College Student Benefits

Discounted Tickets

Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) College Card

The BSO College Card is offered free to all current NEC College Students. Pick up your card at the Student Activities Center after the first day of classes. Be sure to register your card online to receive e-mail alerts when new College Card concerts are added.



Semester Pass Program: Purchase an unlimited use LinkPass or Commuter Rail Pass for the entire semester through NEC and receive an 11% discount off the regular monthly rate. Passes are ordered through the Business Office and are available for pick-up in the Student Activities Center.

Tufts NEC Shuttle

Shuttle service is available 8 times daily to and from Tufts University during the academic year. 


Membership is open to everyone within the NEC community who is 21 years or older for an annual fee of $25 with no application fee. Register with your NEC e-mail address to receive the discounted rate. For more information go to


Marino Center

Northeastern University's Marino Center memberships are available to all NEC students for the rate of $360 per the two semester. Join Now 

Marino Center membership fee structure is as follows:

  • September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 the fee will be $480.00
  • September 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020 the fee will be $360.00
  • September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 the fee will be $150.00
  • January 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020 the fee will be $190.00
  • June 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020 the fee will be $135.00

How to gain access to the gym:

Anyone with a previous membership (after you have signed-up online):

  • If you do not have an NUID Card issued after September 1, 2019, you will need go to the Northeastern University Husky ID Office, located at 4 Speare Place (adjacent to the Marino Center on Huntington Ave) to obtain a new Husky ID Card. You will use this Husky ID Card to enter the gym. The membership will be valid starting on 9/1/2019.
  • After September 1, 2019, there will be a 2 business day turn-around to obtain the Husky card and have the card activated for gym access

Anyone who signs up, without having a previous membership:

  • All memberships sign-up that occur by Sunday 8/25/2019, individuals will be able to pick-up their Husky Cards, at the Northeastern University Husky ID Office, located at 4 Speare Place (adjacent to the Marino Center on Huntington Ave) starting on Wednesday 8/28/2019.
  • After September 1, 2019, the cycle will occur the same way, sign-up by Sunday, pick-up card and ready to use the gym on Wednesday of that week.

In all gym sign-up instances, an email will be sent by Northeastern University Recreation Staff with detail procedures on what will occur next.



The YMCA is our next-door neighbor, and offers a variety of health and wellness benefits. At this time, there is not a discounted NEC student rate offered. To join the YMCA, go to the Huntington YMCA with your student ID. You may use your membership at any local YMCA branch.

Museum Passes

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

ISGM General Admissions: Admissions is FREE with a valid NEC student ID!

Museum of Fine Arts

MFA General Admissions: NEC students gain free admission to the MFA by showing their current student ID. 
MFA Special Exhibitions: With a valid NEC student ID and Blumethal Library admission pass, $6 tickets for special exhibitions are available Monday through Friday, from noon to close. These tickets are same day only and are subject to availability. Go to the Blumenthal Library to check out an admission pass. All admission passes may be borrowed for 24 hours; they may not be reserved in advance.