Housing & Stipend

 

Stipend: All accepted participants will receive a stipend of $2700, which should cover much of the cost of travel, housing, and meals for the three-week institute.

Location: Northeastern University is conveniently located in the heart of Boston, 6.5 miles from Boston Logan International Airport with access to multiple subway and bus lines on the main campus. Area attractions include the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, Fenway Park, and many shopping and dining destinations. The Northeastern Campus has multiple à la carte dining options as well as two convenience stores. Additional grocers and pharmacies are located within a ten-minute walk from campus.

Optional On-Campus Accommodations: We have reserved a limited number of residence hall rooms for participants who elect to stay on-campus during the Institute. These are located in the International Village Complex at Northeastern University, which offers enhanced semi-private and full-private single accommodations in fully air-conditioned state-of-the-art residence halls. Rooms are equipped with twin-sized bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet. Linens are provided for all participants. All buildings have complimentary Wi-Fi. Northeastern’s state-of-the-art residence halls offer air conditioning, laundry facilities, secure access control and 24-hour proctored front desks as well as complimentary Wi-Fi internet. All bedrooms have windows with standard mini-blinds. Beds will be made-up upon arrival to include 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, 1 pillow with pillowcase, and 1 thermal blanket. Additionally, participants will have 2 bath towels, hand towels, and a face cloth. The rates for these rooms are as follows:

  • Semi Private Single – $82.00 per person/night (one twin bed with shared bathroom)
  • Fully Private Single – $130.00 per person/night (one twin bed with private bathroom)

Participants must notify the organizers by May 4th if they would like on-campus housing.

The Office of External Events and Conference Housing is committed to providing appropriate accommodations and resources to persons with disabilities, nursing mothers as well as individuals requiring certain medically-necessary provisions. In order to ensure that appropriate arrangements can be made, please contact your conference organizer when requesting housing as part of your registration process.

Because of the short term nature of most group stays, the following services are not standard offerings:  daily room cleaning, mail/package delivery, landline phone service.

The Institute organizers are still coordinating and confirming summer housing accommodations, so please check in on this page for updates or contact geohum2020@gmail.com with specific questions.

 

Additional Information regarding on campus housing

Suggested items you may want to bring are:

  • Additional toiletries and personal items
  • Hair dryer
  • Additional blanket, rooms are fully air-conditioned and can get chilly!
  • Alarm clock

Prohibited items:

  • Window air conditioners
  • Sun lamps
  • Space heaters
  • Halogen lamps/bulbs
  • Electric percolators (exposed coil heating elements)
  • Electric frying pans/griddles
  • Hot plates
  • Toaster ovens*
  • Microwave ovens*
  • Electric cooking equipment
  • Indoor/Outdoor decorative lights
  • Grills
  • Lava lamps
  • Weightlifting equipment

*Participants 18 years of age or older who are staying in apartment-style accommodations will have a fully functioning kitchen with a stove, oven and refrigerator and may use toaster ovens, George Foreman grills and coffee makers. All such appliances must be confined to the kitchen. Use or possession of any type of outdoor grill, hibachi, or open-flame container is prohibited. 

Summer Housing Alcohol Policy: Possession and consumption of alcohol is limited to individuals of legal age in a private apartment or bedroom within a residence hall. All occupants of a private bedroom or apartment where alcohol is being consumed must be of legal age. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in all residence hall common areas. The University expects that all of its program participants abide by University and federal regulations concerning alcohol and drug use.