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Return to Campus
FAQs along with helpful resources as faculty, students and staff return to campus.
See what’s new for leveraging key technology and wellness resources on campus.
First Things First
Accounts and Access
Your Online Account
Northeastern accounts open the way to online university resources, including the Northeastern portal. Usernames and passwords are set up when accounts are first claimed by navigating to my.Northeastern.edu, clicking on Request Access, and Activate Account.
Appropriate Use Policy
All staff are responsible for following the Northeastern University Appropriate Use of Computer and Network Resources Policy. The policy is available in PDF form at northeastern.edu/aup.
As a member of the Northeastern community, you’re responsible for helping keep the university safe from phishing and other security threats. Northeastern will never ask you to confirm your username and password in an email. Use the Report Message button in your Outlook client to immediately report a suspicious email. If you have any reason to believe that your account has been compromised, report it immediately to the IT Service Desk. Learn more at Get Secure.
NUwave is the secure wireless network for laptops, phones, and other personal devices in the residence halls, classrooms, and across campus. Use your myNortheastern username and password to connect.
Remote Access – GlobalProtect
The university’s VPN provides safe and secure access to NUnet resources from off-campus locations. Install GlobalProtect, the university’s VPN software, on your device to get started.
NUnet is the redundant, high-bandwidth, high-availability wired network available in academic and administrative buildings on all campuses, as well as research facilities. To connect to NUnet, simply connect a device to the active port using an ethernet cable.
Eduroam is the secure, roaming wireless network developed for, and used by, the international research and education community. Students, faculty, and staff can access the eduroam network at locations worldwide.
To connect, follow the same process as connecting to NUwave, except select eduroam as Wi-Fi network, and enter myNortheastern username, followed by ‘@northeastern.edu’ (email@example.com).
Conferencing and Collaboration
Microsoft Teams is the preferred online collaboration hub at Northeastern that supports file storage, application integration, conversations, meetings, and voice calls. Teams is accessible online as well as through desktop and mobile applications. See this Zoom-Teams comparison.
Microsoft 365 including Office
Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based suite of applications that are available to all faculty, staff and students. This includes an @northeastern email account and calendar, downloads of the Office suite on up to 5 personal devices, and the online and mobile versions of the Office apps.
Sign in to Office 365:
- Visit portal.office.com.
- Type in your myNortheastern username followed by “@northeastern.edu”.
- Use your myNortheastern password.
Helpful Sites and Apps
Tech Service Portal
Go to the Tech Service Portal for complete IT support. Get answers to IT questions, find technology solutions and tech support in one location. Reach out to us— chat, email, or call to get help now.
On-demand Technology and Wellness Services
It’s easier than ever to find information about technology support and wellness at Northeastern through the Services Now Mobile app.
- Technology Support: Report an IT issue, request technology services, manage loaned devices, and more.
- Wellness: Submit daily wellness checks, monitor COVID-19 symptoms, access testing resources, and other wellness-related resources.
Daily Wellness Check
All Northeastern faculty, staff, and students who come to campus are required to complete a Daily Wellness Check to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. This includes faculty, staff, and students across our global campuses and students who live off campus and come to campus.
Communities at Northeastern
Communities are where Northeastern faculty, staff, and students can start and participate in groups based on interests, specialties, and anything else that brings people together.
Stay informed on the status of the university’s IT systems, and sign up for notifications of scheduled maintenance periods or known outages.
Learn as you go
Never stop learning by leveraging Northeastern supported training opportunities.
Browse Northeastern’s schedule of workshops and training on teaching technologies, hybrid learning (NUflex), and collaboration software.
Start exploring more than 5,000 on-demand courses on business, creative, and technology skills to support professional development that are available to you through your Northeastern affiliation.