Why should I live in the GSAS Residence Halls instead of living off-campus?
One of the most important reasons is that it allows first-year students and continuing students the opportunity to interact with other graduate students from a variety of disciplines and schools. Living in the residence halls allows for a smooth transition into Harvard and the Graduate School community. Access to Resident Advisors gives first-year residents the opportunity to speak candidly with experienced graduate students about graduate school. Another consideration is proximity to the campus, including libraries, laboratories, and classrooms. Also, the cost of living in the residence halls is relatively inexpensive compared to the high cost of apartment living in the Cambridge/Boston area.