Boston Student Life

Learn about the Northeastern campus, housing, dining, and social activities for Accelerate students.  

Outside of the classroom, I enjoyed exploring the city of Boston, with a group of diverse like-minded individuals that I met while attending this program. Some of these people have become my closest friends. The support and comfort I felt from the SLAs were unmatched. They took an interest in us while providing relevant information regarding Northeastern’s Undergraduate application process. Additionally, I was deeply grateful for the approachability of the higher administration of Northeastern’s Pre-College Programs, which led to impactful conversations. 

Emma F., Summer 2023


Outside of curfew hours, students can explore over 70+ acres of Northeastern’s Boston Campus. On campus, students have access to several eateries such as Starbucks, Qdoba, and Panera as well as markets and a pharmacy. Students do not leave campus unsupervised but they will have the opportunity to experience Boston through field trips and chaperoned social activities.   


Students are housed in a residence hall on Northeastern’s campus. Students typically have a roommate and share a bathroom with suitemates. Enrolled students can request a roommate through their program form. Accelerate Pre-College Programs prioritizes the safety and supervision of students. Northeastern staff live in the building and Residential Life Proctors staff the building entrance 24/7. Students are required to be in the residence hall by 10:00 p.m. each evening. More specific information about the residence hall will be shared with enrolled students. 


Each student will be assigned a Husky Card. This Husky Card will allow students to access meals at the dining hall as well as eateries across campus. More information on how to use the Husky Card as well as specifics on campus eateries will be provided to enrolled students prior to the start of the program. In the program form, enrolled students will have the opportunity to disclose any dietary allergies, restrictions, and preferences. Accelerate staff work closely with NU Dining to ensure, to the best of their ability, that each student’s dining restrictions and preferences are met. 

Social Activities   

At the start of the program, all students participate in robust orientation and welcome events. Throughout the program, students will also have the option to participate in various evening and weekend social activities. In the past, on-campus activities have included arts and crafts, stuff-a-husky, and giant board games on Centennial Quad. Off-campus activities have included exploring Boston neighborhoods, a cannoli tour of the North End, thrift shopping in Cambridge, exploring the Seaport, and Questing at Borda Borg.



Northeastern welcomes requests for student accommodations, (academic, ADA, dietary, religious, or other) from students and their families. Northeastern values and is sensitive to individual needs, and will work to accommodate reasonable requests where possible and practicable. Prior to enrollment, students and families should contact us via email to discuss possible accommodations.