September 1 Move-In

On September 1, 2022, students will be moving into Boston’s neighborhoods. Some of you will be moving in, while others will be moving out. Traffic can be difficult during this time; review the information, guidelines, and requirements below to make your experience a positive one.

On September 1st Move-In Day

Traffic Flow & Parking on September 1st in Mission Hill & Fenway 

  • Bring your parking pass with you (or pick up one at our tent locations in Mission Hill and Fenway) to display on your dashboard if you’re moving into Mission Hill or Fenway. Be sure to fill it out with all required information (name, phone number, time arrived, etc.)
  • Boston Police will be directing traffic in Mission Hill and Fenway and some streets will have restricted parking.
  • All vehicles will have ONE hour to load and unload on the Mission Hill and Fenway streets. After one hour is up, you must move to overflow parking (see list below). To gain entry into North Lot and Columbus Garage, use the off-campus pin code on your parking pass. Note that if you move your car to North Lot, you will only be able to park there for one additional hour.
    • North Lot on 9/1: Located on St. Stephens Street. You may park in North Lot for one additional hour, after which you may proceed to Columbus Garage. North Lot closes at 6:00pm on 9/1.
    • Columbus Garage on 9/1: Located at 795 Columbus Ave. No hourly limit on 9/1. Columbus Garage closes at 11:00pm on 9/1.
  • If you are moving out of your apartment, you will have the same ONE hour limit to load and then move your vehicle. No non-resident vehicles will be permitted to stay parked on the streets during the day on September 1.
  • Strict enforcement of the ONE hour policy will be in effect. There will be a zero-tolerance policy for double-parking; violators may be ticketed/towed.
  • Avoid bringing oversize vehicles. Columbus Garage does not allow moving trucks and has a strict clearance.

 

September 1 FAQs

What should I do to prepare for September 1st move-in?

If you can move in after September 1st, it is highly recommend to avoid congested streets. If you must move-in on 9/1, start by reading your lease for move-in details.

Follow our move-in tips which include confirming your key pick-up time, date and location, confirm moving assistance needs, and reserve moving vehicles.

Review the remaining FAQs to know what to expect on your move-in day and for your neighborhood and street.

What are the parking restrictions for September 1st off-campus move-in?

All vehicles will have ONE hour to load and unload on the Mission Hill and Fenway streets. After one hour is up, you must move to overflow parking, which includes North Lot and Columbus Garage in Fenway. In Mission Hill, you may use an overflow lot indicated on the parking pass, or Columbus Garage. 

To gain entry into North Lot and Columbus Garage, use the off-campus pin code indicated on your parking pass. Note that if you move your car to North Lot, you will only be able to park there for one additional hour.

    • North Lot on 9/1: Located on St. Stephens Street. You may park in North Lot for one additional hour, after which you may proceed to Columbus Garage. North Lot closes at 6:00pm on 9/1.
    • Columbus Garage on 9/1Located at 795 Columbus Ave. No hourly limit on 9/1. Columbus Garage closes at 11:00pm on 9/1.
Where can I get a parking pass for September 1st?

You must print the September 1 parking pass (see below) or pick-up a pass from an Info Tent or NU volunteer (on 9/1) for your vehicle. This pass (to be filled out and placed on your dashboard) will be your ONE HOUR parking pass in the Mission Hill and Fenway neighborhoods on 9/1 only.

Can I request more time to park?

Parking passes are limited to 1 hour to allow for unloading and loading only. If you are actively loading or unloading, you will  be informed by a volunteer that your time is up and to move your vehicle upon completing your move.

Any vehicles that are not actively loading and unloading after the time limit expires risk being ticketed and towed.

Where can I move my vehicle after my time is up?

After one hour is up, you must move to overflow parking, which includes North Lot and Columbus Garage.

To gain entry into North Lot and Columbus Garage, use the off-campus pin code indicated on your parking pass. Note that if you move your car to North Lot, you will only be able to park there for one additional hour.

