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NEW: Learn more about the improved NUPD Feedback System
Are you Stressed About Finding an Apartment?
 
You're not alone! This process can be challenging and time consuming, especially for busy students! Alleviate the stress by reading our great tips.

The Main Steps:
  1. Figure out the specifics of budget, roommates, and where you want to live.
  2. Start searching for apartments on the internet, or go directly to real estate agencies!
  3. Visit several apartments in person and use our apartment hunting checklist to help you along the way!
What Resources Do We Offer?
  • Our online housing database makes apartment searching easier, helps prevent scams and allows you to easily filter for the perfect apartment!
  • Get your lease reviewed by one of our Lease Genius experts to ensure you fully understand your lease and to avoid signing anything that contains illegal clauses.
  • Drop into one of our zoom office hours where we can answer any questions you have during the apartment search process.
  • Attend the OCHSS annual Apartment Fair! Live chat with realtors and property managers from 11am-1pm. Register HERE.
Safety Tips:
  • Be mindful of potential scams that can more easily happen on websites and social media platforms.
  • If you cannot view an apartment in person, ask a friend to, or ask for a FaceTime showing.
  • Do not use wire transfers as a mode of payment or pay in cash.
View apartment listings here!

2021 Apartment Fair

February 10th (virtual), 9am-1pm EST
Starting your apartment search? Start with the Apartment Fair! We will have information sessions in the morning followed by live chat options with realtors and property managers from 11am-1pm, available apartment listings and 3D tours, and OCHSS staff and students to answer your questions live. Register and attend for a chance to win prizes!!
Register here
Dear Off Campus,

I've heard horror stories about some realtors. How can I make sure I choose a good realtor? 

Sincerely,
Wary of Realtors

Dear Wary of Realtors,

OCHSS is here to help you find a reputable realtor! A great place to start is by visiting the OCHSS Off Campus Housing Database. Here you will find a list of trusted realtors that our office has worked with before and who abide by professional standards of practice, as well as all local, state and federal laws. You can also look up a realtor by name using the Massachusetts State Licensing Board website to be extra sure the person you are working with is a licensed realtor. When in doubt, ask OCHSS!

Sincerely, 
Hannah, Sophia and Christina
Your Community Ambassadors

Ask a CA on Zoom!
Northeastern Opportunities
Community Volunteers Program Recruiting for Spring 2021 Cycle
 
This fall the Community Service & Civic Engagement team launched the newly redesigned Community Volunteers Program (CVP). This semester-long volunteer program provides consistent, weekly service opportunities for students at local nonprofit organizations. In this first semester, CVP exceeded its recruitment goals by placing 66 student volunteers with 5 non profit organizations. Through both virtual service and in-person engagement, our Community Volunteers contributed over 1,200 hours of service through tutoring and mentoring youth, preparing nutritionally appropriate meals for community members with chronic illness, and creating digital physical education content for families.

CVP is now actively recruiting volunteers for the spring 2021 cycle! Visit our website for more information about the service opportunities and to apply before January 29th!




 
 
 
Join  DREAM!
Are you looking for a volunteer club at Northeastern? Apply to join DREAM today! We are a mentorship based volunteer group with two chapters that serve the Orchard Gardens and Madison Park communities. Join and mentor a child in an effort to be a positive influence by bonding through recreational activities every weekend, helping with schoolwork and (when they are older) encouraging the exploration of higher education by going to college fairs with them, helping them with their applications, etc. Overall, DREAM aims to close the opportunity gap!

Scan the QR code above or click this link to learn more and apply by February 1, 2021. We will be holding a virtual information session at 6PM EST on January 29!

Email dreamorchardgardens@gmail.com with any questions and follow our Instagram @dreamorchardgardens 
Homecoming Week!

Explore SAIL: Find all virtual events at Northeastern!

View the latest about SAIL, including student, staff and faculty testimonials on how they use it. Learning happens everywhere, all the time, even when we can’t be together on campus. Now, through SAIL, a digital platform designed to track personal and professional growth, there is one central place to find and enroll in virtual opportunities around Northeastern’s global network. 

Find opportunities on SAIL!
Boston Events
The MFA reopens on Wednesday, Feb 3!
Want to see a Monet...or 35? See the exhibit that MFA is calling a once in a generation exhibit for its 150th anniversary. Until February 28, 2021.
Check out the new Hatch Shell illumination and sound experience!
For the next month the Esplanade Association presents Hatched: Breaking Through the Silence an illumination and sound experience.
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