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Apply early to secure your spot in your preferred accommodations! All students must arrange housing prior to arrival. Once you are in Boston, housing options become extremely limited.

On-campus Housing

This is the recommended option for first-year, undergraduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP students. UMass Boston’s 260,000-square-foot on-campus residence hall provides beds for first-year domestic and international students. The state-of-the-art building includes fully furnished double and triple rooms, laundry facilities, a community kitchen, study areas and a dining hall.

You will live right on the UMass Boston campus with easy access to faculty and staff. You can be readily involved in academic and extracurricular activities and build life-long friendships with your fellow students. Plus, the residence hall’s close proximity to the JFK/UMass subway stop means you can easily explore the rest of Boston.

Housing is not guaranteed for all first year students and there are a limited number of rooms available. Housing is from September-May. In order for your application to be reviewed a deposit of US$300 needs to be paid. For more information and to apply, please email

Homestay: Global Immersions

Homestays provide international students comfortable housing with an American family at an affordable price. Locations are always in safe urban and suburban neighbourhoods in and around Boston.

  • Flexibility: students can stay as long or as little as they want, with a minimum of one week stay.
  • Affordability: the fee provides a private room with a private bathroom (where available), furniture, laundry, internet and a meal plan.
  • Cultural immersion: students will be able to practice their English and gain cultural understanding living with an American family.
  • Easy and quick to arrange: students can submit a homestay application at least two weeks or up to two weeks before arriving in Boston.
  • Extra time to find a permanent place to stay: once students make friends in the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP, they can move in with their friends into an apartment of their choice.

The UMass Boston Navitas GSSP preferred homestay provider is Global Immersions. Visit for more information and to fill out an online application.

Peninsula Apartments

Live by the sea at The Peninsula, Boston’s newest waterfront high-rise apartment complex. Conveniently located directly opposite from campus, it’s a short walk to class and to the subway and only minutes to downtown Boston. There is no furniture in Peninsula apartments.  Apply online at

Studio, one, two or three bedroom apartments available.  Rooms range from $1,400-$2,300 per month per student, based on availability.

Harbor Point Apartments

Harbor Point on the Bay offers spacious and luxurious apartments along the coast of Boston Harbor. Across the street from UMass Boston, Harbor Point is the most affordable option close to campus.

Should you choose to live here, the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP staff is happy to assist you with finding a roommate.  There is no furniture in Harbor Point apartments.

For more information or to apply, please contact

One- and two-bedroom apartments available.  Price range depends on how many students live in each apartment.

Temporary Accommodations

Students who arrive before their official move-in date will need to arrange temporary accommodations. If you choose to wait until the last minute to book your accommodations, you may be left with limited options. These options may also limit you in terms of move-in date. There are several temporary options for students who require them.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Bayside
  • Holiday Inn Express Boston
  • Courtyard Boston-South Boston

Be sure to apply early to secure your spot in your preferred accommodation! If you need any assistance, we are here to help. Please email and one of our staff members will be able to assist you.

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