The Office of Student Life (OSL) is a resource for the entire Boston Architectural College community—all current or future students, staff, and faculty. Since most students at the BAC live off-campus, our programs and services are designed to help you no matter where you live.
The OSL is here to help with all aspects of off-campus living, including getting involved with campus life, finding roommates, signing a lease, and learning how to navigate the city!
Our off-campus housing website is your one-stop shop to apartment living in and around the city of Boston. This site has it all, from current apartment listings to finding housing from abroad to information on knowing your rights as a tenant. The Office of Student Life offers programs and services that advocate for student needs, educate students on off-campus living, and increase student involvement within the college and Boston, providing a variety of resources free of charge. We also offer advice and counseling on the housing process to students and parents. We can discuss anything from roommate issues, to general lease questions, to what you can expect to pay. We also have contact information for assistance with more serious issues.
Residence Hall Option
Some students are looking for a traditional college residential experience. This year, we are partnering with Pine Manor College (PMC) to make an ideal living situation for first-time undergraduates, international students, and others who seek an alternative to commuting long distances by car. Pine Manor College is in nearby Brookline, MA in Chestnut Hill, a quiet, safe, and elegant part of town. The BAC is a 30-minute ride on the MBTA D green line train to the Hynes stop, right on our block. In addition, students may have cars on Pine Manor's campus. Each residence hall is shared with approximately 30 other students. Double and single rooms, both with shared bathrooms, are available.
Accommodations are roomy enough for working on your
assignments for design studios.
Included in the residence hall cost are meals at our Dining Hall. The Dining Hall, which is operated by ARAMARK, provides 14 meals per week, including brunch and dinner on weekends. These include hot and cold entrees and many cook-to-order options. Dining halls are shared with students from PMC students and other small local colleges.
Pine Manor's Campus Safety department works to protect students' welfare on campus. Three security officers, including a supervisor, are always on duty. In addition, Pine Manor College's front gate is manned 24 hours a day while at least one officer walks the campus.
- Regular shuttle van between campus and
Chestnut Hill T stop
- Access to PMC's library and campus spaces*
- Athletic fields (softball, soccer)*
- Tennis courts*
- Free use of laundry machines
- Fitness center including nautilus and free weight equipment as well as a full line of Precor treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines
- Parking included
*accessible when space is not otherwise programmed
Cost per Semester
Room and board per semester during the
2016–2017 school year:
Single Room (limited availability): $7,750
Double Room: $6,640
As early as January 3, 2017—in time for Orientation and CityLab!
You can apply for housing by filling out the online BAC Housing Application + Questionnaire (a PDF version is also available here). Please note that students who may need a medical accommodation to their housing arrangement should also complete the Housing Accommodation Form.
A non-refundable housing deposit of $500 must be submitted in order to secure a room. This form, along with a non-refundable housing deposit of $500 must be submitted in order to secure a room. Please keep in mind that housing is not guaranteed until a deposit is received. The BAC will be in contact with you following the submission of the BAC Housing Application.
For more information, please contact Jeff Morris, the BAC coordinator of Student Life, at 617.585.0272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.