New Members

Welcome to the PRL! The instructions below will help you get situated in the lab.

  1. Get your student ID (a.k.a. Husky Card) from a pick-up location. Visit WVH 202 and/or send mail to to register your card to unlock WVH 308, WVH 330, WVH 366, and your private office (if you have one).
  2. Apply for a Khoury account using these instructions. This account comes with a email address and allows you to access various computers around the college. Make sure you are able to print using the gaugin (in WVH 308) or renoir (outside WVH 366) printers; see this page for help, or visit the Khoury Systems Help Desk in WVH 312.
  3. Coordinate with the lab member in charge of the people page (see the Contact page) to add your picture and bio. Contact also the prl-students mailing list maintainer and add yourself to that mailing list (and contact the prl-staff mailing list maintainer to add yourself there, if appropriate.)
  4. Join the lab's IRC channel, #prl, on Freenode. Current lab members can help you get started on IRC if you've never used it before. Prospective students are welcome to ask questions on IRC, too!
  5. Join the lab's slack channel,
  6. Sign up for the mailing lists for the PL Seminar and the PL Jr. seminar (links on the Seminars page), and check the calendar for upcoming talks. You may also wish to subscribe to the Harvard PL list (calendar) and MIT PL list to be notified about their talks.
  7. If you need a private place to store code, there is both a Khoury-managed GitHub instance and a NuPRL organization on GitHub. To get access to the nuprl organization, ask the webmaster to add you as a member.
  8. Follow @neu_prl on Twitter.
  9. Finally, if you need a place to live, this map (compiled by Northeastern CS grad students circa 2010) may help. Colors on shaded regions indicate roughly how good the area is for grad students (green = good, yellow = okay, red = bad), and you can click on the regions and pins for more information. Click here to edit the map.

More grad-student-specific information about Northeastern's Khoury College of Computer Sciences can be found on the PhD Hub wiki, a successor of the grad wiki (login required).