New Students

Welcome to Northeastern University in San Jose

San Jose, in the heart of the economic region of Silicon Valley, is the largest city in Northern California. Of the 7 million residents of the Bay Area, over 1 million live in San Jose. Our campus is located in the downtown district, with easy access to the rest of the city as well as to San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, Cupertino, and the other cities of the region.

We hope you find this initial information helpful as you prepare to begin your graduate studies. If you have any further questions or concerns after reading this information, please contact Hing Potter, Assistant Director of Student Services, at [email protected].

New Student Welcome Guide

Please read the New Student Guide for important information about your arrival and orientation.

 

New Student Information

Key Resources:

New Student Guide
San Jose Campus Guide
Relocating to San Jose

Set Up Your myNortheastern Account

Get familiar with your myNortheastern account. Most functions and services related to your academic experience at Northeastern (e.g. course registration, course schedule, student accounts, etc.) you will find under the Self-Service tab. Also, use your myNortheastern account to access your student email account. You are encouraged to start checking your student email regularly.

Managing Your Email to Receive Important Communications

It is important that you get into the habit of checking your student email account regularly. You can access your email by logging into your myNortheastern account or going to office365.northeastern.edu. You may find that there are already important emails waiting for you.

Health Insurance

Northeastern University’s student health plan (NUSHP), administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, provides comprehensive health benefits at an affordable rate. To learn more about NUSHP, please visit the NUSHP website. The website also contains information on how to waive NUSHP. Please note that there are strict deadlines to waive coverage.

Immunization Records

Beginning in the fall academic term, students attending or visiting Northeastern University’s U.S. campuses will be expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of classes. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Students should complete the Vaccine Verification form to submit their proof of immunization.

These COVID-19 protocols and requirements may be revised, and we will continue to update the community as Northeastern continues to meet the needs of the global university. Please also check Northeastern’s Coronavirus Guide for frequently asked questions.

Husky Student ID Card

All students will be required to carry their student ID card (Husky Card) while on campus. This card is also used for student printing services at the San Jose campus. All new students must complete this form in order to obtain their Husky Cards.

New Student Orientations

Welcome New Students!

Orientations help you get ready to make the most of your graduate school experience at Northeastern University in San Jose. All students are required to complete the orientations that pertain to them. These sessions are delivered virtually and are designed to help new students learn about the campus, university resources, and other pertinent information.

There are three types of New Student Orientations:

  • Campus Orientation (for all students)
  • College Orientation (for your specific program)
  • International Student Orientation (for all international students)

The San Jose Campus Orientation will open Monday, August 1, 2022 and run until classes start. You will receive an email from Hing Potter, Assistant Director of Student Services, with information about how to access this orientation. All new students are expected to complete orientation before starting classes at Northeastern. If you have trouble accessing the online orientation or have questions, please reach out to Hing at [email protected].

College Orientation
The College of Engineering, College of Professional Studies, and Khoury College of Computer Sciences each host their own college-specific orientation with specific information on classes, advising, and resources. Contact your Academic Advisor for more information.

The date for International Student Orientation is still being determined. You will receive an email from [email protected] with information about how to access this Orientation. F-1 students starting their degree program are required to attend International Student Orientation. This presentation will cover topics including immigration documents, how to maintain status throughout your program, the basics behind employment while on F-1 status, and more.

For U.S. visa holders who are studying on another visa classification other than F-1, you are not required to attend this Orientation but you are required to complete a form to confirm your visa documentation to the Office of Global Services (OGS), linked here.

If you have any questions about International Student Orientation, please email [email protected].

Important

Please make sure you have read the information in the lefthand column about your myNortheastern account, email, NUSHP, and Husky Student ID! You MUST upload your picture in order to receive a Husky ID, and you must have a Husky ID to access campus.

Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Resources

What is the cost of tuition?

For tuition rates and fees, please visit the Student Financial Services Tuition and Fees page.

What are the housing options in the Bay Area?

Students are responsible for finding their own accommodations; university-sponsored housing is not available. For information about local housing options and general questions about relocating to the Bay Area area, please visit our Relocating to San Jose page.

Campus Resources

Please visit the Student Life page to view events, resources, and updates from our San Jose campus team. And join our Yammer community page for Northeastern in San Jose to connect with peers, join conversations, and see important community announcements.

Stay Connected

Things To Do When You Arrive

Visit the Campus

If you’re interested in visiting the campus before classes begin, please contact us at [email protected] to schedule a tour. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Northeastern University in the Bay Area

Northeastern University in San Jose 

75 E. Santa Clara Street
Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95113

Northeastern University in San Francisco

600 California Street
20th floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

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