Living Here

Graduate Student Housing

Brandeis University does not have graduate student housing available on campus.  However, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) has a number of valuable resources for newly admitted students who are looking for places to live.

Where to Live

Students who attend the Brandeis Genetic Counseling Program have many choices about where to live.  Some choose to live close to campus in Waltham, #13 on Money Magazine’s 2017 List of Best Places to Live while others live in areas like Watertown, Somerville, Brighton or Allston. The GSAS Off Campus Housing Guide provides data on where graduate students typically live as well as information on some of the more popular locations.

Getting Around

Car: The Brandeis University campus is located near the intersection of the Massachusetts Turnpike and Rte. 128, making it easy to access by car.  Brandeis also participates in Zipcar service with 3 cars available on campus for use by students.

Public transportation:  The campus and city of Waltham are linked to downtown Boston and some of its surrounding areas via the MBTA Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line and Multiple MBTA Bus Lines.

Brandeis Shuttles and Vans: The University offers shuttle/van service on campus as well as through the center of Waltham and to Cambridge/Downtown Boston.

Things to Do

There are many amazing and fun opportunities in Boston and the surrounding areas.  The city is home to major sports teams, world class museums, live music shows that touch all genres and is rich in history with many sites to visit.  Brandeis offers student discounts for a number activities, or you can check with locations to see if students are eligible for reduced rates.