The scheduling area of the Office of the Registrar is responsible for the placement of classes into the most appropriate rooms in the university’s classroom inventory. Our goal is to schedule classroom space to match the needs of faculty and students with the resources available and to accomplish this in the most efficient, consistent, equitable, and accurate manner possible. We are always mindful that we are bringing faculty and students together for learning.

How to Reserve ISEC Space

Log into your myNortheastern, clicking on Services and Links, Faculty/Staff Services, Academic Classroom Scheduling. This will take you to 25Live, our classroom assignment software. You can begin by checking space availability by date or location, then proceed to Create an Event. Navigation directions for 25Live are available by clicking the link just below Academic Classroom Scheduling or by going to the 25Live guidelines.

If you need further assistance, please contact Scheduling at 617.373.5315. Please fill in as much of the information requested on the form as you can. We understand that you may not yet have all of the information on the planned event. Once you have added the event to 25Live, it will be reviewed and a determination will be made if the venue is available and/or appropriate. You will receive a confirmation or a request for further information.

Reservation Policies

  • The guiding principle when scheduling these event spaces is that the core functions of the building are research and teaching and that events should not disrupt the researchers or class schedule. Please note that classroom space availability is dependent on the academic calendar and term class schedule and unable to be reserved until both schedules are finalized by the registrar.
  • Events that use a single room (one classroom, the auditorium) and do not disrupt the class schedule, will be available for scheduling through the Office of the Registrar. Depending on AV and room configuration needs, ITS may need to be consulted.
  • Events that utilize the atrium, or multiple rooms on the first floor, have the capacity to be disruptive to the operation of the building. Therefore, such events will require the endorsement of the senior vice president for the group sponsoring the event. These events will also require a fee of $3,000 (for the first four hours; after that an additional charge of $150/hour will be applied) that will support the space and some aspects of organizing events.
  • In a trial period, to help understand how events and classes can coexist in the building, classes will only be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the day. There will be no evening classes (after 5:40 p.m.) or classes on Tuesdays and Fridays. Event reservations are to be requested for times outside of the class schedule.

Space Available

  • Room 102 (auditorium) maximum capacity 300 as follows: 275 installed seats
  • Room 136 (classroom) maximum capacity  48
    • Set up as six pods seating eight with a monitor attached.
    • Technology/furniture cannot be rearranged or removed.
    • Classroom space cannot be altered, i.e., glass walls cannot be covered.
  • Room 138 (classroom) maximum capacity 48
    • Set up as six pods seating eight with a monitor attached.
    • Technology/furniture cannot be rearranged or removed.
    • Classroom space cannot be altered, i.e., glass walls cannot be covered.
  • Room 140 (classroom) maximum capacity 48
    • Set up as a lecture room with six-foot tables and chairs.
    • Technology/furniture cannot be rearranged or removed.
    • Classroom space cannot be altered, i.e., glass walls cannot be covered.
  • Room 142 (classroom) maximum capacity 48
    • Set up as a lecture room with six-foot tables and chairs.
    • Technology/furniture cannot be rearranged or removed.
    • Classroom space cannot be altered, i.e., glass walls cannot be covered.
  • Room 101 (open atrium) capacity varies with the setup.
  • Any request to exceed the stated capacity limits will have to be approved by the NU fire marshal through the Division of Public Safety’s Fire Safety Unit.
  • There is a fully functional catering kitchen on the first floor.

Event Cost Estimate

This is a general estimate of costs associated with running a four-hour event including setup and breakdown in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. If your event has setup, breakdown, or rehearsal times that will exceed four hours and you need a detailed quote, or have any other specific question regarding costs, please email the operations director of ISEC, Eric Stewart, at e.stewart@northeastern.edu.

Events that utilize the atrium, or multiple rooms on the first floor, have the capacity to be disruptive to the operation of the building. Therefore, such events will require the endorsement of the senior vice president for the group sponsoring the event. These events will also require a flat fee of $3,000 (for the first four hours, including setup and breakdown); after that, an additional charge of $150 per hour will be applied.

As a general overview, the $3,000 flat fee includes building services setup and breakdown and housekeeping services.

The fee does not include rentals for external vendors (e.g., special chairs/tables or audiovisual equipment not supplied in-house; third-party technical services or associated equipment; police detail; catering kitchen cleaning; catering; signage; or parking.

Staff Associated with Scheduling Events in ISEC

Suzanne Pelissier
Special Assistant to the University Registrar
Phone: 617.373.5952 or 617.373.5315
s.pelissier@@northeastern.edu

Dr. Eric J. Stewart
Operations Director
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex
Phone: 617.373.3177
e.stewart@northeastern.edu

Nicole Rakitin
Director of Classroom Management and Scheduling
Phone: 617.373.5315
n.rakitin@northeastern.edu