Vol. 7,  Issue 1
September 2013

September Husky Tracks
Welcome to Your New Apartment!
Here's what you should do next 

Get a signed copy of your lease
Your landlord must provide this to you. Review it and be familiar with the rental agreement terms.


Ask for receipts
When paying rent, deposits, and fees, get a receipt. Documentation showing payment date can help with any disputes.
Take inventory of your apartment
Complete Condition Checklist. Tell your landlord what needs to be fixed. Don't be held responsible for damages that are not yours.

Know your rights
Boston Rental Housing Center: valuable resource for questions about your rights and resolving conflicts between you and your landlord.


Consider renter's insurance
Protect yourself against theft, fire, water damage. Parent's coverage may not cover you. It's cheap!
Check your trash schedule
Avoid improper trash disposal fines. Find out the trash collection schedule for your neighborhood.  
Get security deposit from previous landlord
Provided there are no damages, your security deposit must be returned within 30 days of the end of your old lease.
taste of off campus logo 650 
September 21 from 2-4 pm
@ Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen St  
Get a taste of what the neighborhood has to offer! Sample some of the best restaurants and businesses in the neighborhood.
Free food, games, prizes and more! 
Watch for ticket information coming soon!

conductConduct Corner

Tips from Your Peers!

Celebrating the new academic year with friends is fun, but plan wisely. The most common problem students identify after a disruptive gathering is how quickly the party got out of control.


If students had the opportunity to

"do it over again", most report the following:

  • Keep the guest list small and manageable.
  • Know who is coming into your apartment.
  • Communicate with your neighbors; let them know you're having a gathering and provide them with your phone number. If they feel the party is crossing the line, ask them to call you before the police.
  • Be aware of the hour, how loud the gathering is, and how far sound travels. If you can hear the noise outside, so can others.
Be a #smarthusky!! OSCCR wishes you a safe and successful year.

Follow OSCCR on Twitter @OSCCR_NU

FireFire Safety Checklist - Fire safe your place!
Additional Tips from National Fire Protection Association
  • Working smoke alarms in each sleeping room and on each level.
  • Working carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Emergency numbers (local fire and police departments) posted on the refrigerator.
  • Two ways out of every room.
  • All windows and doors open easily.
  • Create escape plan clear of clutter.
  • Smokers smoke outside and use deep, non-tip ashtrays.
  • Porches and decks clear of upholstered furniture and grills.
BreakfastBreakfast Club
Be a good neighbor. Join fellow Huskies in cleaning up the neighborhood and have breakfast on us!  RSVP at
AlcoholKnow the Signs: Alcohol Poisoning
If you see ANY of these symptoms, call NUPD @ 617-373-3333 or 911 for help.
  • INABILITY to answer basic questions (name, date)
  • INABILITY to remain conscious
  • INABILITY to control own body (needing to be propped up or carried)
  • Vomiting

DON'T leave the person to 'pass out' or 'sleep it off' as their BAC can continue to rise and they can become increasingly intoxicated.

Remember the Medical Amnesty Policy! More


SafenetSAFEnet Advisory: 

Keep Electronics and Bikes Safe! 


Don't let your cell phone, bike, or laptop get stolen! 


Protect Your Phone

1. iPhone owners: activate your iCloud and the Find My Phone feature before something happens!

2. Do not allow a stranger to use your phone and be aware of your surroundings and other people when using your phone. Your phone can be snatched!


Protect Your Computer

1. Register your laptop with a STOP THEFT plate from NUPD ($5 fee). It provides a visible announcement to thieves you protected your computer.

2. Use a laptop security cable. Laptops have a slot in the side which can be used to lock the computer.

3. Install a recovery program to track your computer if stolen or lost. Apple owners: activate your iCloud and the Find My Laptop feature.


Protect Your Bike

1. Register your bike with the NUPD Bike Registration Program ($5 lifetime fee). You get a decal and your information is stored in their database for recovery if the bike is stolen.

2. Use a U-type lock 


Contact NUPD, 617.373.2696

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Meet your new CAs! 
Community Ambassadors keep off-campus students connected to campus events, city resources, and neighborhood programs. Living off-campus can be stressful. Contact a Community Ambassador for assistance!
Know your rights? 
Have a tenant issue?
CC Citizens Connect
Apartment doesn't meet Move-In Standards? Use Citizens Connect app to report problems directly to the City and Inspectional Services (ISD). Within 24 hrs of move-in, submit a photo or description and ISD will dispatch an inspector.
Save the Date: 
Mission Hill
Road Race
October 5
Road Race 2009
Join fellow Huskies and local community members at the Mission Hill Road Race- a 5k run and walk event to benefit Fitzgerald Park.
Watch for Details!
Need a Locker for Your STUFF?
Sign up for a locker starting Monday, Sept. 2 @ 3pm
at the Information Desk, Curry Student Center in front of the bookstore.
First come, first serve!
Campus Recreation
Non-credit instruction in dance, yoga, martial arts, swimming, etc.


Registration begins 9/3

and ends 9/13.

See schedule and register!

HuskyCabs are Here!
NOW you can use your Husky Dollars to pay for many taxi cabs in Boston! Check with the cab driver FIRST. Boston Cab, Metro Cab, ITOA, and 617Taxi currently participate in the program.
More Info   
 recipeFoodie's Recipe
of the Month 


Easy Apple Crisp

6-8 tart apples (ie. Granny Smith), 2-3 tsp lemon juice, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp butter, 1 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, vanilla ice cream or whip cream


1) Slice apples and toss with lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon; put in 8x8 baking pan with non-stick spray applied; dot with 1 tbsp butter.

2) Mix or cut together brown sugar and butter until crumbly; sprinkle over apples. 

3) Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until apples are tender.

4) Serve with vanilla ice cream or whip cream.

Ask a Roaming Husky
Dear Roaming Husky  
Dear Roaming Husky,
I've just moved into my new apartment and I feel like certain aspects may not be up to code. Some rooms are missing smoke detectors and the ceilings are water damaged. What should I do? 
Dear Soaked,
By law, your apartment must have functional smoke detectors. ISD inspects units for structural damage, cleanliness, and other details to ensure it is up to code and free of any problems that make your apartment unsafe. Call ISD at 617-635-5300 
or click here to see when your apartment was last inspected. Don't delay!
-Your Roaming Husky

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