External Events

Large Conferences, Special Events and Group Meetings

We’ve got you covered!

Northeastern University offers premium event venues for conferences, meetings, performances, or special events throughout the year for qualified external partners. Northeastern’s Husky Hospitality is second to none. Who better to host your event than a university built on the hallmarks of superior experiences? Check out everything we have to offer!

Availability & Pricing

Event Spaces:

Performance Venues:

Our Performance Venues range in capacity from 300-1,000.

Meeting Rooms:

  • McLeod Suites, Curry Student Center
  • Curry Student Center Meeting Rooms

Our Meeting Rooms range in capacity from 25-100+

Multi-Use Spaces:

  • Ballroom, Curry Student Center
  • East Village 17th Floor (requires internal campus sponsor)
  • West Addition, Curry Student Center
  • ISEC Atrium
  • Fenway Center

Our Multi-Use Spaces are great locations for banquets, receptions, ceremonies, presentations and more.

These spaces range in capacity from 200-500, depending on setup.

Auditorium and Classroom Space:

  • Blackman Auditorium
  • Raytheon Amphitheatre
  • ISEC Auditorium & Classrooms
  • Various Classrooms Across Campus

Our Auditorium and Classroom Spaces range in capacity from 25-1,000, with the average classroom size ranging from 25-60.



Availability and rates vary. Please complete our inquiry form below and our team will provide you with pricing and availability.

Unsure if your event is considered internal or external? Please check out our Event Classification page for details.


Northeastern University is conveniently located in the heart of Boston, 6.5 miles from Boston Logan International Airport with access to multiple subway and bus lines on the main campus. The Northeastern Campus has multiple à la carte dining options as well as two convenience stores. Additional grocers and pharmacies are located within a ten-minute walk from campus.


Northeastern is just a short walk to Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, Fenway Park and the Prudential Center with many shopping and dining destinations.


Northeastern University is centrally located among the following three stops of the MBTA subway system: the Green Line E, “Northeastern,” stop; the Green Line E, “Museum of Fine Arts,” stop; and the Orange Line, “Ruggles,” stop. Accommodations are located on NU’s main campus.


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Northeastern University hosts a significant number of meetings, events, and conferences on campus. From time to time, it may be unclear if such an activity is considered internal or external, especially when a University sponsor is involved. To help in this determination, the University uses the below framework to classify internal or external and when contracts, insurance and rental fees apply.

Internal Event

  • (No charge – exceptions on premier space) – The program, meeting or event is an initiative of, and was created and developed by Northeastern University for the sole benefit of the NU community. Internal events will not generate a space charge unless the event is held in a “premier” location (i.e. EV 17th floor or ISEC atrium).
  • No charges are applied to University events when:
  • Audience – The event is for Northeastern faculty, staff &/or students, not open to the public or non-university guests.
  • Funding source – Event is supported entirely by university funds. There are no external organizations soliciting donations or sponsorships in conjunction with this event. No monies shall be collected in association with the event. No external party will benefit financially from event-related collections.
  • No partnership – This event is the initiative of a Northeastern department or student group and is not being planned or supported through a partnership with an outside organization. Internal department serve as the primary contact for event-related inquires. Someone internal to the university will be responsible for contracting with third-party vendors.
  • Event space – Event is not booked in premier event space.
  • Feasibility – Event could not take place elsewhere if Northeastern University did not exist or the host employee and/or department did not work at the University
  • No insurance needed.

Sponsored Event

  • (50% charge) – The program, meeting or event is an initiative of, and was created and developed by Northeastern University and involves external partnerships, funding sources or guests. The “sponsored” rate acknowledges the many universities partnerships and, in support of this, there will be a 50% sponsored rate reduction from the external rate for space usage. . Service fees (e.g. security, event management costs) are charged at full rates.
  • 50% charges are applied to University events when:
  • Audience – The event is anticipated for Northeastern and non-university community members (through advertisement and invitation). The guests are a mix of NU community member and non-NU community members..
  • Funding source – Event is supported either partially or entirely with non-university funds. These funds can be sourced through outside sponsorship, admission fees, registration fees, fundraisers, and ticket sales.
  • Partnership – The university department or student group is providing shared access to space/resources via a partnership or collaboration with a non-university organization. The majority of event content is created/produced by external client. External client is listed as the organizer and contact for any event inquiries.
  • Feasibility – The event could take place elsewhere if Northeastern University did not exist.
  • Insurance needed for events with external funding source. Insurance requirements can be found on the EECP website.

Fully External Event

  • (Full Rate) – The program, meeting or event is an initiative of a private company, non-profit or individual.  The external rate applies to groups that are not affiliated with Northeastern University, whether or not a member of the NU community serves on the organizing committee, and will be charged at the full rate.
  • Full rate changes are applied to events when:
  • Audience – The event is intended for the non-university community (through advertisement or invitation).
  • Funding source – The event is financially supported with non-university funds in its entirety.
  • Partnership – The organizing entity wants to use a university facility.
  • Feasibility – The event could take place elsewhere if Northeastern University did not exist.
  • Insurance needed for events with external funding source. Insurance requirements can be found by contacting EECP.


This information will serve to outline the roles and responsibilities of a University sponsor.

Role of EECP:

  • The role of The Office of External Events & Conference Programs is to serve as a consultant to both the University department(s) and external group. Responsibilities include:
    • Secure a contract with the external group on behalf of the University host, outlining an agreement on the date, time, use of space, rental fees, and applicable insurance and University restrictions.
    • Secure proof of appropriate insurance from the external group in the form of a Certificate of Insurance, with Northeastern named as additional insured.

Role of Event Sponsor:

The University department shall be the primary point of contact between the external group and various University service providers, including the Office of External Events and Conference Programs (EECP), building services, facility managers, catering, media services, the parking office, and others. The sponsor shall also:

  • Work directly with the external group to obtain event descriptions and logistical information.
  • Assist the external group with event questions, including parking, directions to campus, catering, etc.
  • Provide staff resources to attend pre-event planning meetings and to be on-site day of the event to respond to any client needs that may arise.
  • Provide an internal budget number in the event that the external client defaults in payment.
  • Please note, the sponsoring department’s budget number will be charged upfront for costs associated with Event Management Services, NUPD & other related fees. EECP will reimburse the sponsoring department when the final payment is received.

If the external client defaults the payment your department would be responsible for the final invoice. This number will ONLY be used if the client defaults on payment.