Additional Resources for Students & Visitors

Additional Resources for Students & Visitors

There are a number of housing options within the Harvard community and in the private housing market. The websites listed below will give you an overview of pricing and vacancies in different neighborhoods.

Harvard Managed:
Shattuck International HouseOpens in a new window

Harvard University HousingOpens in a new window

Vanderbilt Hall at HMSOpens in a new window


Private Housing:

Before you begin your apartment search and/or sign any lease, please be sure to read this important information on rental scams: FTC Consumer Report: Rental Scams

Private housing resources include:
HSPH ClassifiedsOpens in a new window (only accessible by HU ID holders)

HMS Trading PostOpens in a new window
Craigslist (Boston)Opens in a new window

Short-Term Stays (while you search)

ESL TownhouseOpens in a new window

Mass College of Art Dorms (available June 1-August 15) jjuliano[at]capstoneoncampus[dot]com

Maps of the Longwood Medical Area
Google Map
Mapquest MapOpens in a new windowMaps of BostonDowntownOpens in a new window (Google Maps)
DowntownOpens in a new window (Lonely Planet)
MBTA MapsOpens in a new window (Public Transportation System in Boston) 

Rental Guides/City Resources
Tenant Rights, Laws & Protections
Rental Housing Resource CenterOpens in a new window

Boston 101 – Student Guide to Boston City ServicesOpens in a new window


Boston websites – tourism and history

Boston.comOpens in a new window
City of BostonOpens in a new window

Boston USAOpens in a new window
Freedom TrailOpens in a new window
MASSVacationOpens in a new window



MBTAOpens in a new window (Public Transportation System in Boston)

MASCOOpens in a new window (Parking and transport for Harvard community)