As part of the University’s efforts to enhance and improve its utility infrastructure, North Lot, as well as Speare Place will be closed from Wednesday, May 10th through Friday, August 4th.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this outage, please contact Facilities Customer Service at 617-373-2754 with any questions or concerns and they will direct your call to the appropriate person. More Information
Temperature and humidity are some of the leading factors contributing to air quality and can affect one’s comfort and well-being. We strive to maintain the optimal levels in relation to outdoor temperatures.
Mold can grow on any surface when excess moisture is present. For mold growth concerns or musty odors, submit an online Facilities & Residential Life Work Request. Someone to assess the area, and if needed treat the location or manage the core issue.
Mold is naturally occurring in the environment.
Mold comes in a variety of different colors, many of which are black. Not all black-colored mold is toxic.
Mold exposure affects individuals differently and can range from no symptoms to severe allergic responses.
Dark-colored dust around ventilation is often mistaken as mold. Regular cleaning will remove the dust. Please note that students are responsible for cleaning ventilation in their rooms.
If you suspect mold or other maintenance issues contact your RA or submit a work order request.
Any unusual odors such as chemical smell or vehicle exhaust should be reported. If the eventis not an emergency, try to identify the source of the odor if possible and submit an online Facilities & Residential Life Work Request. Someone will help identify the source and either recommend or assist onactions.
Indoor air concerns in laboratories can be caused by many factors including lab ventilation, fume hood operation, chemical storage, or outside sources of contaminants. For any emergencies please contact NUPD. For general questions please contact OARS.
Foul food odors are often localized in a room and can be from trash barrels or forgotten food. If possible, try to identify the source, and dispose of odorous foods in the trash barrel. If the odor is coming from a trash container, submit an online Facilities & Residential Life Work Request to have the trash removed.
For odors due to emergencies, leave the area, contact NUPD through the SafeZone app, or at 617-373-3333.
Dirt and particulates from venting systems may occur in a wing or an entire floor of a building. Typical causes are vehicles idling near air intakes or from nearby construction work. If an odor is apparent and you have further concerns, please submit an online Facilities & Residential Life Work Request to have the area inspected.
Northeastern University is a smoke free campus. Please read the NU Policy for more information.