Student Activities

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

ROOMATE 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

Boston International Student Personal Assistant
Personal service to assist with housing process. 
Perfect for International students unable to view housing prior to arriving.

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

CORT Furniture Rental
Full service furniture rental company

CONTACT US

Steven Weglinski
Off-Campus Housing Coordinator
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   My College Roomie

  1. Read our official OFF CAMPUS HOUSING GUIDE to learn about living Off-Campus.
  2. Utilize MY COLLEGE ROOMIE to find a compatible roommate and find housing together (enrolled students will receive welcome email with log in credentials).
  3. Sign up for our HOUSING FACEBOOK GROUP to view and post housing opportunities.
  4. 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

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

ABODO
This site allows you to enter your specific parameters and you will have a real estate agent personally help you find your perfect fit! 

JUMP OFF CAMPUS
Our official off-campus housing partner site, includes a layout of our campus shuttle within the housing map search!

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

TEMPORARY HOUSING RESOURCES

AIRBNB
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!

TRIP ADVISOR
Rent unique places to stay from local hosts. Often cheaper than hotel options!

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

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

GLOBAL IMMERSIONS
Provides home-based housing services for all lengths of stay

CRESCENT SUITES HOTEL
Campus shuttle stops at this hotel!