roommate resources

Finding an apartment alone can be difficult... Log in to My College Roomie using your Brandeis email to find your perfect roommate(s)

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

HELPFUL GUIDES

Brandeis Off Campus Living Guide
Everything you need to know about Off-Campus living @ Brandeis

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

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

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

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. 

CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER!Graduate Housing Facebook Page

The Office of Graduate Student Affairs monitors a Listserv and FACEBOOK GROUP that we use to coordinate housing opportunities for incoming students.  Both new and returning students, as well as landowners and real estate agencies, subscribe to these lists and use it as a preliminary step in finding housing in Waltham, Somerville, Cambridge and Boston.

If you currently have a room or apartment that will be available for the next academic year, or if you are looking for housing for next year, we would like you to subscribe to the listserv and our FACEBOOK GROUP to share your information.

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

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

FULL DORM
Log In with your Brandeis email to view available rooms, furniture, etc… & even lets you list your needs for housing!

GO TROTTER
This interactive site allows you to enter your specific parameters and you will have a real estate agent personally help you find your perfect fit! Great site, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area!

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

ZUMPER
APARTMENT LIST
APARTMENT GUIDE
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!

ADAMS STREET APARTMENTS
Temporary apartments 1 mile from campus

BOSTON HOSTELS
Inexpensive "hotel-like" accomodations 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!

HOUSE HUNTING DAYS 2015
We will be hosting the House Hunting Days program to assist new graduate students in finding housing and housemates over the course of three days, with two sessions to choose from.

Session 1) Wednesday, July 29th - Saturday, August 1st 
Session 2) Tuesday, August 4th - Friday, August 7th

APPLY HERE: HOUSE HUNTING DAYS APPLICATION
Application Due Friday, July 10th, 2015

CONTACT US

Steven Weglinski, Sr. Department Coordinator of the Graduate Student Center, is the contact person for Graduate Student Off-Campus Housing.  Please feel free to contact him to ask him any questions or to serve as a general resource for your off-campus housing search. 

EMAIL: weglinski@brandeis.edu
PHONE: 781-736-3546