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The Office of Graduate Student Life

Boston Area Information for Graduate Students

Moving to a new city can be a daunting experience.  From finding the right neighborhood, then the perfect place to live, figuring out how to get around, and utilizing the resources around you, it can be overwhelming and confusing--even for a grad student. 

What to Expect:

The Boston area is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. We hope to provide you with a variety of resources for you to help you with the process of finding a place to live in the Boston area.


What should be my first steps in finding housing in Boston?

1) Visit the Boston College Off-Campus Housing website.

2) Attend the Graduate Student Off-Campus Housing Fair (2015 event flyer below).

3) If you are looking for accomdations to visit Boston please check out area lodging.

4) Check out the Google Map of the local neighborhoods near Boston College.

5) Visit the Office of Residential Life, Off-Campus Housing office located in Maloney Hall, Suite 413.

Off Campus Housing services include:

  • Online listings of available rental units, which are updated daily and include apartments, and rooms in private homes
  • Roommate Finder service
  • Assistance with general off-campus living issues


Office of Residential Life, Off-Campus Housing, and Graduate Student Life looks forward to assisting you with your search. Contact the Office of Residential Life, Off-Campus Housing at (617) 552-3075 or email the Off-Campus Housing at: with any questions or concerns about off-campus living.

Check out our information on housing, area neighborhoods, transportation, contact information for municipal services, health and wellness facilities and services, and much more. We hope you find this useful as you transition to your new home!