Medical Student Residence (MSR) Application Process

Completed in June of 2012, the $33 million Medical Student Residence (MSR) at 815 Albany Street is a state-of-the-art, nine-story graduate student residence on the Boston University Medical Campus built primarily to serve the needs of first year medical students. The property contains 104, two-bedroom suites for 208 medical students, each with a full bath and kitchenette. Design reflects the unique living needs of medical students: all units include utilities, furnishings, stove and refrigerator, IPTV, and WiFi.

The monthly rent is $1,300. This will be charged to your student account on the first of every month. The Graduate Residence License Agreement term is 11.5 months, with the exception of students that are continuing to reside for another year. If you are continuing to reside for another year, the term will be 12 months. The Graduate Residence License Agreement starts Monday, August 1, 2022, and ends Saturday, July 15, 2023.

Returning MSR Residents

Medical students currently residing in MSR who intend to stay in their same unit for the next year must complete the Medical Student Residence Application starting Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in the Graduate Housing Portal. In the Medical Student Residence Application, you will:

  • Tuesday, March 1, to Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – select your intent to remain in the same unit;
  • Tuesday, March 15, to Thursday, March 31, 2022 – be informed if your application has been accepted. You will then be able to:
    • Submit a $550 nonrefundable Housing Guarantee Payment using a credit card or a US bank account;
    • Select your same room;
    • Electronically sign the Graduate Residence License Agreement.
  • If you change your mind and wish to cancel your application, you will have until Tuesday, May 31, 2022, to do so.

Newly Enrolled Medical Students

If you have recently been accepted or are eligible for promotion into the medical school, you can apply by completing the Medical Student Residence Application starting Tuesday, February 15, 2022, in the Graduate Housing Portal. In the Medical Student Residence Application, you will:

  • Tuesday, February 15, to Friday, April 1, 2022 – be able to complete an application, search for roommates among other MSR applicants, submit a nonrefundable $550 Housing Guarantee Payment using a credit card or a US bank account, and electronically sign the Graduate Residence License Agreement.
  • New medical students who make a deposit by April 1, 2022, are guaranteed a bed in the MSR.  Deposits received after April 1, will be offered a bed on a first come, first case basis.
  • BU Housing will assign new MSR students to units. You will be informed of your assignment in early May.
  • If you change your mind and wish to cancel your application, you will have until Tuesday, May 31, 2022, to do so.
  • Students who do not matriculate to BUSM, and withdraw their application by May 2, may request a refund of the Housing Guarantee Payment.  We cannot guarantee a refund, for those who withdraw after May 2.  Pathway students who do not matriculate will be granted a refund of the housing guarantee payment.