Off-Campus Housing Search
Students looking to live off campus should visit Berklee's off-campus housing site to search local listings posted by property managers, members of the Berklee community, and students from other local colleges and universities. Using this site, you can:
- search off-campus housing listings,
- create and view roommate profiles,
- compare your favorite property listings,
- share property listings with friends through social media, and
- post to message boards for buying and selling furniture, books, instruments, and accessories.
Berklee's off-campus housing site features the ability to make a profile for yourself and search the profiles of other Berklee students looking for off-campus roommates. When speaking with potential roommates, make sure to ask about the following:
- Preferred neighborhood(s)
- Sleep schedule
- General expectations
On the first day of classes, off-campus students can come to the Housing Office to rent a drum locker at a rate of $50 per semester. Students renting a drum locker must sign a rental agreement and pay using cash, check, or credit card. Drum lockers are available to non-percussion principals on a limited basis and are not available for students not registered for classes on the Boston campus.
All drum lockers are located in the basement of 130 Massachusetts Avenue near the Ensemble Department office. Any equipment left in the locker after the rental period has expired will be removed, and the renter will be fined.
Off-campus students have the option of purchasing a meal plan through dining services. All meal plans are purchased directly online and can be paid for using a credit or debit card. The meal swipes are automatically added to your Berklee card. There are many different meal plan sizes to choose from, and you can always add additional meal swipes to your card later in the semester. Off-campus meal plan options are generally posted several weeks before the start of the new semester.
For more information regarding meal plans, visit berklee.campusdish.com or call 617-747-8964.
There is no parking available for students on Berklee's campus. We strongly discourage students from bringing a vehicle to campus as the only available parking is limited and metered. Parking restrictions are strictly enforced.
The public transportation system in Boston is run by the MBTA and is referred to by many as the "T". It is a network of bus and subway lines that connect all areas of the city and surrounding areas. Berklee students are eligible for a discounted MBTA pass, referred to as a Charlie Card.
- Tenants Rights and Responsibilities (City of Boston)
- Top 10 Things Students Should Know Before Renting.pdf
- Moving to Boston (City of Boston)
- Boston Neighborhoods
- Rooming and House Brochure.pdf
- InMyArea Services Finder (Internet, Cable, Utilities)
The Center for Campus Life is also an amazing resource for off-campus and commuter students throughout the year.