Directions to OSL
Follow the directions to Northeatern's campus using whatever mode of
transportation you plan to use. Then scroll down to find directions
to the lab or Chuck's office.
BY PUBLIC TRANSIT
RUGGLES STATION on the ORANGE LINE, the NEEDHAM COMMUTER RAIL line,
the FRANKLIN COMMUTER RAIL line, PROVIDENCE COMMUTER RAIL LINE, and
numerous bus lines, is at the end of Forsyth Street. Signs in the
station direct you to Northeastern University. The Egan Research
Center is the first building on the right. Nightingale access to Lake
Hall is an old red brick building on the left after a driveway just
behind the Shillman Building (a new red brick building).
NORTHEASTERN STATION on the GREEN LINE Arborway or Heath Street (E)
Branch and the NUMBER 39 BUS line is on Huntington Avenue. Both stop
in front of the Marino Gym. Cross Huntington Avenue and walk down
Forsyth Street toward Ruggles Station to find the Egan Research Center
on the left at the end. Nightingale access to Lake Hall is on the
right after Greenbriar Street.
Get off at Back Bay Station. Take the Orange Line in the "Forest
Hills" direction two stops to Ruggles.
By Subway From The Airport
Take the Silver Line 1 bus from any terminal to South Station. Take
the Red Line (Alewife Direction) one stop to Downtown Crossing. Take
the Orange Line (Forest Hills Direction) to Ruggles Station.
Free shuttle busses, numbered 22 and 33 stop at the subway station. Take
the inbound blue line (Bowdoin Direction) to Government Center
Station. Then take the Green Line
Heath Street (E) car to Northeastern Station. Note: Purchase subway
tickets from the booth at the Airport Station.
The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue, number 62
on the map below.
From the Airport or Northern Suburbs
Follow signs for Storrow Drive West. Take Fenway Exit from Storrow Drive.
Follow directions below from Storrow Drive.
From Western Suburbs via Mass Pike (I--90)
Take Exit 22, "Copley Square," and keep to right. Turn right on Dartmouth
Street. Turn right on Columbus Av, and continue to Renaissance Parking
Garage, 835 Columbus Avenue.
Alternate from Western Suburbs via Mass Pike (I--90)
Take Exit 18 "Allston, Cambridge," and follow signs to Boston. This will
put you on Storrow Drive along the Charles River. Take Fenway Exit and follow
instructions below from Storrow Drive.
from Southern Suburbs via I--93
Take Exit 18, "Mass Ave., Roxbury," and stay straight to continue on
Melnea Cass Blvd. Follow this road until it ends.
Turn left on Columbus Avenue and follow signs to Renaissance Parking
Garage, 835 Columbus Avenue.
Storrow Drive---Fenway Exit to NU Parking
Keep left past "Boylston Street Outbound" and then keep right past "Boylston
Street Inbound." At the Fens Gate (A stone structure with pillars on
either side of the road), keep straight onto Westland Avenue. Take
a gentle right on Massachusetts Avenue. After crossing the Orange Line, turn
right on Columbus Avenue and follow signs to Renaissance Parking Garage, 835
Finding The Buildings:
From the parking garage, walk through Ruggles Station to the end of
Forsyth Street. Egan is on your right. Nightingale access to
Lake Hall is an old red brick building on the left after the Shillman
Buiding (A newer red brick building). There is a sign over the door
with the name "Nightingale Hall."
Bring your bike up in the elevator and park it in a corner of the lab.
Directions on Campus
Locating the OSL Lab
The Optical Science Laboratory
(OSL) is located in 334 Egan Research Center (60 on the map below).
Locating Chuck's Office
located in 216 Lake Hall (34 on the map below). You can enter Nightingale
(31 on the map below) from Forsyth Street. Walk straight ahead to the
elevator or turn left before the elevator for the stairs. At the
second floor turn right 180 degrees from the elevator, and walk away
from Forsyth Street, along the blue-carpeted hall with the windows on
your left, jog to the right and then left into Lake Hall. 216 is the
first office on the left.
Locating the ECE Department Office
The Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department office is in
Room 409 Dana Research Center (57 on the map below).
Map and Photo
The map below
shows the campus area. The subway
stations are shown by the MBTA subway sign,
which is a letter "T" in a circle.
Click here for an overhead photograph of
lab, most of the office buildings, and some landmarks labeled.