Welcome to Northeastern!

We are happy to have you join our faculty at this exciting and important time in the university’s history.

To make your transition to the university as smooth as possible, we encourage you to complete several tasks in advance of your actual hire date. These tasks can be found in your onboarding portal, and will walk you through what to do at each stage of your onboarding. You can access the portal using the email and password that you used to apply. Once you have completed and returned your new hire paperwork and are set up in Northeastern’s system, you can claim your Northeastern online account. Doing so will expedite your ability to access important university resources, including the myNortheastern portal, your Northeastern email address, and the Canvas learning management system.

Your Northeastern account provides secure and convenient access to the university’s most frequently used sites and systems.

If you encounter any questions while claiming and setting up your account, please contact the IT Service Desk at 617.373.4357. The IT Service Desk is available 24/7 and is happy to help!

Toll-free and international numbers are also available to you if calling from outside the Boston area or the U.S. On the Boston campus, you can also visit the Tech Bar in Snell Library, 2nd floor, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Contact ITS 

Claiming Your Account

To claim your Northeastern account:

  • Go to northeastern.edu
  • Select Faculty, Staff, and Sponsored Accounts
  • Under New Account Holders, select Activate Your Account and follow the prompts to claim your account and set your password.

Please note: One of the required fields is your zip code. If you have recently changed your address, please be sure to use the zip code that you provided on your new hire paperwork. You may contact the HR Service Center, 617.373.2230, to verify the address on file.

When you claim your Northeastern account, your Northeastern username and Northeastern email address will be displayed on the confirmation page. Your NUID (a nine-digit employee identification number) will be listed in your myNortheastern portal dashboard and in Workday.

Your online account is protected by Duo, the university’s two-factor authentication service. Visit Northeastern’s Get2FA website, get2fa.northeastern.edu, for more information on 2FA and how to enroll.

myNortheastern Portal

The myNortheastern portal, my.northeastern.edu, is an electronic gateway for the Northeastern community. For faculty, the myNortheastern Portal includes access to Canvas (Northeastern’s learning management system) and other commonly-used university sites and systems. Through Employee Self-Service, you can update key information about yourself and access your online pay statements, W-2 records, and more.

Northeastern Email Account and Office 365

Your Northeastern account includes an @northeastern email account and calendar, the most updated versions of Outlook and other Office 365 applications, and a license to the Microsoft 365 suite of collaboration and productivity tools.

How to sign in to your email account:

  1. Visit outlook.office365.com
  2. Type in your Northeastern username followed by “@northeastern.edu” (The Northeastern username which you created may be different from your assigned email address)
  3. Use your Northeastern password

Your Microsoft 365 license includes downloads of the Office suite on up to five personal devices, and the online and mobile versions of the Office apps. Visit Northeastern’s Office 365 website, office365.northeastern.edu, to learn more about this benefit and the suite of software available to you.

Your Husky ID card is your primary means of identification at Northeastern.

It allows you to enter the library and check out materials, obtain your parking hang tag if you will be driving to work, access the Cabot Gymnasium and, if you establish a Husky account, you may use it as a debit card on campus and at participating restaurants and stores.

To get your Husky ID card, please visit the Husky Card Services Center at 4 Speare Commons in Speare Hall. You will need to present a legal form of photo identification.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services provides technology services, solutions, and support to the university community.

Visit the Tech Service Portal to browse available services and solutions to help support your teaching and research. You can also make requests, report technical issues, and contact the IT Service Desk, which provides 24/7 support and troubleshooting.

As soon as you have established your Northeastern account, you will have access to Canvas, the university’s learning management system. Visit canvas.northeastern.edu for more information and to get started.

Visit Northeastern’s Faculty Technology Guide, connect-to-tech.northeastern.edu/faculty/, to get started with your online account and other key technology resources.

Parking and/or Commuter Pass

August 23-24, 2022 (in-person days of New Faculty Orientation)

See Parking and Directions

Parking Access Post-Orientation:

MasParc offers annual, semester, and daily parking products. To purchase an annual or semester parking permit please visit www.masparc.com. Additionally, you may purchase daily parking coupons in packs of 5 for $115 for use at the Gainsborough and Renaissance Park Garages. To purchase coupons, you must visit the Gainsborough Garage Parking Office and present your Husky Card. Inquiries regarding parking should be directed to contact@masparc.com or (617) 262-9851.

Commuter Benefits

The university partners with WageWorks to provide a pre-tax commuter benefit paid for by automatic payroll deduction.

The benefit allows you to:

  • Enroll online and receive your public transportation commuter pass in the mail
  • Pay for parking at commuter lots with pre-tax earnings automatically deducted from your paycheck
  • Purchase a commuter pass for occasional use on any public transit system in the United States

For more information about the commuter benefit and instructions about how to enroll, please visit the benefits tab of hr.northeastern.edu. You will need to activate your myNortheastern account before you can sign up for your commuter benefit.  To enroll online, go to myNortheastern, select the Services and Links tab, then Commuter Benefit.

For more information about the commuter benefit and instructions about how to enroll, please visit the HR Service Center and read the knowledge article on this topic.

For planning purposes, please be advised that the ordering deadline is the first day of the month, approximately 30 days before the Pass Month. For example, if you wish to begin using the commuter benefit on October 1, you will need to enroll by September 1; the pre-tax payroll deductions will begin in September to pay for October.

Northeastern is committed to providing benefits and programs that enable you to invest in your health and well-being and to plan for your financial future.

A comprehensive summary of the benefits and programs is available on the Human Resources website.

You may want to prepare for enrollment by ensuring you have easy access to any needed documentation. For example, if you enroll in the family medical plan, you will need to produce a copy of your marriage license (or 1040 tax return) and/or the birth certificates (or 1040 tax return) of your children.

Two benefits, the Basic Retirement Account and Long-Term disability, have a waiting period that may be waived depending upon your prior employment. To assist in your transition to Northeastern, we encourage you to complete the waiver form at your earliest convenience. This will expedite your ability to take full advantage of these benefits.

For more information on the benefits program, you are encouraged to talk to your manager or department chair about attending an HR-run New Hire Orientation within your first 30 days at the university.