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Network Science Institute
177 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Program location
Shillman Hall
115 Forsyth St
Boston, MA 02115


Northeastern University


June 22 – July 3, 2020


There is a vast range of lodging options in the Boston area, including couch-surfing rentals (AirBnBVrbo

Homeaway, community Facebook groups like Short Term Rentals Boston); B&B’s (Oasis Guest House); budget hotels (Midtown Hotel); or higher-end stays (Collonade, Sheraton). There are certainly offerings for those on a budget, including stays as low as $30 per night for a room or entire apartments for $80. Boston is a very popular destination, and housing is generally expensive - be sure to book early if you are looking for a good deal.  If you are considering shared lodging options, join our SINSA2020 Slack Workspace to find potential roommates. 


Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
You can easily get Lyft and Uber's from the airport to campus, which is approximately 5.5 miles from the NEU campus. 



Public Transport
Boston's public transportation system, MTBA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) is safe and easy to use: There are "subway lines" and "commuter lines", all labelled by their colors. You can buy metro cards at all stations - we call these "Charlie Cards".  Subway lines and commuter line tickets must be purchased separately. 


To get to the Northeastern campus, use the subway Green Line or the commuter Orange Line. The Green Line has three different trains: C, D, E.  Use these train stations to reach SINSA: 

Green Line/ E train, Northeastern University 

Orange Line, Ruggles Station

Green Line/ C,D, E trains, Hynes Convention Center

  • From Ruggles Station stop (Orange Line): Exit the station onto campus, facing a flagpole in the middle of Centennial Common. The West Village F Building is across Centennial Common on the right side next to the African-American Institute.

  • ​From Northeastern Station stop (Green Line): Walk a short distance on Huntington Avenue to Forsyth Street. Take Forsyth Street away from the Marino Recreation Center to Centennial Common. The West Village F Building is across Centennial Common on the right side next to the African-American Institute. 

For the most up-to-date subway service advisories, please visit or plan your trip using



Auto rentals are available at the Boston airport.  We do not recommend renting a car unless you have parking arrangements. Parking around NEU campus and most Boston locations can be difficult and expensive.  Parking lots range from $20 - $40 per day and hotel parking is typically offered at the same cost. There are a handful 2-hour parking meters around campus for $1.25 per hour.  Northeastern offers campus parking at the Renaissance Parking Garage, which we hope to be able to offer at a reduced rate. More information will be provided in the coming months. 




Directions are provided below to the Renaissance Parking Garage, located at 835 Columbus Avenue. 

From the north (via Route I-93 or Route 1) 
Take the Storrow Drive exit, and proceed to the Fenway exit. Follow signs for Boylston Street inbound, and bear right onto Westland Avenue. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue, proceed to the third traffic light, and turn right onto Columbus Avenue.

From the west (via Route I-90, Massachusetts Turnpike) 
Take Exit 22 (Copley Square), and bear right. Proceed to the first traffic light, and turn right onto Dartmouth Street. Take the next right onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.

​From the west (via Route 9) 
Proceed east on Route 9; it will become Huntington Avenue. Turn right onto Ruggles Street. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto Tremont Street. At the second set of lights, turn left onto Melnea Cass Boulevard, and then turn left onto Columbus Avenue. 

From the south (via I-93, Route 3) 
Take Exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue/Roxbury/Frontage Road). Turn left at the third light, staying in one of the two left lanes. Proceed straight onto Melnea Cass Boulevard. Continue for approximately two miles and turn left onto Columbus Avenue. 

From Logan Airport 
Exiting Logan Airport, merge onto Route I-90 West/Mass Pike/Ted Williams Tunnel. Proceed about 1.5 miles, and then take Exit 24 toward Route I-93. Merge onto Route I-93 South via the exit on the left. Take Exit 18, Massachusetts Avenue, toward Andrew Square. Bear right onto the Massachusetts Avenue connector. Proceed straight on the connector, which becomes Melnea Cass Boulevard. Continue for approximately two miles and turn left onto Columbus Avenue. 


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