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The current cost of on-campus housing for graduate students is located on Student Financial Services' Costs & Fees page. Housing includes a meal plan. There are a limited number of rooms available on campus for grad students, who live together in North Hall (the only co-ed residence dorm on campus), and the fifth floor only of South Hall. All graduate students are given single rooms.
Residence Life offers Commuter Housing (scroll down) for students who need to stay overnight one or two nights a week, or in the case of a blizzard or other emergency.
At this time, there is no on-campus housing offered at GSLIS West.
Craigslist: Boston and Boston Apartments will get you started if you need to find off-campus housing in the Boston area. Neighborhoods surrounding Simmons include Jamaica Plain, Symphony and the Fens; slightly farther away (but easily accessible by public transportation or on foot) are Allston, Brighton and Brookline. Cambridge, Somerville and Quincy are additional options that are farther from campus but still accessible by public transportation.
The Finding a Place to Live section of the Career Resource Library's Resources for Surviving the Real World guide contains a wealth of useful information and links regarding moving to Boston specifically, as well as information on budgeting and renter's insurance.
The Career Resource Library has a series of Career Guides posted on their website. The Relocation and Telecommuting guide offers resources on relocation.
Visit the Off-Campus Life page to learn more about Boston and surrounding neighborhoods.
Near Mount Holyoke
The MBTA - usually referred to as the T - is the city's public transportation, which also serves many of the surrounding communities. Through Simmons, students can purchase a discounted T pass for Fall and Spring Semesters. For details, see the Student Life Commuter Page. Fall semester passes (September-December) must be ordered in August, and Spring semester passes (February-May) must be ordered in January. For schedules, routes, fare information and pass sales points, visit the MBTA website.
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