Grad Housing Contact

Jessica Basile
Director of Graduate Student Affairs and Post-Doctoral Scholars
(781) 736-3547

Graduate Student Off-Campus Housing Guide

We want to make your transition to graduate study as smooth as possible.  Whether you are relocating from out of town or from overseas, setting up a new home is never easy. Many important factors are involved in deciding where to live. Below, we have provided some information to help you find housing that fits your needs as a Brandeis graduate student. We hope that the information and resources provided will serve as an effective starting point in your search for affordable and convenient housing.

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  • FullDorm - classifieds, off-campus rentals, ride share. FullDorm is available to anyone with a Brandeis email address.  

  • JumpOffCampus - find and post available housing; free to all Brandeis students.

  • Graduate Student Housing, maintained by Graduate Student Affairs, contains additional information and guidance for off-campus housing, on-campus housing, roommate matching, and apartment renting tips.

  • Boston.com is the web version of the Boston Globe newspaper. Brandeis students can access information on Boston area housing, neighborhoods, local news, and sports as well.
  • Craigslist is a centralized network of online communities, featuring free online classified advertisements - with sections devoted to jobs, housing, services, community, and discussion forums.

  • MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) is Boston's guide to public transportation options - a great help in planning your commute to and from Brandeis University.

  • ZipCar is a car sharing company that rents out cars on either a per hour or per day basis. It is an alternative to traditional car rental and car ownership. Two zip cars are available for reserving on Brandeis' campus.

Note: The above list is to serve as a guide; Brandeis does not necessarily endorse these websites.