Life on Campus


A staff member at the Office of Student Housing shows students information on apartment options.

The Office of Student Housing (OSH) is pleased to welcome you to Boston, and our staff is looking forward to helping you find a place to call home. OSH is located in the Campus Center Suite 2300 and assists current and prospective students who are looking for local housing.

Although the university does not own any residence halls or manage any housing complexes, the Office of Student Housing is committed to assisting current and prospective students as they navigate the housing process.

OSH acts in an advisory capacity only. OSH will not make reservations, appointments, or rental commitments on behalf of students, nor does OSH participate in any negotiations with landlords. Individuals must, on their own, meet with the landlords, inspect the apartments, and make the lease arrangements. Because of varying costs and the quality of accommodations, personal visits to available rooms/apartments should be made before making final arrangements. OSH does not endorse and makes no representation whatsoever as to the quality, value, safety or service of any landlord, vendor or business who may be mentioned in the resources available on this site. OSH and the University of Massachusetts Boston expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to rental units and with regard to disputes between landlords and student tenants concerning properties or rental units. All prospective student tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating prospective rental units and landlords.

Office of Student Housing

Campus Center, 2nd Floor
Suite 2300
Telephone: 617.287.6011
Fax: 617.287.7978

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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