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All students under the age of 18 who plan to participate must have their parents/guardians complete and submit the following form:
Participation Form
DO NOT FORGET TO BRING THE COMPLETED FORM TO THE EVENT. You may also email the completed form to nu.neptun@gmail.com. This is in accordance with Northeastern University policy; students without the form will not be able to attend the event.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How much does it cost to participate?

NEPTUN events are completely free!

Q: Do I/my child have to be in high school to attend?

Unfortunately, students who are not in high school, such as middle school students, are not allowed to be part of the program at this time, and we are not allowed to make exceptions to this policy. If you or your child are in middle school, and want to attend a similar program in the Boston area, several schools in the area offer programs for middle school students: MIT has a program called "Spark" (although it runs in the spring only), Clark University offers a Splash program in the spring and fall for students in grades 5-12, and the Splash Program at Brandeis is also open to middle school students as well as those in high school.

Q: Do I have to attend the entire event, or can I sign up for just one class or just one day?

You can sign up for as few or as many classes as you like! You do not have to sign up for a full day of classes, and you do not have to attend both days of the event if you don't want to.

Q: Do NEPTUN classes count for course credit?

Classes are short and intended to be fun and informative. Unfortunately they do not count for any kind of course credit.

Q: I'm not from the Boston area, can I come too?

Absolutely! If you can make it to Northeastern on the day of the event, we'll gladly teach you-- It doesn't matter if you're coming from the next block over or five states away!

Q: What should I do for lunch?

We will be offering pizza to all our students at Splash 2019! You can also bring your own lunch, or bring money to buy food nearby.

Day of the Event:

Student sign-in opens at 9:00 a.m. Our event will take place entirely inside Ryder Hall (11 Leon St, Boston, MA 02115), and we will have volunteers moving students from Forsyth Street to Ryder, which is right next door to the Ruggles MBTA station. You may sign-in after this period, but there will not be volunteers along the path to point the way.
On weekends, parking is available at Renaissance Parking Garage for a discounted rate of $8 per day. The address of the parking garage is 835 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02115
If you decide to park at Renaissance Garage, you will have to cross Ruggles Station to reach Forsyth Street.
Public Transit
We encourage students and parents to take public transportation. Northeastern University is accessible easily from the Northeastern Stop on the Green Line (E Branch), or the Ruggles Stop on the Orange Line. These lines both stop at North Station.

Please see our Facebook page for pictures and updates! If you have any questions, please email us at nu.neptun@gmail.com


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Splash sign-in will be in Ryder Hall.

By car:

Drop-off will be on the Forsyth Street loop (closest to Ruggles T Station).

By public transportation:

Exit towards Huntington Avenue from the Ruggles T Station.

There will be volunteers and signage directing towards the event.

Last modified by maclachlanla on Feb. 26, 2019 at 12:56 p.m.