The Office of Residential Life will notify all exchange students of their housing assignment approximately two to three weeks before the beginning of the semester. Please note: Residential Life will do its best to accommodate individual housing preferences, but specific requests for roommates, a particular building or type of accommodation are not guaranteed.
Undergraduate exchange students are provided with on-campus housing during both the fall and spring semesters. Undergraduate housing varies from residence hall to residence hall, and includes single, double, triple and quad occupancy rooms, as well as residence halls that feature suite-style living. More information regarding on-campus housing options can be found on the Office of Residential Life’s website.
Graduate (MBA) exchange students are not guaranteed housing, however the Office of Residence Life does its best to place graduate exchange students in Babson’s graduate housing when space is available. All graduate students interested in living on campus are encouraged to submit a Graduate Student Housing Application. When available, Graduate Housing is typically in the form of studio or one-bedroom apartments. More information on Graduate Housing can be found here. Please note that the College does not investigate or endorse any off-campus housing, and living off-campus may require the need to secure independent transportation to/from campus as public transportation options are not readily available. Past exchange students have expressed that traveling to and from campus was difficult without access to an automobile.
Furnishing your room
Rooms are furnished with a bed and mattress, a desk and chair, a dresser, and a closet. Students are responsible for providing their own sheets, blankets, pillows and towels.
If would like to purchase your sheets, blankets, towels and pillows online and have them delivered directly to Babson, you can utilize the Residence Hall Linens Program recommended by the Office of Campus Life. Information on ordering can be found at: http://www.rhl.org/bab9*
Please note that the mattresses provided are “twin extra long” mattresses. As these mattresses are approximately 6-8 inches longer than a standard twin mattress, you will need to make sure that you purchase “extra-long” sheets.
*Please note that linens ordered from this service may only be shipped to a US address. If you wish to order linens, you may ship them to Babson and pick them up upon arrival. In the Shipping Information section, enter the following information:
First Name: Your First (Given) Name
Last Name: Your Last (Family) Name
Street: Babson College
231 Forest Street
City: Babson Park
Phone: (781) 239-4565
Babson College Dining Services offers a variety of meal plan options, satisfying varied dietary requirements, personal tastes and individual schedules. All undergraduate students who will be living on campus must enroll in a meal plan. Graduate students living both on and off campus may purchase any of these plans on a voluntary basis. More information on plan options is available at www.babsondining.com.
If you are arriving before the designated move-in day on campus, then you will be responsible for finding and securing your own accommodation. Please visit http://www.babson.edu/visiting-babson/Pages/accommodations.aspx for local hotel information.