Off-Campus Housing and Student Life
office of residential life
Serving the student body, the University, and the Community
The Office of Residential Life manages the University’s off-campus housing program that serves the needs of students, faculty, staff, and alumni interested in finding housing off campus. The goal of our office is to help students make a successful transition and integration from campus to the local community. The office works to accomplish this by developing programing and outreach initiatives designed to advise students on issues related to rental policies, roommate and landlord concerns, rights and civic responsibilities as neighborhood residents, as well as how to develop positive relationships in the community and prevent problematic behavior. The office works closely with neighbors, landlords, city officials, and various University administrative offices to best serve the needs of our students and local communities.
Notice: Due to renovations, 2000 Commonwealth Apartments will close in the fall of 2015 and reopen in the fall of 2016 as a Boston College residence hall.
Our office can assist you in finding roommates to live with or any other type of housing you might be interested in. If you are searching for a roommate, or would like to be a roommate in an established apartment, please use the off-campus "Roommate Finder" which can be found on our website. Also, our general off-campus housing listings of apartments and other living situations can be viewed and downloaded directly from out site!
Download the guide for new renters. Contains helpful tips for new students living off campus.
Undergrad & Grad Students: Browse the listings, or submit a listing here.
There has been a recent spike in activities from individuals looking to scam students and parents. Please follow these simple common-sense rules to avoid being a victim:
- Deal locally with people you can meet in person.
- Fake cashier checks and money orders are common. Banks will cash them and then hold you responsible when the fraud is discovered weeks later.
- Never give out financial information.
Please click here for more information on internet fraud.
Note Regarding Boston Maximum Occupancy Law
Boston city law limits the number of undergraduate students that can live together in an apartment located within the city of Boston to a maximum of four. This law only applies to full-time undergraduate students. This law does not apply to apartments located in Brookline, Newton, or other surrounding communities. For further details, please reference the law here.
Website Under Construction
Please note that the Office of Residential Life is currently in the process of updating our website.