- Request to move in early. Landlords and management companies may let you move in early if the apartment is available.
- Consider moving in a few days later to allow crowds to clear. Classes usually don’t start right on September 1st, giving you some flexibility.
- Reserve a moving truck, van or rental car well in advance.
- Forward your mail if applicable. Change your address with the post office and notify the electric, and cable company, etc. that you are moving.
- Avoid moving things you don’t need. It’s time consuming and physically demanding. Donate items in good condition.
- Follow special instructions for September 1 Move-In Day provided by Off Campus Housing and Support Services (posted here and sent via email to our newsletter subscribers in late August).
- Download the Boston Trash and Recycling App to avoid fines.
- Do not move into an unsafe or unsanitary apartment. Contact your landlord immediately or call the City of Boston by dialing 3-1-1. You may also report issues via BOS:311 app or tweet @BOS311 for assistance.
Is Your Apartment Up to Code?
Your apartment must meet minimum requirements. Review Boston’s required standards in the video below.
Inspect and Unpack
- Within 15 days of moving in, complete the Apartment Condition Checklist and send a copy to your landlord or property manager. Take pictures too!
- Review your Tenant Rights & Responsibilities to learn your rights as a Boston renter!
- Purchase or rent furniture. This includes finding a good mattress.
- Check your apartment for safety and security.
- Download the Northeastern SafeZone app and TransLoc Rider app to use the Northeastern Red Eye van.
- Meet a Community Ambassador, learn more about your new neighborhood, or sign up for Breakfast Club.
- Meet your neighbors and be a good neighbor!
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