Student Activities

Take a break from your housing search and get connected to Graduate Student Activities

ROOMMATE RESOURCES

We recommend using a Roommate Agreement upon the start of your lease to set living expectations

HELPFUL GUIDES

MyFirstApartment.com
Relevant blogs and articles all about living Off-Campus

Safety & Security Guide
ADT's renter's guide to safety & security

Rental Insurance
Guide to help you understand the importance of Rental Insurance

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WatchCDC Housing Clinic
Community Advocates that can help you with tenant/landlord/lease questions

TransUnion SmartMove
This creates comprehensive credit reports for housing applications. No impact to credit scores & keeps all private information hidden from the landlord.
20% Discount with code BrandeisSave20

CORT Furniture Rental
Full service furniture rental company

Moving Resources
Tips to help you with relocation, moving advice/tips and storage options, to those all across the country with North American Van Lines

CONTACT US

Steven Weglinski
Assistant Director
Graduate Student Affairs
781-736-3546
weglinski@brandeis.edu

Housing for Graduate Students

We have many resources available for helping students find off-campus housing, either close-by within the Waltham area, or easily accessible by public transportation within the broader Boston Metro community. 
KEY HOUSING RESOURCES    Housing Facebook   

  1. Read our official OFF CAMPUS HOUSING GUIDE to learn about living Off-Campus.
  2. Sign up for our HOUSING FACEBOOK GROUP to view and post housing opportunities.
  3. Subscribe to our LIST SERVE to get housing postings straight to your email (details below).

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE LISTSERV:

2) Select the "subscribe" option.

We will send occasional information to you via this list that will assist you in finding suitable and affordable housing.  This list serves as a community where people can post about and find housing opportunities, as well as housemates and roommates with fellow students.

HOW TO POST TO THE LISTSERV:

1) Send an email to gradhousing@lists.brandeis.edu.  

PRO TIPS for writing great posts:

*Include a title of your listing as the subject of the email!
*Include pictures!
(Will only post about 6-7 pictures due to file size restrictions)
*Include your contact info!


HOUSING RESOURCES AND WEBSITES

UHOUZZ
Company provides concierge service to protect rent payments and view properties through video chat! Contact Spring Chen for more details on their current specials! 
*Great for Domestic & International Students that may not have a chance to visit before renting!

CRAIG'S LIST
View posts by local landowners and real estate agents

ROOMSTER
ZUMPER
APARTMENT LIST
PADMAPPER
ZILLOW
TRULIA
Traditional housing search engine sites to find great housing options!

RENT TO OWN 
An explainer guide to rent to own homes, an option for those serious about staying in the Waltham area after graduation. If you’re not, then this isn’t an option for you. If you are, then it’s worth being aware of.

TEMPORARY & SHORT TERM LEASE HOUSING 

GARDENCREST APARTMENTS
Apartments with month-month leases. (HINT: Keep costs down by rooming with other students, 2BD fits 4 people, 3 BD fits 6 people, etc...)

ADAMS STREET APARTMENTS
Apartments with 2-4 month leases 1 mile from campus. 

AIRBNB
HOMESTAY
TRIP ADVISOR
Rent unique places to stay from local hosts. Often cheaper than hotel options! If you rent through AirBNB and have any issues, please read this guide!

BOSTON HOSTELS
Inexpensive "hotel-like" accommodations in the Boston area

GLOBAL IMMERSIONS
Home-stay housing service providng a fully immersive experience

CRESCENT SUITES HOTEL
Campus shuttle stops at this hotel!

Disclaimer: The Office of Graduate Student Affairs provides information to students as a courtesy service to help with finding suitable housing for students attending Brandeis University. The information is for the use of Brandeis students and is only updated periodically. Brandeis University accepts no responsibility for the reliability of the information provided or those listing with the Department. Contact with persons listed herein will be conducted independently of the University. Brandeis University will not be involved in any negotiations between you (the leaseholder) and any landlord, property owner, student, prospective student or realtor.