Vol. 7,  Issue 2
October 2013

October Husky Tracks
Security Deposits


Most landlords collect a security deposit to cover any damages to your apartment or unpaid rent. You are entitled to receive your security deposit back (plus interest) within 30 days of the termination of your lease. The landlord may deduct money for outstanding rent or damages to the apartment beyond normal "wear and tear". Any deductions must be documented in writing and include receipts for specified repairs. 
It's October... have you received your deposit? 
Send a written letter to your landlord asking for the immediate return of your deposit (this is a stamped mailed letter - email will not suffice!). If you still don't receive your deposit, or disagree with any deductions, you have the option to file a claim with small claims court. You may seek three times the disputed amount. 
Visit here for more information.


Are YOU Living Smart Off-Campus and Being a Good Neighbor?


As a Husky living off campus, make sure you're a positive reflection of Northeastern. Your actions off-campus affect not just students but professionals, families, and seniors living on your street. 
Make smart decisions and be a good neighbor by following these tips!
1. Introduce yourself to your neighbors. Developing a good relationship with your neighbors is the first step. Share contact information in case of emergencies while you're away. Neighbors can be helpful, friendly and a good resource.
2. Be considerate of your neighbors. Do not blast loud music and always be respectful if a neighbor voices a concern. Even if you do not have class or work in the morning others might!
3. Don't be trashy. Only put your trash out on specified day(s) and in the correct location. Garbage left on sidewalks and streets is not only unattractive, it's illegal and you can be fined!
4. Smile! A smile can go a long way. Showing your neighbors that you're friendly makes you more approachable. That may work in your favor if issues arise.
 Have a question? Ask Off Campus!
Drop by on the dates and locations listed. Ask your Community Ambassadors for useful tips and information on important tenant issues. 
Or email a CA! 
conductConduct Corner: Spooky Times!

Soon we'll be celebrating Halloween. As fun as it is to dress up and pretend to be someone else for the night, remember that you're responsible for your behavior even when dressed as a zombie!


Some things to keep in mind this Halloween: 

  • Know who you let into your apartment. Who is that person dressed as a joker!? Costumes can provide a disguise for someone who may cause you harm.
  • Fake guns, knives and swords may cause alarm and result in your being stopped by police officers. Is your costume prop legal to carry on a city street? If not, leave it at home!
  • Is your costume offensive? Know NU's Bias-related Incident policy and consider the message your costume may convey. Conduct that is motivated by prejudice toward race, color, religion, sexual orientation, etc. may violate the Code of Conduct.
  • Lots of children will be trick-or-treating. Be aware of your behavior, watch your language, leave people's Halloween decor alone, and if driving, watch for children in the street. 
Be a #smarthusky!! OSCCR wishes you a safe and fun Halloween.

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Stop by Wake Up Wednesday for a free mug and coffee or hot chocolate at 
Ruggles or Krentzman!
AlcoholAlcohol Awareness Month
2013 Lineup  of some great events!
Friday, October 4
Red Watch Band 'Train the Trainer'
Wednesday, October 16
Not your grandfather's Natty Light: Beer styles and food pairings
Tuesday, October 22
If and how much: Alcohol and college
Wednesday, October 23
Our School. Our People. Our Responsibility: Medical Amnesty Policy Q&A
Saturday, October 26
Red Watch Band Training: CPR and peer education on alcohol use. 
 Click here for more information!
Be a good neighbor. Join fellow Huskies in cleaning up the neighborhood and have breakfast on us! 
October 6, 20, 27 - Mission Hill 
October 20 - Fenway
 RSVP at

SafenetSAFEnet Advisory 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Did you know: 

  • Domestic violence transcends age, race, sex and sexual orientation and can exist in dating relationships and among roommates. 
  • Massachusetts Abuse Prevention Law defines abuse as: "attempting or causing physical harm; placing someone in imminent serious physical harm; or causing another to engage involuntarily in sexual relations by force, threat or duress." (MGL 209-A)
  • If you, or someone you know, are in a situation which is causing or could cause you harm, you have the right to legal protection.
  • NU has programs and services designed to assist victims and protect their rights. 
  • The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
    handles cases involving domestic abuse or harassment.
  • NUPD can assist victims in
    obtaining Abuse Protection Orders.

Contact these offices for more information 

or to report an incident:

Northeastern University Police:  617-373-2121

WeCare:  617-373-4384

University Health & 

Counseling Services:  617-373-2772

Office of Institutional Diversity & 

Inclusion:  617-373-2133


In an EMERGENCY CALL NUPD 617-373-3333

or LOCAL POLICE at 911

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Saturday, October 5
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 Join fellow Huskies and local community members at the Mission Hill Road Race, a 5k run and walk event to benefit Fitzgerald Park. 
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Spring Semester T Pass at 11% discount.. Order online now through NUPay.  
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BPD News
Authorities issue summonses for alcohol possession. 
NU Service Day
October 5
Join the community in working together to assist area nonprofit organizations with critical projects. Student organizations and individuals are encouraged to register here. Participation is free and offers a great way to give something back to our community. 
Awesome Apps 
for Huskies!
Citizens Connect - a great way to get alerts in your neighborhood and connect with your neighbors!
MBTA "See Say App" - see something suspicious on the T? Alert the authorities!
Catch the T: Always running for the train? get the schdeule ahead of time with Catch the T!
UrbanSpoon - Don't know where to eat? Have a new dining experience with Urban Spoon
Northeastern Mobile App - Go Huskies! Stay connected with NU at all times!
What is your favorite off-campus living app? Let us know at!


The Haunted Ship 
at the US Salem 
Are you brave enough to tour the haunted USS Salem docked in Quincy!? A truly frighteningly fun experience...but be sure to bring a friend! Only a short drive or T ride
recipeFoodie's Recipe
of the Month 

Easy Pumpkin Cookies 


1 can (14oz) 100% pumpkin, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 (18oz) spice cake mix, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground cloves


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

2) Beat the pumpkin, eggs, applesauce and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl. 

3) Stir in the cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves until well blended and creamy. Drop by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheets.

4) Bake 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

5) Extra points: add vanilla frosting!

Ask a Roaming Husky
Dear Roaming Husky  
Dear Roaming Husky,
I really want to be involved in my community and there has been a lot of talk about the Mayor's election. Can I vote even though I am a student? What do I need to do?
- Student Voter
Dear Student Voter,
You certainly can register to vote in Boston for the upcoming November 5th election! All you need to do is submit an application by October 16 to the Boston Election Department. For more voter registration and absentee ballot information go HERE. Be civically engaged!
-Your Roaming Husky

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