Why live in Boston?
Art, culture, and entertainment abound in this historic city. A multitude of activities and events around the area make Boston an amazing place to live and study:
Boston's diverse neighborhoods offer a wide array of housing options. The Office of Off-Campus Housing at Boston College maintains lists of available area rentals, people looking for roommates, and alternatives to getting an apartment (i.e., childcare or elder care in exchange for room and board). The Office of Off-Campus Housing also hosts an Off-Campus Housing Fair for graduate and law students each June.
Living in Community
Students interested in community living have a number of options.
The Newman House
Newman House Student Community is an informal community of graduate students rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Newman House serves as a space of friendship, academic and spiritual encouragement, and mutual learning.
The Assumptionist Center
The mission of the Assumptionist Center is to pride housing and hospitality for lay men studying graduate theology. Students can engage in the community as much or as little as they want. Mass, morning prayer, and evening prayer happen daily, and numerous other events occur throughout the semester. Contact Fr. Donald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1863 Commonwealth Avenue
Historically known as the Grad House, this twelve bedroom house - a ten minute walk from the STM - is a place where lay men and women can live together in an informal community. If you are looking for fellowship without the intentionality of formal communal living, than this is the place for you. Contact the Admissions Office for more details.