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Other Housing Options

Harvard University Housing can connect students with apartments near campus that participate in the Graduate Commons Program. Students may also consider the off-campus housing market.

Harvard-Owned Apartments

Harvard University Housing (HUH) offers a wide variety of properties, with heat, hot water, electricity, and gas included in the rent. At some locations, air conditioning and/or Internet service are also included. No security deposit, application fee, or finder’s fee are required, and rents are conveniently paid via student term bill. The Graduate Commons Program operates in all HUH properties, which provides a vibrant social and learning community. Apply by May 1 for the best apartment selection.

Other Harvard properties include:

Off-Campus Housing

Many students live off campus in the Cambridge and Boston area. Students may access, a private market rental site that includes a roommate search option, HUH sublet listings for eligible Harvard affiliates, and other resources.

Before signing a lease, consider rent amount and fees, apartment condition, utilities (including heat), furnishings and appliances, landlords/management companies, and pets. 

We encourage you to understand your rights when exploring the off-campus market. For more information, visit:

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