Once you have explored Boston-area neighborhoods, begin your housing search and plan to finalize your accommodations by mid-June, if possible, especially if you want a new lease rather than a room within a shared apartment with an existing lease.
- Explore options with our Office of Housing Resources
- Connect with other incoming BUSPH students on Facebook.
- Search off-campus listings exclusive to the BU community
- Rent a BU graduate student apartment through the Office of Rental Property Management
- Search craigslist, which is very active for apartment-hunting and roommate searches in the Boston area.
If you plan to visit Boston before the start of the semester, plan to tour apartments and housing options while you’re here. It’s a good idea to make these arrangements shortly before your visit.
Where do most students live?
Our students live in many different neighborhoods, each with their own unique character, with popular areas including: Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Allston/Brighton, Fenway/Kenmore, Cambridge, South End, and Somerville. One of the most important factors to consider is the ease of your commute to campus; for this reason, most students choose to live close to major subway and bus routes.