To all members of the Northeastern community:

When unexpected events strike, we join together to support those in need. Yesterday’s fire on Hemenway Street in Boston impacted dozens of Northeastern students, prompting our community to take action and to support those who were affected.

We have relocated all displaced students to on-campus housing. This provides them a with secure place to live and study. Many lost all of their belongings, and we are working to ensure that all of their needs are met and that their education is not disrupted.

Impacted students who have not done so already should contact our Student Affairs team by emailing or calling 617-930-0867. Our on-site response center at 104 Ell Hall is open and staffed for all of those in need.

Northeastern is more than an academic community; we are also a family. When a calamity happens—on campus or abroad—let us embrace the opportunity to offer one another strength and support. In doing so, we do more than care for those in need—we build a collective resilience that makes our community stronger.


Joseph E. Aoun