Spring 2021 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 Spring 2021 semester.
No, NEC’s residence halls will not be open during the Spring semester. In addition:
- Visit NEC’s Off-Campus Housing Webpage.
- Looking for an NEC student with an open room/apartment and in need of a roommate? Join NEC's Community Facebook group, introduce yourself, and chat with some of your peers to find the right fit.
- 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.
- If you have any questions regarding your specific off-campus housing search or issues with your current landlord or complex, please contact Steve Handler of Beacon Reality. Beacon Reality has several openings for interested tenants, starting in January 2021.
- NEC students have created a Google doc to post openings. More information can be found here.
- Now is the time to talk to landlords! If things aren't working out, ask to speak with your landlord to see what changes can be made so that both you and your landloard are upholding the lease agreement.
- If you are a current student in a lease ending soon and are in need of housing for the Spring semester, please contact your landloard about extending your lease until after the end of the Spring semester. If that is not posible, please refer to the points within the next drop-down button about finding new apartment opportunities.
- Please note that NEC cannot offer leagal advice on breaking leases before the agreed upon end date.
- If you are an incoming new student starting in the Spring, a student returning from deferring, or a student returning from inactive status and are in need of housing; please visit the following links for helpful resources on off-campus housing searches:
- When seeking apartments and landlords, make sure they are people you’re comfortable working with.
- Look into scheduling vitual tours of the exact unit you wish to rent.
- Please note that NEC cannot offer legal advice on breaking leases before the agreed upon end date.
No. NEC’s residence halls will not be open during the Spring semester. However, when conversations regarding 2021-2022 housing 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 2021-2022 housing updates begin. Additional updates will be made within the upcoming months.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Updates to the Residence Life Staff Recruitment and Selection process will be shared in/after November 2020.
Updates to important dates and timelines for the 2021-2022 academic year will be shared once those details have been finalized.
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.
Contact the Director of Residence Life and Housing, Steven C. Sweat, at Steven.Sweat@necmusic.edu.