Boston university graduate housing
Boston university apartment tour (stuvi1) // jake brewer
If you are staying off campus during the academic year and have not made prior plans for accommodation, or if you have a housing assignment from the Office of Housing and arrive before the residence halls open, you may need to stay in a hotel or hostel for a few nights. You’ll have to make your own plans in order to do that.
Please keep in mind that Boston’s housing market is very limited. Finding an apartment in Boston can be difficult, particularly during the late summer or early fall semesters, when thousands of students return to the city for the start of classes and rent is high. ISSO is unable to assist foreign students and academics with living arrangements. However, we can make some recommendations to help you narrow down your options. It’s a smart idea to start looking for apartments as soon as possible.
Carry enough money with you to pay for (1) temporary accommodation before you can move into your permanent housing, (2) the first month’s rent, (3) the last month’s rent, (4) a security deposit, and (5) a potential realtor’s fee if you are looking for an off-campus room or apartment. If you rent an apartment for $1,000 a month, for example, you’ll need to carry in $4,000 for one-time leasing costs. Of course, this amount excludes the cost of temporary housing, tuition, fees, and other expenses.
Graduate student off-campus housing information session
This simple survival guide was co-authored by graduate students from two organizations (GSO and SAGE) to assist you in making a smooth transition to graduate studies at Boston University. It includes basic information gathered for graduate students by graduate students on topics such as lodging, transportation, personal financial services, financial assistance, and health care.
Throughout the academic year, both SAGE and GSO host a variety of social events aimed at bringing graduate students together. These events are an ideal way to meet new people in Boston. For these gatherings, keep an eye out for fliers and email invitations.
The Office of Residence Life provides Resident Assistant positions, which include a free room (and occasionally board) in exchange for 20 hours per week of dormitory counseling duties. A work description and application will be provided by the Office of Residence Life. It’s worth remembering that certain fellowship agreements prohibit outside jobs (contact your department office to see if your fellowship is restrictive).
Graduate & law student housing fair – student panel
A: The South End, like the rest of Boston, is generally a safe place to live. However, Boston is a city, and residents must be aware of their surroundings and take the necessary precautions while living in a city. Visit the Boston Police website to read police reports about the district/neighborhood before choosing where to move in the South End or any other neighborhood.
A: Housing Services is just what it says on the tin: we have resources to assist you in seeking housing in the Boston area. We’ll help you with any housing-related issues or concerns you have, such as how to deal with a difficult landlord, a contract dispute, or how to find a new roommate.
A: Rental agents are a good option if you are short on time or are unfamiliar with the area, and you value the fact that an agent will drive you around to see apartments. If you’re having trouble locating what you’re searching for, agents have access to private listings that aren’t advertised and might be able to help you locate it. You just have to pay an agent a fee if you sign a contract for an apartment that they suggested. There is no responsibility if you are disappointed with their service. Find another agent instead of wasting the time.
Boston university welcomes the world’s grad students
Students are promised accommodation for the remainder of their undergraduate career if they have lived on campus continuously. Students who want to live off campus but then decide they want to return must apply for on-campus housing. There is no guarantee that students will be able to return to on-campus housing after they have left it.
Since students are close to their classes, friends, clubs, campus events, and various dining choices, living on campus provides excellent, accessible, and convenient accommodation. On-campus living provides a diverse community with security checkpoints and swipe card access available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can make the most of their time by using one of our many residential research rooms, knowing that they will have the support of our devoted facility staff and will have access to all facilities (furniture, cable TV, and secure wireless connections).
Students returning for the spring semester will fill out a Spring Only Housing Application and will be placed in a room based on space availability (vacancies created by students who go on study abroad or internship programs, graduate, or withdraw or take leaves of absence from the University) and the details given in their applications. Over the winter break, residence assignments are made and will be available on the Student Link in January, just before the spring semester begins.