Housing Options

Whether you live in one of our downtown residence halls, enjoy a taste of apartment life in one of Boston’s distinctive neighborhoods, or commute to your classes from out of town, you’ll get to experience college life in a dynamic, world-class city.

University-sponsored Housing

Suffolk students gather around a table in a common room in One Court Street residence hall.

Make your enrollment and housing deposit by the May 1 deadline to be considered for University-sponsored housing. Our residence halls are in the center of the action, steps from the public transit, shopping, restaurants, theatres, and cultural attractions that make city life so exhilarating.

Room styles include:

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Suites
  • Apartments

The facade of the Smith Hall residence hall in Boston.

Please note that for students admitted for the spring semester, University-sponsored housing will be allocated on a space-available basis for freshmen and transfer students.

Incoming freshmen to the Boston campus for the fall semester are guaranteed University-sponsored housing for their first two years provided they deposit by May 1 and meet the housing deadline in their second year. Transfer students will be considered on a space-available basis. Once you have a confirmed housing space, you will receive a housing contract from the Department of Residence Life & Housing which will detail your next steps and important deadlines. Students are not required to live in University-sponsored housing and may pursue off-campus or commuting options. Some students choose to live in University-sponsored housing for their first year but move off campus for their remaining time at Suffolk. It is your choice. If you have questions, please call Residence Life & Housing Services at 617-305-2500 or email [email protected].

The facade of the One Court Street residence hall in Boston.

Commuting to Suffolk

Suffolk’s downtown location makes it easy to get here on all public transportation routes. The MBTA offers bus, subway, rail, and boat travel in and around Boston.

The subway stops that will bring you closest to campus are:

  • Blue Line: State
  • Orange Line: State
  • Green Line: Park Street
  • Red Line: Park Street

Or check out our detailed driving directions and parking information.

For even more resources for commuter students, visit our Commuter Resources webpage.

The Boston city skyline at dusk with fast-moving traffic

Student Residence Hall Tours