live updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the move-in process. Make sure to follow #NUMoveinSept1.

Stay informed
Information tents for Northeastern students will be located outside the Asian American Center at 109 Hemenway St. in the Fenway and at Fitzgerald Park at Tremont and St. Alphonsus streets in Mission Hill.

Ask questions
Fifty volunteers will be working in both Fenway and Mission Hill to hand out parking permits, provide information on overflow parking lots, and to answer any other questions students and their families may have.