Check out the Simmons College Graduate Student Off-Campus Housing and Roommate Corner page on Facebook to meet possible roommates and discover apartment listings! The site also has resources with tips on living in Boston.

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On campus

The current cost of on-campus housing for graduate students is located on Student Financial Services' Costs & Fees page. Housing includes a meal plan. On-campus housing is not typically available for graduate students. If you would like to connect with others searching for a roommate or apartment, please feel free to utilize the Simmons Graduate Student Off-Campus Housing and Roommate Facebook page. An additional resource is the Simmons off-campus housing website.

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 SLIS West.

In Boston

CraiSLISt: 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 College to Career 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 also has a series of Career Guides posted on their website.

Visit the Off-Campus Life page to learn more about Boston and surrounding neighborhoods.

Near Mount Holyoke

CraiSLISt: Western Massachusetts lists apartments in the area around Mount Holyoke. The SLIS West community Wiki contains some additional links that may be useful.

Boston's MBTA

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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