Finding and Creating Community at Northeastern

Feb 22, 2021

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Seeking safe ways to connect? Looking for information about Northeastern and not sure where to start? Want to find people who share your major, interests, or location? Communities at Northeastern is a unique social networking destination offering a place to engage and interact with members of the university community, from anywhere, at any time.

There are communities for residence halls, majors, working groups, the all-important housing search, and just plain interesting topics like photography, cybersecurity, and a capella singing. Best of all, Communities is a place to where you can discover your people across Northeastern’s global network – or create a community to bring them together!

Jump in and get started—through the Student Hub or at Need a little help with navigating Communities? Read on below for more guidance!

Search for communities

Find communities around the things you want to do or explore! Just log in at with your myNortheastern credentials. Once you’re in, there’s a search bar at the top of the page to type in a name or topic, or you can click Discover Communities on the left to find personalized recommendations and browse all communities. When you see a community that gets your attention, just click Join! Then you can add a post – maybe ask a question, or ask whether there’s anyone in your area who shares the same interest.

Start your own community

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, start your own community! Click (in the left column or at the top of the Discover page) and follow the instructions.

Before you click, though, think about what you want your community to achieve, what content you can post to get things going, and who you already know that you can invite. Having a plan will help build a livelier and more valuable experience.

Need more to get started with Communities?

Microsoft’s Yammer social media platform powers Communities at Northeastern. For more information and tips for using Yammer, start with this article about getting started with Yammer at Northeastern.

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