Living Smart Off Campus
A living smart off campus guide for Northeastern University students. Make smart Husky decisions and be a good neighbor!
BE A SMART HUSKY HOST DO DON’T Keep the noise down! #1 reason police are called. Ask your neighbor to call you if you get too loud. Provide non-alcoholic drinks and food. Pizza, anyone? Let anyone leave with a drink in their hand. Let the party get too big and turn into a mob. Serve alcohol to underage guests. BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR yourself to your neighbors. Put a face to the name! DO Introduce Share contact information. Ignore your neighbor. Say hello when you see them! DON’T Be lazy. Help neighbors with shoveling or raking. BE BALCONY & ROOF SAVVY all rules regarding the space. (No grills!) DO Obey Ensure the space is safe. DON’T Go on the roof or balcony unless allowed by your landlord. Exceed limitations (# of people, weight). BE FIRE SAFE DO Check batteries in smoke alarms and CO2 monitors. Know your apartment fire escape route. Clean gas stove burners and empty dryer lint. Put ashes in anything but an ashtray. Leave candles unattended. Overload electrical outlets. DON’T BE COP CONSCIOUS the officer respect. DO Show Cooperate with the officer and follow their directions. DON’T Slam the door in the officer’s face and hide. Let a party overflow into the street and sidewalk. Drink or pee in public (really?!) or play loud music. BE GREEN & TRASH SMART DO Recycle! Check pickup schedule and proper disposal location for your street. Put trash out too early. Leave barrels out after pickup. Use plastic grocery bags. POLICE DON’T NORTHEASTERN CODE OF CONDUCT The Code of Student Conduct applies on campus as well as off-campus. Student behavior in violation of the Code, or local, state or federal laws may subject students to discipline as noted in the Code of Student Conduct. This may include a written warning, disciplinary probation, alcohol education program, fine, deferred suspension, suspension, or expulsion from the University. WEB LINKS Ten Tips for Living in Boston www.cityofboston.gov/students/topten.asp Know Your Rights www.cityofboston.gov/rentalhousing Stay Off the Roof! www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=4708 Be Green & Trash Smart BOSTON CITY FINES When the police are called, any or all of the following can apply to you as well as the Code of Conduct. $25 Illegal trash disposal: Putting trash out too early or left out. Check trash and recycling pickup schedule and proper disposal location for your street. Large party or disturbing the peace. 2nd offense = $100; 3rd offense = $300. Other consequences: court summons and possible arrest. Keep your music and noise down! Possessing an open container in public. Donâ€™t leave a party with a drink in hand! Going on the roof or balcony without permission in your lease = possible eviction. Accessing a roof that does not have a valid permit for roof access = $300. 2nd offense = $500. Providing/buying alcohol for anyone under 21. Other consequences: probation, court summons and/or arrest. Know the ages of your guests! Disorderly conduct, large gatherings, public drinking, and slamming the door in the officerâ€™s face. If you (or the door) strike an officer, it is considered assault and battery. www.cityofboston.gov/myneighborhood www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/recycling ARE YOU LIVING SMART OFF-CAMPUS? Make smart Husky decisions and be a good neighbor. $50 I am Northeastern, $200 WE ARE BOSTON. $300 $2,000 Arrest 226 Curry Student Center northeastern.edu/offcampus 617-373-8480 OFF CAMPUS STUDENT SERVICES