July 3, 2015

Housing at the MBL


Brown-MBL students based at MBL rent rooms, houses or apartments within the local Woods Hole and Falmouth, Massachusetts  communities. Good places to look for housing rentals are:


Short-term housing for Brown-MBL students, faculty and affiliates is also available.

October through May

During the academic year (October through May), the Brown-MBL Program rents 11 North Street, a cottage on the MBL campus, for visiting Brown MBL participant use.

June through September

During the summer/high season months (June through September) the Program provides housing for participants in one of the on-campus dorms, such as Swope Center or Ebert Hall. Participants staying in the dorms must purchase a meal plan during their stay and must register on-line for summer housing by March 1st if possible. All efforts will be made by the Program to accommodate students that need short-term housing if advance notice is provided to the coordinator by emailing amaksym at mbl.edu

For directions and to view a printable .pdf map of the campus, click here.


To reserve short-term housing:

  1. Send an email to  mbl.brown@mbl.edu indicating date of arrival and date of departure
  2. Go to: http://ws2.mbl.edu/research/NewCenter.asp?PID=0.
      • Fill out form as indicated
      • Choose Brown MBL Program in the ‘which center/program will you be visiting’ field
      • In the ‘ Specific conditions to be taken into consideration when assigning accommodations’ box, which is right below the Housing Accomodations table, put ‘Brown MBL Scholar’ so housing knows you are affiliated with and will be covered by the Brown MBL Program.
      • In the payment box, select ‘MBL Account’.
      • Submit form
NOTE: If you do not follow the steps detailed above that indicate your affiliation with the Brown MBL Program your application may not end up in the correct place for approval and a reservation will therefore not be made. 

For more information about housing and dining at the MBL, please visit the housing pages below:

Still have questions regarding housing or dining at the MBL? Please contact:

The Brown-MBL Program
phone: 508-289-7715
e-mail: mbl.brown@mbl.edu


MBL Housing
phone: 508 540-7431
email: housing@mbl.edu