Northeastern University–Seattle has a host of resources for students looking to make the most of their graduate studies. Some of these resources are specific to our Seattle campus and some benefit any Northeastern student. Below are ways to enrich your experience and find the tools you need to succeed.
Northeastern University—Seattle provides campus support in a variety of ways to help you make the most out of your graduate experience.
The Northeastern Husky Card is the official identification card of Northeastern. Along with identification, it is also used for printing and resource check out. All students are required to carry their Husky Card while on campus and may be asked to show their ID for identity verification.
Check with the front desk at 225 Terry Ave. N. (call at 206.254.7510) for available times to get an ID card made or to replace your card. There is a $25 nonrefundable fee to replace a lost or stolen Husky Card.
Free Wi-Fi and Technology Checkout
Northeastern University—Seattle offers free Wi-Fi to all students. When on campus, use the network “NUWave” and log in using your myNortheastern credentials.
You can also utilize our laptop and iPad checkout while on campus. Students can check out technology using the Student Resource Center.
Student Resource Center
Laptop computers, tablets, textbooks, and other equipment are available for check out while on campus. Visit the Student Resource check-out system to log in and view available resources.
Printers are set up in the 401 and 225 Terry Ave. N. campus locations. The Northeastern Printing Plan annually provides a limited amount of free printing to students and faculty.
At the start of the academic year, members of the Northeastern community receive a $120 credit on their Husky Cards that can be used at the color and black and white printers. The annual credit does not roll over from year to year, and when your balance hits $0.00, the printing system will default to using Husky Dollars. Learn more here.
Group Study Areas
Enjoy the benefits of meeting with classmates to work on projects or study together in one of our resource and lounge areas. Students can reserve space for individual study and small group meetings during weekday business hours by visiting the reception desk or by calling 206.467.5481.
Student Access Procedure
Students, faculty, alumni, and other visitors can access the campus via the main Northeastern University–Seattle entrance, located at the corner of Terry Avenue North and Republican Street. Students will use their unique student ID to access Suite 100 and 103 in the 401 Terry Ave. N. building.
Entrance to the third floor of the 225 Terry Ave. N. building requires an access badge, which is provided to all students during orientation.
The Graduate Catalog contains Northeastern’s primary statements about student academic life, conduct, and the responsibilities of students and the university to one another, as authorized by the president or the Board of Trustees.
Trying to plan your year? The university academic calendar provides information you need to stay on track with your degree.
Each academic program has a specialized academic advisor to help keep you on target to achieve your goals while also maintaining balance in your personal and professional life. For assistance identifying your academic advisor, please contact the Seattle Campus assistant director of student affairs Aaron Jorgensen for assistance.
Writing Center – Mobile Consulting
The Writing Center is made up of Northeastern writing instructors and graduate students studying composition theory, literature, and technical or professional writing. The Writing Center offers online consulting for any level writer and works with graduate students from all academic disciplines, speakers of other languages, as well as native speakers of English, and weak, average, and strong writers.
The Northeastern University Library offers an online hub of resources, as well as library staff who are available via phone 24 hours a day to assist students with access to the more than 206,500 e-books and 70,225 electronic journals available. Seattle students have their own library home page with contacts and resources available here.
The Seattle Public Library and King Country Library also offer a number of services available to members, including book, DVD, and music rentals, print services, study and research space, and author events. Get started by getting your library card and visiting your neighborhood branch.
Northeastern has processes and resources to ensure that students’ grievances are treated with respect and addressed in a fair and professional manner. Both formal and informal means to resolve issues are available. Students may contact the Seattle campus staff—Paula Boyum, associate dean —for assistance, as well as consult the university website for information on academic policies and procedures: University Ombuds, the Graduate Ombuds, University Registrar, Graduate Catalog/Handbook – Academic Policies & Procedures.
Northeastern University—Seattle aims to support students through a variety of career and financial services, so they can get the most out of their graduate experience.
Seattle Campus Resources
NU Fund Me is a professional development program open to Seattle students. Apply to receive funds to help cover the cost of attending a variety of professional and academic opportunities including conferences and networking events. Terms and Conditions apply, see the application, or email assistant director of student affairs Aaron Jorgensen for more details.
Student Interest Groups (SIGs) are a group of students who have agreed to come together around a specific topic of interest. Learn more about SIGs, how to start one, and what SIGs are currently active.
South Lake Union Perks – The Seattle campus works with a number of community partners to offer Seattle students various perks around campus. These include a free museum membership, gym discounts, and special study spaces. Read more about them in the Seattle Campus Guide.
We have a number of resources to help students explore and identify their career goals and take steps to achieve them.
View our coming virtual Career Development workshops and labs (many of which are delivered both on campus and online).
CareerX is an online career development tool (accessed through myNortheastern‘s Blackboard) that features brief video modules and checklists that cover many of the topics listed above. These are great resources to use to help build your toolkit at any time and from any location.
The Employer Engagement and Career Design Office website is another great place to go for resources related to resumes and cover letters—it includes some useful samples.
NUworks is the university’s database of career opportunities—full of full-time and internship postings from employers looking to hire Northeastern students. NUworks also houses some great resources like Big Interview, where you can record a virtual mock interview for practice.
At the heart of the Northeastern experience is an education that is grounded in experiential learning. There are a number of ways for our students to participate in experiential learning. Please use the links/contacts below to understand the opportunities in your program and/or college.
Student Financial Services
Northeastern’s Student Financial Services is committed to helping you understand and manage your finances throughout your time with Northeastern.
For a current tuition charges and fee, see here. Please note that international students will be charged a one-time per program OGS fee of $350. Seattle students in programs eligible for NUSHP will be charged at the start of their program, and again each September (see more information below). Otherwise, students in Seattle are charged tuition each term, and are not subject to any other NU student fees.
For assistance with applying for federal financial aid and alternative loans, see here.
myNortheastern is an electronic gateway for the Northeastern community and offers a one-stop shop for services targeted to members of the community by role.
Northeastern’s Information Technology Services provides central information technology support to more than 25,000 students, faculty, and staff who use our secure, high-speed connectivity to the internet through our on-campus network and a host of other services tailored to the online student.
Desiree Gualandri, ITS support specialist, is located at the Seattle campus (401 Terry Ave. N.; Suite 100) to support current students. Reach her by email at [email protected] or phone 206.254.7502 to ask a question or to schedule an appointment.
International Student Services
The Office of Global Services is committed to being an active resource to the university’s community of international students, scholars, and their families. We provide professional expertise and support from the time of admission to beyond graduation.
Angela MacDougall (International Student Advisor) and Laura Iwane (Associate Director) are located at the Seattle campus to support and advise students about F-1 student status, I-20 requests, and other related questions or concerns. In addition to the resources provided at https://international.northeastern.edu/ogs/, you can email Seattle’s OGS team at [email protected].
Disability Resource Center
Students needing accommodations or services due to a disability are able to access Northeastern’s Disability Resource Center. There you will find information on the staff, services available, how to contact the office for more information and assistance, and forms you will need to access these services.
For students searching for health insurance, there are several options in the Seattle area.
Northeastern University Student Health Plan
The Northeastern University Student Health Plan is a commitment to the health and well-being of each of our students. NUSHP provides affordable, comprehensive healthcare coverage anywhere, including 24/7 emergency medical care anywhere in the world. All full-time students will be automatically enrolled in NUSHP; eligible students may waive NUSHP via myNortheastern once the charges for NUSHP appear on their bill.