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For Entering Students

Housing, Transportation and Local Services

Because Boston is host to a large number of higher education institutions, access to student housing can be competitive. For this reason we recommend that you begin your housing search early. Apartment units in communities that surround Boston are more affordably priced than those found within the downtown. Many of our students choose locations in Allston, Brighton, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park and West Roxbury. If you prefer a more suburban location, consider locations in Brookline, Dedham, Newton, Cambridge and Somerville.

Please visit our "Housing Resources" web page for a comprehensive list of on line housing resources and referrals. You can also access the housing message board located on the MSPP MyCampus intranet site to seek housing with a fellow student or to offer a housing opportunity.

If you are new to the Boston area, please visit our "Around Boston" web page for useful information about area attractions and cultural opportunities.

Be sure to check with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation website to inform yourself with all you need to know about your vehicle’s registration, MA plates, Driver’s license, etc.

For information about the MBTA's public transportation schedules and fares, please visit

Updated 12/13/12

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