Fall 2020 Housing Frequently Asked Questions
Please review the following frequently asked questions and responses list to further assist you with your next steps in searching for off-campus housing and associated needs and logistics for the Fall 2020 semester.
No, NEC’s residence halls will not be open during the fall semester. NEC’s Director of Residence Life, Steven C. Sweat, will be hosting a Zoom meeting for students who would like to learn more about how to pursue off-campus housing. Date and time information are forthcoming. In addition:
- Visit NEC’s Off-Campus Housing Webpage.
- The Revolution Hotel is prepared to work with students and families independently to meet short-term or long-term housing needs. Interested students and families should contact the Revolution Hotel directly. Payments will not be facilitated by NEC.
- NEC students have created a Google doc to post openings. More information can be found here.
Yes. However, the Residence Life team will ask all students approved for housing to reconfirm their intent to live on campus for the spring semester. The housing team will email students during the fall term with details on this process.
No. NEC’s residence halls will not be open during the fall semester. However, when conversations regarding the spring return begins, we will reconnect with residents with approved accommodations and work to make sure they are still upheld when housing reopens.
Students who are currently on the Housing Waitlist will remain on the waitlist until conversations regarding Spring 2021 opening begin. Additional updates will be made throughout the Fall semester.
Please contact the Olympia Moving Company directly by speaking with Ioana Nutescu via phone at 800-222-4744 or 617-231-1246, and via email at email@example.com.
If you’ve already shipped ahead: All items received will be returned to sender in the coming weeks. If you shipped directly from a retailer (ex. Amazon), please work to cancel your order in advance. We are unable to provide any tracking.
If you’ve not yet shipped: Please do not send anything to campus and remove your on-campus address from any ordering systems.
Contact the MicroFridge company directly (https://mymicrofridge.com/) and explain the situation to them. Their customer service team will work with you on the process.
No. NEC is not able to contact your landlord on your behalf. However, you can bring a copy of the email to NEC students regarding the shift to the hybrid model and closing of the residence halls.
We encourage you to visit NEC’s Off-Campus Housing website to learn what off-campus living options are offered within the Boston area: https://necmusic.edu/off-campus-housing. Within this website is NEC’s Off-Campus Network Facebook group, where many NEC students share updates on current apartment openings, roommate needs, and information about Boston’s neighborhoods.
We suggest that you reach out to the airline and rail company to check if their tickets are refundable or eligible for credit.
Updates to the Residence Life Staff Recruitment and Selection process will be shared in November 2020.
Updates to important dates and timelines for the Spring 2021 semester and 2021-2022 academic year will be shared once those details have been finalized during the Fall semester.
Student accounts will be updated by the Business Office to reflect the cancellation of housing and dining charges. Refunds will be made via secure electronic funds transfer, and will be processed for anyone who has already paid for housing and dining on Monday, August 17th.
Contact NEC’s Business Office at BusinessOffice@necmusic.edu for specifics on resolving any student billing concerns. Students should contact the Business Office to make sure we have the correct electronic banking information on file for refunds to be made on time. Refund checks will not be printed or mailed.
NEC will continue to consult students, faculty, staff and community members in various avenues regarding creating the best experience possible for a potential spring semester return. All operating decisions will continue to be based on the best available information about the trajectory of the pandemic, the safety of our community, updated scientific and medical guidance, directives from local governments, COVID-19 testing capacity, and the ability to effectively support community health through preventative measures. NEC will provide updates about planning throughout the fall semester.
Contact the Director of Residence Life and Housing, Steven C. Sweat, at Steven.Sweat@necmusic.edu.