Find information about living Off-Campus and browse through our collection of resources.

Getting Started

  • Neighborhoods

    For the art student, Boston offers a stimulating environment in which to work and study. It is a leading center of educational and artistic resources. Finding a place to live in a major metropolitan area such as Boston can seem overwhelming, especially with the multitude of neighborhoods and wide differences in rental units. No matter where you look, the search for housing in Boston can be intense, with thousands of students, young professionals, and families seeking a limited number of rentals. Don't wait for people to call you, or hope they will call you back. Be aggressive, without being rude.

  • Off-Campus Housing 101
  • Boston Zoning (No more than 4!)

    Five or more students sharing an apartment, single family house or any other dwelling unit, is a violation of the zoning code.

  • Apartment Hunting 101
  • Guide to Renting in Boston
  • RentSmart

    Does the property I'm looking at have issues? RentSmart compiles data from ISD and 311 to give renters access to property violations, maintenance requests that provide prospective renters and homeowners with data about Boston’s properties. RentSmart Boston compiles data from BOS:311 and the City’s Inspectional Services Division to give prospective tenants a more complete picture of the apartments they are considering renting. The tool prompts users for an address and generates a report to assist prospective tenants in understanding any previous issues with the property, including:

    • Housing violations
    • Building violations
    • Enforcement violations
    • Housing complaints
    • Sanitation requests and/or
    • Civic maintenance requests

Tenant Rights

Accessible Housing


  • Google Map of Area

    MassArt is across from the Longwood T on Huntington Avenue (9)

  • MassArt Public Transportation

    MassArt is accessible by T and by Bus. Additionally, if you are coming from a further distance, the commuter rail arrives only blocks away!