Vol. 6,  Issue 12
August 2013

August Husky Tracks
Moving Out? Moving In?
Moving Tips for September 1st
1. Don't wait until the last minute! Reserve a moving truck or van now and discuss payment up front.
2. Plan for 1 hour parking 
limits in Fenway and Mission Hill on Sept. 1. So be ready to move before you park. More details on our website in late August.
3. Ask your landlord about exact move-out and move-in date and time.
4. If you have a lot of trash, ask your landlord about proper disposal. Do not leave trash on the curb unless it is trash day.
5. Clean your place per instructions in your lease to ensure you receive as much of your deposit back as possible!  
6. 33 great tips that will make moving easier!
Volunteer for September 1
September 1st is move-in day for off-campus apartments and we need volunteers to help manage the congestion and confusion on one of Boston's busiest days!  

Help us in Fenway or Mission Hill, directing students to parking areas, moving bins, and answering questions.

Free T-shirt and lunch for all volunteers!


Sign up here to help on Sunday, September 1!

InsuranceGot Renters Insurance?
Yes. Nice job!
No. Get it!
Okay, maybe no mudslides in Boston, but
protect yourself against theft, fire, and water damage! It is inexpensive and if something happens you will be really glad you have it.
Check out this information for what it is, how it works, and where you can get it.
Don't be left stuck in the mud! 

conductConduct Corner



What does it mean to you? 


OSCCR receives many reports of students being mean and treating each other in an uncivil manner. Inappropriate text messages, hurtful posts on social media, and physical harm are some examples. Remember the sentiment of "I am Northeastern" and that you are a member of one community. The actions of one community member affects and represents the whole of the NU community.


Think about ways you can promote civility, both on and off campus to ensure NU is a place of openness, kindness, compassion, and CIVILITY!

Follow OSCCR on Twitter @OSCCR_NU

Welcome to a Smoke-Free 
On August 12th NU will be smoke-free!
What does this mean? In addition to current smoke-free buildings, all outdoor and other NU spaces will be smoke-free.
Why this change? NU believes in a public health approach to smoking and concern for our community, especially our students! More than 1,100 campus are already smoke-free in the US.
Ready to quit!? Check out NU's new personalized smoking cessation program.
August Must See and Do List!


August 25: Red Bull Cliff Diving comes to the roof of the ICA building in Boston turned urban cliff jump! The best high divers in the world will compete in round five of the 2013 world tour. More


Now through Oct: Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at the Museum of Science. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see fragments of the priceless scrolls and other artifacts that date back to 1000-586 BCE! More


August 18-23 & 25-30: Boston Restaurant Week has returned! Savor the flavor of the summer at Boston's finest restaurants with tasty prix fixe menus: 2-course lunch for $15.13, 3-course lunch for $20.13, and 3-course dinner for $38.13. Browse restaurants and make reservations here!

safenetSAFEnet Advisory: 

Be Scam Savvy 


Online shopping is fun and convenient. However, it's also a way for criminals to offer non-existent apartments, jobs, and stolen items.


NUPD has investigated reports from students who have not received items they paid for, received bad checks from buyers, and suffered from identity fraud schemes.


Follow these online safety tips to avoid becoming scammed:


1. Don't wire money for your rent or security deposit. If you buy furniture or other goods online, use PayPal or another trusted source. If you sell an item, be aware of the risks of accepting checks or money orders.

2. When using Craigslist or similar sites and have to meet a buyer or seller, meet in a public place; tell a friend or family member where you are going and who you are meeting. Bring a friend.

3. Never give out account numbers, social security, or credit card numbers, unless your landlord requests to run a security/credit check.

4. Only a scammer will "guarantee" the transaction.

5. Trust your instincts!


Remember, if it is too good to be true,

it probably is.


Contact NUPD, 617.373.2696

More crime prevention Information

In this Issue
 Trash 2 Treasure
September 2
9am - 4pm
Curry Student Center Ballroom
Save the Date!
After an enormous collection drive during move-out, HEAT is selling gently used items at a fraction of their original cost and every cent goes to charity!
Too much stuff?

Looking to get rid of extra stuff before you move? Goodwill, Salvation Army and Boomerangs gladly accept donations! If you have a lot to throw out, ask your landlord about proper disposal.
NU Student Health Plan (NUSHP)
Wherever you study, work, or travel throughout the world, the benefits of NUSHP through Blue Cross Blue Shield will support you! It is considered one of the best student health plans in the country for the level of coverage and affordability.
Check out these videos about coverage for both US and international students!
 recipeFoodie's Recipe
of the Month 


Grilled Shrimp with Garlic


24 large shrimp, 6 cloves of garlic, 2 tbs thyme, 1.5 tbs chili powder, olive oil, salt and pepper, and skewers.


1) Whisk together 1/4 cup oil, thyme, chili powder, and 1/2 the garlic.

2) Skewer the shrimp and brush with marinade.

3) Put 1/2 cup oil in sauce pan and add the other 1/2 of the garlic. Cook until golden brown. Remove oil and garlic from pan and reserve.

4) Season shrimp with salt and pepper and grill in pan until golden brown. About 1.5 minutes each side.  

5) Remove from pan, transfer to plate and drizzle with reserved oil and garlic. 

Click for full recipe!

Summester in August
Enjoy the last summer month with adventures on Cape Cod, amusement rides, and the stage! 


Wednesday, August 7: Keepin' it Cool

Friday, August 9: Six Flags New England

Wednesday, August 14: Keepin' it Cool


Information and ticket information

Ask a Roaming Husky
Dear Roaming Husky  
Dear Roaming Husky,
Bedbugs are gross! How do I avoid them and what do I do if I get them in my apartment?
-Worried Husky

Dear Worried Husky,
Nobody wants bedbugs in their apartment! Avoid buying used mattresses or picking up furniture from the curb. If you discover bedbugs in your apartment, notify your landlord so they can hire a pest control professional. You can also call Inspectional Services (ISD) at 617-534-5611 for an inspection. For additional information on bedbugs go to here.
-Your Roaming Husky

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