Below are a few frequently asked questions.
- Where will it be?
- What will the weather be like?
- What should I wear?
- Where will we stay?
- Where can we eat?
- What about transportation?
- Can I bring my family?
- Should I bring a laptop computer?
- What should I do to prepare for the institute if I am selected?
Where will it be?
The whole event will be held in our flagship campus, located in the heart of Boston between the city’s famed Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall. A sanctuary of lush green spaces and tree-lined pathways, it truly is a campus within a city.
General campus tours are available through the Northeastern Visitor Center, but you can also arrange an appointment to visit your specific college of choice by contacting representatives from that college. Directions to Northeastern’s Boston campus are available online.
What will the weather be like?
According to U.S. Climate Data, Daytime high temperatures generally average in the low 80s F (27 C to 28 C) with a couple of the warmer afternoons reaching into the low 90s F (32 C to 33 C). Late night and early morning lows tend to be in the mid-60s F (18 C to 19 C) with a few of the cooler mornings dipping down into the upper 50s F (14 C to 15 C).
What to wear in July?
Summer rules in July so definitely bring your summer attire with a light sweater or windbreaker for those few cooler evenings and mornings. Bring an umbrella for the occasional rainy day and don’t forget some good walking shoes.
We will also be doing quite a lot of walking. You should plan to bring comfortable shoes, hats with wide brims, sunscreen, sunglasses, and cool clothes.
However, we will also spend time in libraries, archives, and meeting rooms so you may wish to bring a light sweater or long sleeved shirt for the times we are in air conditioning. All attire will be informal.
Where will we stay?
Information on this is available on the Housing & Stipend page.
Where can we eat?
There are many restaurants within walking distance to the university, check out this website:
What about transportation?
Northeastern’s vibrant campus is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston in the heart of the city. There are several ways you can visit Northeastern University campus:
Via public transportation
Northeastern University is accessible by subway via the MBTA Green Line and Orange Line trains. From downtown Boston, you can take a Green Line “E” train outbound to the Northeastern stop (the first stop above ground). The campus can also be reached from downtown via the Orange Line by taking any train going outbound to Forest Hills and getting off at Ruggles Station (which exits within Northeastern’s main campus). The MBTA commuter rail lines also connect with the Orange Line train at Ruggles Station, Back Bay Station, and North Station. View the (MBTA Map) .(https://d3044s2alrsxog.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/maps/Rapid_Transit_Map.pdf)
Þ What are the closest stations to Northeastern University?
The closest stations to Northeastern University are:
- Huntington Ave @ Gainsborough St is 538 yards away, 7 min walk.
- Northeastern University is 583 yards away, 8 min walk.
- Massachusetts Ave Opp Christian Science Ctr is 588 yards away, 8 min walk.
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Can I bring my Family?
Participants are expected to be fully engaged in the activities of the institute, which will take the majority of your day, every day. In addition to planned activities each day, there are optional activities on some evenings and weekend days. If you choose to travel with your family, please be aware that there will be few opportunities for activities outside of the institute.
Should I bring a laptop computer?
We encourage you to make the most of your time at the institute including doing research, planning courses, and other scholarly activities. You should be aware, however, that many of our site locations will not have wifi access. Also, some of our days will be spent in archives, museums, or out in the field where laptops would be impractical.
What should I do to prepare for the institute if I am selected?
We encourage you to read the recommended readings. In order for you to get the most out of the workshop, you should be prepared to engage our scholars with questions and comments that advance everyone’s knowledge.
Additionally, you should begin thinking prior to the workshop about how you will use this workshop to enhance your own curriculum, and specific things that you want to take away from the program, and what your contribution to the institute can be. You should be prepared to ask questions and engage in dialogue.