For MPH in Epidemiology admitted students:
Recommended Student Housing Option for June 2015:
We have made arrangements for students enrolled in the Harvard MPH in Epidemiology to stay in a new dormitory, just a five-minute walk to campus. We encourage students to live in the dormitory and take advantage of the living and learning environment that comes with living with fellow classmates in the cohort. The dormitory space is provided by our educational neighbor, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MASSART). This housing option is $810.00 for the full three-week, June 2015, on campus portion of the program. Students are also welcome to find their own housing options. Please visit the housing website for more information.
For all other degree programs:
Shattuck International House, a residence owned and managed by Harvard Chan School, is home to both domestic and international students and is within walking distance to the School. Shattuck House has a total of 70 one and two bedroom apartments housing about 87 residents.
Harvard University Housing is available in a variety of prices and locations, mostly in Cambridge. Rents are set at market rates. Please note that the Cambridge/Boston real estate market is one of the most expensive in the United States. You can lower your housing costs by sharing with a Harvard-affiliated roommate.
The closest Harvard University Housing building to Harvard Chan School is Harvard at Trilogy, 170 Brookline Avenue, Boston.
3. Off-Campus Housing
The majority of Harvard Chan School students live in non-Harvard off-campus housing and the range of rents and types of accommodations vary enormously from a single bedroom in a house to a shared apartment or a shared house. Rents are approximately $1300 and up per month for a one bedroom apartment and $2100 and up per month for a three-bedroom apartment, without utilities. An average price for heat and electricity is $150 per month. Because of the large student population, housing is extremely competitive in Boston and students should start their search as early as possible. Please note that most leases in Boston will start on June 1 or September 1, in keeping with the academic calendar. In general it is difficult to secure housing from a distance and many students find they need to be in Boston in order to conduct a proper search.