    • North Lot on 9/1: Located on St. Stephens Street. You may park in North Lot for one additional hour, after which you may proceed to Columbus Garage. North Lot closes at 6:00pm on 9/1.
    • Columbus Garage on 9/1Located at 795 Columbus Ave. No hourly limit on 9/1. Columbus Garage closes at 11:00pm on 9/1.

 

Where can I park a truck?

We recommend that you avoid bringing large trucks for off-campus move-in on September 1st. If you have a vehicle that cannot fit in Columbus Garage, we offer the following parking options:

  1. North Lot on 9/1: Located on St. Stephens Street. You may park in North Lot for one additional hour, after which you may proceed to Columbus Garage. North Lot closes at 6:00pm on 9/1.
  2. Tufts Lot on 9/1: 

These lots are limited in space, and North Lot is limited to 1 additional hour of overflow. Both lots close at 5pm. Once your truck is empty, it is advised that you return it to the rental company. 

How do I get a moving hamper on September 1st?

Hampers are only available in the Fenway neighborhood in North Lot on 9/1. They may be borrowed for the day on 9/1 only, and will be available from 8:30 – 5:00pm ET. Ensure you have an ID with you to sign out a hamper.

What traffic restrictions should I expect?

Boston Police will be directing traffic in Mission Hill and Fenway and some streets will have restricted parking. We will be posting maps here once traffic flow is confirmed. 

What if I'm moving into a neighborhood that is not Fenway or Mission Hill?

The parking pass mentioned above only applies for the Mission Hill & Fenway neighborhoods. If you have questions about parking on September 1st in other neighborhoods, visit the City of Boston’s website for tips on the September 1 move-in.

Have specific questions? You can email offcampus@northeastern.edu.

Can I have items delivered to my apartment on 9/1?

We recommend planning deliveries for after September 1st. This allows more parking and space on streets for those moving in and moving out. 

What additional resources are available to me to plan my off-campus move?

Have questions? Volunteers will be on the main streets of Mission Hill and Fenway neighborhoods to distribute parking passes and to answer all your questions. You can also email send a DM to @NUoffcampus on 9/1 for a quick reply and follow our stories for live updates!

Need a hamper to help transport your items? Hampers are only available in the Fenway neighborhood in North Lot on 9/1. They may be borrowed for the day on 9/1 only, and will be available from 8:30 – 5:00pm ET. Ensure you have an ID with you to sign out a hamper.

Find more moving tips here

What if I'm moving after September 1st or to a different neighborhood?

You must follow all marked signage in your neighborhood. Please be mindful that many Universities have move-in dates that may impact traffic and parking near your apartment. 

Fore more information, we encourage you to utilize the City of Boston “Moving Guide.”

Tips for a Smooth Move

Important Tips for New Residents  

  • Be mindful of neighbors. Not everyone on the street may be moving. Many neighbors are permanent residents with young children and full-time jobs. Do not cross through yards. Keep activity noise level low. Wear your mask at all times while moving-in and outdoors and in building common areas after move-in.
  • Properly dispose of your trash. Do not block fire hydrants, sidewalks or alleys.
  • Take pictures of your apartment before unpacking to document its condition and any pre-existing damages. Complete your Apartment Condition Form; save a copy and send a copy to your landlord. If any maintenance is needed, put in a maintenance request. 
  • Introduce yourself to neighbors and share contact information so you can communicate during the year.
  • When moving in, take pictures of everything once you arrive, even before you unpack. This will ensure the condition of the apartment is documented, and will aid you in receiving your full security deposit back at the end of your tenancy.

Moving Out?

  • If moving out of an apartment, be sure to read your lease for specific move-out instructions. Take pictures of everything when you leave to document the condition of the apartment upon departure.  This may affect the security deposit you receive back.
  • Read our other general tips for moving out to ensure you follow appropriate guidelines and get your full security deposit back.

Neighborhood Maps for September 1st  – Know the traffic flow, location of overflow lots, and our information tables! Fenway Map, Mission Hill Map

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