Boston students are moving into neighborhoods that aren’t necessarily meant for them.
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With ridership of the off-campus student shuttle expanding, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) have entered talks to expand the service to the nearly 6,300 students who live off campus.
Second semester is here, and in many ways it’s a bit disappointing the world didn’t end last month. Especially for all of you sophomores who have a firmly set group of friends from freshman year and are wandering into Off Campus Student Services and making calls to real estate agents. Apartment hunting season is on.
The initial tour senior Tim Granger took of his 115 St. Stephen St. apartment did not give cause for the criminal justice major much concern. Other than a cockroach scuttling by, the space seemed decent enough. But as he arrived to move in with the help of his parents in September, his father, a contractor, immediately sensed there was something illegal about the apartment. Besides a single window looking out into the hallway the place was windowless, and its walls were covered in grime and muck.
Northeastern administrators and neighbors of the school renewed last Thursday the persistent debate about student housing, an issue that has proven critical as the university expands with little open space to move into. University general counsel Ralph Martin said Northeastern currently has enough beds for about 60 percent of the undergraduates living in Boston. He said school officials hope to one day accommodate 75 percent of Boston-dwelling undergraduates in student housing.
Did you miss the annual Apartment Fair? Still searching for an off-campus apartment? Tons of students came to start their apartment searches, look over sample leases and have their questions answered. But if you could not make it to the fair, not to worry – Off Campus Student Services (OCSS) […]
Off-campus students attending Northeastern said they want to be involved in on-campus events, especially those that include free food and giveaways, but can miss out due to lack of advertising. It’s a problem students and staff know exists and are trying to solve.
Over the last few weeks, students were assigned lottery numbers and began to think about where they will live next year. If your lottery number doesn’t seem promising, or you were planning on finding an off-campus apartment anyway, then you may be facing a stressful search.