Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I have to be an international student to live at Shattuck?

No. Shattuck House is open to all full-time HSPH students.  Priority housing assignments at Shattuck are given to HSPH students. Applications from students attending other Harvard schools, and…
Read more…

What kind of storage is available at Shattuck?

Shatuck has very limited storage space and we ask that you please be mindful of this when you are packing to move in.  Please remember that your apartment is furnished with basic furniture. …
Read more…

Is daycare offered at Shattuck or is there daycare offered near the building?

Please note that there is no daycare offered at Shattuck International House.  For more information on family and daycare resources, please visit the Childcare at Harvard.
Read more…

Can I tour of the Shattuck International House?

Yes. Please contact HSPH Office of Student Affairs at StudentAffairs@hsph.harvard.edu to inquire about our tour schedule.
Read more… 

What utilities are included with my monthly rent?

Your monthly rent includes heat, hot water, electricity, and high-speed internet connection. Cable and telephone hook-ups are in each apartment, but these items are not included in your rent and you must…
Read more…

What exactly does “furnished” entail?

Each apartment has been equipped with a standard inventory of furniture. Bedrooms include a full size (double) mattress, box spring, bed frame, bookcase, wardrobe closet, chest of drawers, desk, desk…
Read more…

What size are the beds? Do I need to bring my own linens?

All beds are full (double) size; the dimensions are 73 x 52 inches or 185.4 x 132.1 centimeters. You will need to bring your own linens for your bed(s). If you would like to purchase linens when…
Read more…

Is there parking at the Shattuck International House?

There is no off street parking at Shattuck International House. There is plenty of on street parking. If you have Massachusetts license plates and insurance, you can obtain a free Resident Parking permit…
Read more…

Are pets allowed?

No. Pets are not allowed at Shattuck House (with the exception of guide dogs).
Read more…

Is there air-conditioning in my room?

Air-conditioners are not furnished items. If you choose to bring an air-conditioner, there is a seventy-five dollar ($75) annual electricity charge per air conditioner, which should not exceed 10,200…
Read more… 

When should I change my mailing address and have my mail sent to Shattuck House?

We recommend that you begin to forward your mail to Shattuck no earlier than the scheduled check-in date.  Please see Important Dates and Rent Rates for updated lease term information.   Mailboxes…
Read more…

How do I ship packages to my future address at Shattuck House?

We recommend that you schedule any shipment to arrive after you have moved into Shattuck House. Unfortunately, Shattuck does not have any common space to store boxes for incoming students and the building…
Read more… 

How do I pay rent at Shattuck House?

Academic Year Students: your rent will appear on your term-bill.  Please note your first rent payment will be prorated for the last days of August (determined by your check-in day)…
Read more…

When is my deposit returned to me?

Your deposit will be applied to your last full month’s rent, provided there are no outstanding charges on your account.  We ask…
Read more…