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Commuter Students

Some students choose to live off campus in Boston's historic and vibrant neighborhoods, or travel in to campus from their nearby homes. In order to best accommodate our commuter students and their needs, MCPHS offers rediscounted MBTA passes, on-campus lockers, and off-campus housing resources.

Discounted MBTA Pass

Whether you are taking the light rail known as the "T" or the commuter rail, many students take advantage of the public transportation options offered by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

MCPHS participates in the MBTA Semester Pass Program, which is offered during the fall and spring semesters only.

Please note that no cancellations or refunds can be processed once the semester deadline has passed. These are policies set forth by the MBTA and are not subject to change.

For additional questions, please contact the Center for Campus Life at 617.732.2876. For general information about Charlie Cards and MBTA fares, visit MBTA online.

Locker Registration

MCPHS offers a locker rental program for any enrolled student commuting to the Boston campus. Students have access to their locker 24 hours a day while the University is open. The lockers are available on a first come, first served basis and are located in the following buildings: Fennell, White, and Griffin. Locker rentals are only available during the academic year. The locker rental fee is $15 for a small locker and $30 a large locker. Additional service fees may apply.

  • Students may only purchase one locker.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing their own lock for their locker.
  • Locker assignments will be e-mailed to registered students through their student e-mail accounts.
  • As a reminder, no food or drink are allowed in locker at any time.

Please note: You are responsible for providing your own lock and responsible for all the items stored in the locker; however, the locker remains the property of MCPHS. The University reserves the right to open a locker with or without the consent of the student to whom the locker is registered in instances where locker procedures are being abused or in the case of an emergency situation.

Off Campus Housing Resources

Some students choose to live off campus in Boston's historic and vibrant neighborhoods. The Office of Student Affairs offers a number of resources designed to make finding off-campus housing as easy and convenient as possible. Questions about living off campus? Contact us at

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