Getting Started

Congratulations on your acceptance to Northeastern University and welcome to CAMD! You are joining a dynamic, intellectual, and creative community that will challenge and prepare you for a career in your chosen discipline. CAMD Graduate Studies is here to help before your program begins, and offers support throughout your studies.

If you have any questions, please contact Moki Smith, Graduate Student Services Manager at

Before you arrive

Before arriving at CAMD to start your graduate program, we suggest reviewing the below list of administrative tasks and completing any required materials—so you can concentrate fully on your studies.


New students should register via myNortheastern as soon as possible for the term in which they are admitted. Visit the Registrar’s Office for the registration start date and procedure. If you’re unsure of the course(s) in which you should enroll, please contact your graduate program coordinator.


All issues associated with bill payment, late fees, and billing discrepancies should be addressed directly with the Office of Student Financial Services.


Graduate housing on campus is limited and not guaranteed. Information about on-campus housing can be found at Northeastern’s Housing and Residential Life. The office of Off-Campus Student Services can help you find suitable housing in the Boston area and assist with any related housing issues. 


International students are an important part of our community. Visit the Office of Global Services to review the requirements and services available to assist you as you make the transition from your native country to the United States.


The health and well-being of our graduate students is a priority. Please review the important information below to ensure you meet the requirements of Massachusetts state law and understand your healthcare options.


Health Report 

All students must submit a health report that includes a physical exam within the last 12 months, documentation of a tuberculosis test within the last 10 years, and proof of immunity to tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, and rubella.

Please download the University Health Report form from University Health and Counseling Services, and return it no later than 30 days prior to the start of classes. If you do not submit the form, Health Services will block you from registering for your second semester at Northeastern. 


Health Plans 

Graduate students are automatically charged for the Northeastern University Health Plan. If you have comparable Massachusetts-required insurance, you may elect to waive the Northeastern health plan by the waiver deadlines. The waiver form is available on myNortheastern. 

Once you’re on campus


The online portal for the Northeastern community – is a central resource for faculty, staff, and parents. Your myNortheastern username and password provide access to key university services tailored to your role(s) at Northeastern, including the myNortheastern portal, university networks and other university systems. To learn more about claiming your account and changing passwords, please visit the Online Accounts page –


Please review the Registrar’s Office academic calendar for important dates throughout the school year.

CAMD seeks to expand opportunities for students to engage in academic, artistic, and cultural events that lead to research, creative projects, and programs – and enhance your Northeastern experience. We hope you’ll take advantage of the wealth of concerts, plays, lectures, conferences, and symposia on campus, and that you will also get to know many of your fellow students and members of our exceptional faculty.

Explore the CAMD Calendar


The Center for the Arts, CAMD’s art and research hub, presents vibrant programming with renowned and innovative artists and thought leaders, while also showcasing the creative and intellectual dynamism of our faculty and students.


Whether you want to start your own business, play in a music ensemble, or host a radio show, student clubs and organizations are a fantastic way to make your CAMD experience your own by doing what you love, both in and out of the classroom.


CAMD events, hackathons and conferences are collaborative environments focused around a unifying theme. These interactive, forward-thinking events are designed to facilitate collaboration between students of diverse backgrounds and skill sets as they engage around shared passions and explore solutions to tangible, real-world issues.


Complete program information and course descriptions for all CAMD graduate degrees can be found in the course catalog. Course descriptions are arranged by subject and subject code in a large searchable, navigable, printable PDF file. 


The Northeastern Husky Card is the official identification card of the university. You can also use it for building/dorm access, parking, laundry, printing, vending, off- and on-campus vendors, dining, library book check-out, discounts, and more. 


Once you have claimed your myNortheastern account, you can access your HuskyMail by logging into the myNortheastern portal and clicking on the Mail section on the Home page.


Student Financial Services in 354 Richards Hall issues parking permits for Northeastern students who wish to commute by car. To obtain a parking sticker, please complete the parking permit application.