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Speare Hall Northeastern Reviews

3.6
13 reviews

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Speare Hall is a typical freshman dorm with both positive and negative aspects according to student reviews. The building offers a prime location on campus, being close to dining halls, academic buildings, and the green line for transportation. Residents appreciate the convenience of having ResMail located in the building, making package pickups easier. The rooms feature big windows that allow for plenty of natural light, though they are on the smaller side, common in freshman dorms. Communal bathrooms are cleaned regularly, but some students find them to be less than ideal due to shared use. The common areas like study rooms and lounges vary in availability and size, with some floors having better amenities than others. Thin walls and echoey hallways are common complaints, leading to noise disturbances and privacy issues. Despite these drawbacks, residents value the overall experience of living at Speare Hall, especially for its proximity to campus facilities and the freshman quad.

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3 years ago

Lived here my freshman year. The walls are pretty thin, I could always hear what the people in the room next to me were doing. The common area is a nice place to hang out. The room itself has a good closet and lots of natural light, but it was very small and I just had a view of the wall of Marino C...

Lived in a double room
3 years ago

Literally the only bad thing about Speare is no ac and that the hallways are super echoey which makes doors slamming closed REALLY loud. But as long as you leave your windows open year round, bring fans, and guide your door shut you’re all set. The communal bathrooms are always clean and pretty mode...

Lived in a double room
3 years ago

Everyone seemed to dislike Speare but personally I loved it. The location is unbeatable for freshmen, ResMail is right downstairs, there’s a lot of lounge area’s and study rooms, the dining halls are 30 seconds across, close to classes. The room size was a standard freshman dorm. I thought the bathr...

Lived in a double room
4 years ago

I lived in a double my freshman year in the health science llc. The rooms are pretty small but understandable since it’s in the city. The bathrooms were cleaned pretty regularly, but the timing was inconsistent. My floor had a common room with a tv and couches and other floors have study areas which...

Lived in a double room
4 years ago

Pros: - Modern building with elevators - Resmail - Laundry room - Big windows - Cleaners for the bathroom come everyday - Close to the T - Close to Marino - Close to university facilities in general Cons: - Small room (typical for freshmen in any dorm to be fair) - If dumb people are yelling at 2am...

Lived in a double room
4 years ago

Speare is decent. Best part is the location. Right next to two of the dining halls, across the street from the green line, easy walk to most academic buildings. Bathrooms are ok, nothing special but not awful either. I stayed in a corner room, and they were still decently sized and comfortable, alth...

Lived in a double room
4 years ago

Speare is one of the best locations for a freshman dorm. You can pick up packages in the lobby, you're right next to the gym and a convenience store, and two of the university's 3 dining halls are a 30 second walk away. However, the location is probably the best thing about Speare. The hallways are ...

Lived in a double room
4 years ago

My room was on the west side and was on the first floor so my window directly faced Marino's brick wall and because of that my room never really got a lot of sun. I guess the good thing about Speare was that it's relatively close to central campus and ResMail is in the building.

Lived in a double room
4 years ago

I mean, hey, its a freshman dorm, so you won't get a very nice place no matter where you end up. That said, the renovations that were made to the building really hurt the community feel of the place and pool table and TV area of 2017/18 school year are sorely missed. The resmail location and proxim...

Lived in a double room
4 years ago

Typical freshman dorm, small room, thin walls, can get pretty hectic and loud at times, communal bathrooms, etc. Location is convenient though.

Lived in a double room