Communicating with your Landlord
Your relationship with your landlord is one of the most important aspects of
It's not too late to establish a strong relationship with your landlord (aka the owner of your apartment, and the individual with whom you have signed a legal
contract). Your communications should be respectful and productive; use the phone whenever
possible; don't rely on impersonal emails.
Know Your Responsibilities
Do you know what's in your lease? One thing that will lead to poor relations is not knowing what your lease expects. Pay your rent on time, keep noise down and take care of the property. Need assistance with your lease? Stop by our office in 226 Curry Student Center! Check the city's Good Neighborhood Handbook
for more about tenant responsibilities.
Assert Your Rights
If you feel your rights aren't being honored, address the situation with your landlord. Again, approach the situation respectfully, productively, and confidently! Learn more in our Guide to Living Off Campus.
Studying abroad? Going on Co-op next semester? Need to sublet to cover your rent? What you need to know before subletting
1. Are you allowed to sublet?
Check your lease. Do you have permission to sublet? Subletting your apartment without permission can lead to serious trouble and possible fines.
2. Find a good sub-lessee! Use our Off Campus Database and not Craigslist. Find a good sub-lessee and good fit for your roommates by creating a profile and searching for NU students.
3. Make sure everyone is on the same page.
Make sure your new sub-lessee understands rental logistics - rent, utilities, rules of the lease, etc. Prepare written agreement with length of the sublet, rent amount and that they will be held responsible for any damages caused.
4. Notify your current roommates you're searching for a sub-less for your room. Telling them early allows you to discuss concerns and include them in the roommate search process.
Homecoming kicks off in a week!
Show your NU spirit at these events:
Red & Black Day
Husky Decorating Competition
Cheer on Hockey, Volleyball & Basketball!
Visit the Homecoming website for more
Going away for Thanksgiving break? Break-ins increase during holidays periods.
Tips to keep yourself and your valuables safe!
Thanksgiving season is the perfect time to consider what we're grateful for and evaluate the future. Here are some thoughts on
- Finish Strong: Others remember your last interaction the most. Build from your less-than-best moments and reinforce your positive work.
- Consider your impact: How do you want others to think of you? What do you want your reputation to be? Evaluate the potential outcomes of your decisions, words, and actions.
- Don't beat yourself up: Did you make a mistake? Do less than stellar on an exam? Apologize, study harder, and examine what you have learned.
- Leave a Legacy: Consider your legacy. Can you teach something to others? Help someone make the right decisions? Take the chance to help others.
Follow OSCCR on Twitter @OSCCR_NU
Xhibition Kitchen Cooking Demo
Wednesday, Nov 6, 12 pm
Join Chef Barton Seaver for a FREE cooking demo and book signing! Seaver was named "Chef of the Year" in 2009 by Esquire Magazine and has been featured in Cooking Light, O: The Opera Magazine and Martha Stewart.
Hugo Film Screening
Friday, Nov 22
7-10 pm, Afterhours
Join the NU Film Enthusiasts' Club to watch and discuss the film Hugo! A NU professor will lecture on the film history at the regular 6:30pm Wednesday Film Enthusiasts' meeting, 102 West Village G before the screening. Go to one or both!
Protect Your Cell Phone!
Cell phone thefts are on the rise! Thieves approach unsuspecting victims, ask to make a call or ask for the time, and then snatch the phone and run away.
Don't be a victim!
- Be aware of your surroundings. Don't take shortcuts in isolated and unlit areas.
- Don't walk with your cell phone in hand.
- Don't loan phone to someone unknown.
- Don't be absorbed by your phone, music, or messages that you are blind to your surroundings.
- Safety in numbers. A thief is less likely to approach a group of people.
- iPhone owners: make sure the GPS, iCloud, and Find My Phone are activated.
- See something, Say something! Dial 911.
- Personal Escort Service: available 24/7 between any two points in the campus patrol area. Call 617-373-2121. More info.
- Off Campus Shuttle: Takes NU students to off campus residences up to 1.5 miles away. Departs from Snell Library and Forsyth St. Public Safety Sub-Station every hour on the hour, from dusk to dawn. More info.
T Pass Deadline
for Spring 2014!
Spring Semester T Pass at 11% discount.. Order online now through NUPay.
Co-op outside of Boston?
Need to sublet?
Post your sublet needs for NYC, Washington DC, or other cities or states, or international destinations on our Housing Database
! Go to the Beyond Boston tab and post a room or rooomate needed.
off-campus news that's important to YOU!
2014 LEAD360 Mentors &
Second year or beyond? Work with Center for Student Involvement!
Student Conduct Board Member, OSCCR
Be on the board that hears cases of alleged violations to Code of Conduct. Contact OSCCR
11/2 @ 2pm - Women's Hockey vs UNH
11/2 @ 7pm - Men's Hockey vs Boston College
11/10 @ 12:30pm - Men's Basketball vs BU at TD Garden
11/13 @ 12pm - Women's Basketball vs Rutgers
11/15 @ 7pm - Men's Hockey vs UNH
11/16 @ 4pm - Men's Basketball vs Central Conn at Cabot
11/23 @ 7pm - Men's Hockey vs Merrimack
Be a good neighbor!
Join us in cleaning up the neighborhood and breakfast is on us!
November 3 & 17
Meet @ 12 noon, Corner of Calumet St. and St. Alphonus St.
Meet @ 12 noon, Corner of Hemenway and Forsyth Street
Foodie's Recipe of the Month
Pumpkin Turkey Chili
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup each chopped green and yellow bell pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 can (14.5) oz diced tomatoes
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1-1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 dash salt
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
1. Heat oil in large skillet
2. Saute onion, green & yellow bell peppers & garlic until tender.
3. Add turkey. Cook until evenly brown.
4. Drain and mix in tomatoes and pumpkin.
5. Season with chili powder, pepper, and salt.
6. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
7. Top with cheese & sour cream!
After living in my new apartment for 2 months, there are a few problems my landlord has offered to fix, but has not followed through on. How can I make sure my landlord repairs my apartment?
Follow up conversations with your landlord in writing. Keeping a record of what your landlord has agreed to fix can help keep both parties on the same page. Use our apartment condition checklist, and share a copy with your landlord so you both are aware of the apartment's condition.