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Student Housing

The one-stop shop for off-campus and residence hall resources

Please note: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are awaiting confirmation from the authorities that the residence hall will be open in Fall 2020. Reach out to with any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

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.

Off-Campus Housing

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

Pine Manor residence hallLooking for a traditional college residential experience? We are partnering with Pine Manor College 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 thirty minute ride on the MBTA Green Line to the Hynes stop, right on our block. In addition, students may have cars on Pine Manor's campus. The residence hall is shared with approximately 30 other students. Double and single rooms, both with shared bathroom, are available. Accommodations are roomy enough for working on your assignments for design studios.

Pine Manor dining hallMeal Program

Included in the residence hall cost are meals at our Dining Hall. The Dining Hall, which is operated by Aladdin Food Service, provides two meal plan options. Students can select either 19 meals per week, including brunch and dinner on weekends, or opt for 10 meals per week with a credit towards their on-campus cafe. The meal choices may include Deli sandwiches, Salad Bar, Asian Noodle Bar, Slow Cookery, Comfort Zone main entrée, Pizza Station, and Grill. 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.

Pine Manor common spaceOther Amenities

  • Regular shuttle van between campus and
    Chestnut Hill T stop
  • Access to PMC's library and campus spaces*
  • Athletic fields (softball, soccer)*
  • Tennis courts*
  • Gymnasium*
  • 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 is available with a $60 registration**

Pine Manor residence hall room*accessible when space is not otherwise programmed

**Car must be registered with PMC security

Cost per Semester

Room and board per semester during the
2019–2020 school year:
Single Room (limited availability): $8,535
Double Room: $7,375

Move In

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, just in time for New Student Orientation and City Lab!


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.

Housing Deposit

A non-refundable housing deposit of $500 must be submitted in order to secure a room. The BAC Housing Application form, along with a non-refundable housing deposit of $500 must be submitted in order to secure a room. The balance of the room and board charge will then appear on the student bill. 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 form.

For more information, please contact The Office of Student Life by emailing or by calling (617) 585-0269.