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First-Time College Students

Living on campus is the best way to experience everything that MassArt has to offer. Be sure to submit your complete housing application and all deposits by May 1st, and we’ll be sure to guarantee you a space in on-campus housing. So long as you stay in housing for your entire first year and complete the reapplication process on time, we’ll guarantee housing for a second year too.

  • All applications and deposits are viewable in the Admissions application portal
  • Starting in mid-April, we’ll be notifying incoming students that we’re holding an on-campus space for them.
  • In mid-June, we’ll send out specific room assignments and license agreement forms.
  • In order to be considered for on-campus housing, students must be full-time enrolled.

On-campus housing is highly sought after by students coming to MassArt. While we’ll do our best to house all transfer students who want to be in on-campus housing, we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to get you in. Be sure to submit all applications and deposits by our May 1st priority deadline so you get full consideration.

  • In late-May, we’ll notify transfer students if we’ve been able to secure a place in on-campus housing for them or if we’ll need to place them on a waitlist.
  • In mid-June, we’ll send out specific room assignments and license agreement forms for those who we’ve been able to place in on-campus housing. Waitlisted students will be contacted only when space becomes available.
  • For Spring admits, we’ll notify you of assignments on an ongoing basis as space becomes available.
  • In order to be considered for on-campus housing, students must be full-time enrolled.

Knowing your roommate before you move-in can be a real comfort to some. For those that know who they want to live with, we make it easy for you to select your roommate. Once you (and your roommate) have submitted your application and deposits, you can pick each other in our housing portal. Be sure to complete it before May 15th, or we’ll make a roommate match for you!


Student Accessibility Services works closely with the Office of Housing and Residence Life to provide housing accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. As in the classroom, reasonable accommodations within housing (including, but not limited to, accessible rooms, specific buildings or floors, single rooms, access to kitchens, service and emotional support animals) depend upon the nature and degree of severity of the documented disability. While the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that priority be given to the specific methods requested by the student, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable modifications are available. Please be advised that single rooms as an accommodation are reserved for individuals who document substantial needs and for whom living with a roommate is not a viable option.


Students requesting housing accommodations should note the request on the Housing Application Form and comply with all housing deadlines. Students must also provide appropriate documentation from a medical or mental health provider to Student Accessibility Services by May 1 for students entering in the fall and December 1 for students entering in the spring semester. The provided documentation must establish the need for an accommodation and relates the current impact of the condition to the requested accommodation. Guidelines for documentation listed above.

Staff from Housing and Residence Life and Student Accessibility Services will review requests and meet with students to discuss the needs and options for accommodation; however, all requests, even with appropriate documentation, are not guaranteed. Students will be informed of the decision within 2 weeks of the meeting. Students requesting Services or Emotional Support Animals must follow the policies and procedures outlined in these guidelines.

All students residing on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. Students with allergies and dietary restrictions are encouraged to work with Student Accessibility Services and Sodexo to ensure that Sodexo’s staff are aware of the student’s needs and will prepare food accordingly. Students are encouraged to review our meal service provider’s dietary needs guide to learn more about accessing meals in the dining halls.

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Off Campus Housing

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621 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 879-7000