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August 5, 2014
It snuck up on us faster than you can blink, but it is now officially August.  With the end of the semester, and the end of the summer, it is time to begin the transition to the new academic year.  One aspect of that transition is housing.  In Boston most off-campus housing leases are coming to an end and it's the crazy and hectic time of the year where a lot of moving in and out happens. Here are the top 3 tips to prevent Moving Fails.

Moving Fail #1: Not planning ahead for your move-in or move-out.
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Don't wait until the last minute! Reserve a moving truck or van now and discuss payment up front.
- Plan for 1 hour parking limits in Fenway and Mission Hill. 
- Ask your landlord about exact move-in time and check your lease for move-out deadlines.
- Ask your landlord about proper disposal of trash. Do not leave trash on the curb unless it's trash day.
- Clean out your place per instructions in your lease to ensure you receive as much of your security deposit back as possible

Moving Fail #2: Not reviewing your lease
Did you read your lease before signing it? Read it again before you move in!
- Your lease should specify the following:
           1. Apartment address & unit #
           2. Names of all tenants (i.e. roommates)
           3. Name of landlord
           4. Start & end date (When you must move out of your current place; move into your new place)
           5. Rent amount, due date & how to pay
           6. Contact information for repairs
- Make sure all blank spaces are completed
- Review and understand all the extra rules in the addendum
Remember that this is a legal document specifying everything you have agreed to.

Moving Fail #3: Not getting renter's insurance
Protect yourself against theft, fire, and water damage! It's inexpensive and if anything happens you'll be really glad you have it!

Good luck and happy moving!

Did You Know?

Snell Library - eBrary, the e-book platform 

A number of Northeastern students volunteered their time this summer as beta testers for this update, and their feedback helped influence these improvements, which are focused on the "Reader", the part of eBrary that governs the online reading experience. For example:  

* The e-book interface is more intuitive.

* Taking notes, printing, zooming, searching, and creating a citation have all been improved.
* Text quality is improved for better readability.
* Page numbers correspond with the printed book so you can navigate and cite accurately.
* The side panel is easily removed for full-screen reading.

 

An easy three-step process allows you to download e-books for offline reading as well. 

 

The eBrary mobile app is being retired, so if you read on a mobile device, the independent, highly-rated "Bluefire Reader" app is supported for offline reading of downloaded eBrary e-books.

If you already have an eBrary account, you'll notice the changes as soon as you log in. We hope you enjoy the improved reading experience!

 

Graduate Leadership Institute

Looking to enhance your leadership skills while meeting colleagues from an array of disciplines? The new Graduate Leadership Institute is an interdisciplinary, workshop-based cohort experience that will help you develop the competencies to be a successful leader in your industry. Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 12-1:30 pm in Curry Student Center. Click here to sign up for this FREE experience by August 20th. This experience is brought to you by the Graduate Student Government & LEAD360. 

Graduate Student Government

A very warm welcome to all graduate students. The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is the official representative of the graduate student body on campus. We work through our elected body, the Senate. Graduate students can participate in GSG by becoming Senators. Please visit the GSG Website for the process of becoming a Senator and renewing Senate membership. All returning Senators must renew their membershipOur first Senate meeting will be held on Wednesday September 10 in 346 CSC from noon to 1 pm

 

All graduate students are invited to the 'Welcome Event' hosted annually by GSG. Please watch this space for the 'Welcome Event' announcement. Visit our website for more details.  We look forward to working with you through the new academic year. 

Graduate Campuses
First Graduating Class in Charlotte!
Northeastern University-Charlotte faculty and staff honored its first graduating class with a celebration on campus this June. The Class of 2014 was comprised of 36 graduates from Northeastern's College of Professional Studies and D'Amore-McKim School of Business. 

Dr. Cheryl Richards, CEO & Regional Dean, presided over the celebration that included remarks from faculty member Dr. Joseph Griffin. Both Richards and Griffin encouraged graduates to "pay it forward" by using their advanced degree, personal experiences and professional platforms to make a positive impact in their homes, workplaces and communities. Graduates Bilal Aslam and Jessica Warzybok, addressed their follow classmates and guests, providing insight into their personal journey of earning their degree and thanking those who helped them along the way.

The evening concluded with each graduate taking part in the Northeastern University-Charlotte tradition-"paws on Paws". In Charlotte, Paws is adorned with the painted handprints, or "paws," of our graduates.
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Summester Keepin' it Cool

Wednesdays, August 5 and 13, 11:45 am 

Centennial Common

Swing by Centennial Common (rain location: CSC Indoor Quad) on Wednesdays between 11:45 AM and 1 PM.  Cool off with free ice cream and chill tunes! 

  

Summester Trips

Trip to Newport, RI

Friday August 8, 8:30 AM

Information

 

 

ISSI Summer Events

South Washington Street Market

Sunday August 10, 12:00 PM

Shop handmade and local businesses! Art, clothing, accessories, ceramics, jewelry, housewares, gourmet foods, fresh product and flowers, mobile eats - you will find it all at the SoWa Open Market! No registration necessary.  Meet in the Ell Hall Lobby at noon!

 

Wrentham Outlets

Saturday August 30

Join us to shop at one of the best outlet malls in New England! Register here under "Life at NU" on August 25.

 

Fall Fest '14

Monday, September 1, 1-4 pm

All Over Campus

Immerse yourself in all that student life has to offer, and celebrate the start of the fall semester at a FREE festival for all students featuring music, giveaways, food & drink, entertainment, games, novelties, Boston food trucks, performances, and a chance to learn more about the student organizations, campus departments and sports & rec teams that make Northeastern a vibrant and special community. 

 

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