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Resources

Find information about living Off-Campus and browse through our collection of resources.

Finding Housing

  • Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Housing

    It is important that all students plan ahead when looking for off-campus housing. Make sure you understand exactly what your needs and options are when you begin searching for housing. Follow this step-by-step guide to stay on track in your search for housing.

Housing Resource Documents

  • Vacation Checklist

    Going on vacation? Heading out of town for winter break? Review this checklist before you leave.

  • Apartment Condition Report

    Use this report to document the condition of a newly leased apartment before you move in, and on the day you move out. This will help protect you from being held responsible for damages you did not cause.

  • Boston Rental Cost Comparison

    This guide provides a comparison of rental costs in different neighborhoods by stops on the MBTA. 

  • Budget Worksheet

    Use this excel spreadsheet to plan a budget for housing and monthly living expenses. 

  • Common Housing Abbreviations

    Confused by abbreviated terms in rental advertisements? This list will help you decode common housing lingo.

  • Common Lease Terms

    Leases are legal documents that use complex language. This list explains lease "legalese" in plain English.

  • Community Guide

    Use this guide to become familiar the attractions, rental costs, transportation, and living in neighborhoods around Boston. 

  • Housing Code Checklist

    Use this checklist while looking for an apartment, and as a resource as a renter in Boston. All apartments in Boston must adhere to housing code.

  • Housing Search Timeline and Checklist

    Just getting started in your housing search? This timeline and checklist is a great guide to help you stay on track by taking you step-by-step through the housing and roommate process.

  • Moving In Checklist

    Coordinating a move in Boston can be stressful. Use this checklist to ensure a smooth move. 

  • Moving Out Checklist

    Moving out is also a process! Use this checklist to coordinate moving out stress-free.

  • Questions to Ask Landlord

    List of Questions to ask landlords and property owners

  • Roommate Agreement

    Use this document as a contract with your roommates to avoid avoidable, but common, sources of conflict and tension.

  • Sample Rental Application

    Check out this document to see what a typical rental application looks like.

  • Sample Lease

    You can prepare yourself for signing a real lease by reviewing this sample lease.​