Housing Information

Daffodils againThe Marine Biological Laboratory’s Office of Housing and Conferences maintains a variety of comfortable, attractive, and affordable housing units for students, faculty, and scientists involved in our research and educational programs.

Standard (formerly Summer) Housing Application:  Opens Jan 1 and assignments begin. Deadline for applications is March 1st. Applications are processed by category.

Conference, Meeting and Group housing is arranged through the MBL Conference Office.

Our facilities include dormitory rooms with and without private baths, efficiency, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and two- and three-bedroom cottages (see options for photos and a detailed description of MBL housing options).

Dormitories are located in the heart of the village of Woods Hole, just minutes from the MBL’s research and educational facilities. Some dorm rooms in the Swope Center overlook scenic Eel Pond. All dormitories are located a short walk from the MBL’s Stony Beach.

The MBL’s 75 cottages are nestled in a pine forest located about a mile from campus. Regular round-trip van service is provided from the cottages to the campus weekdays during the summer months. A scenic bike path running from downtown Falmouth to Woods Hole is also in close proximity to the cottages. Tennis courts, paddle tennis courts and a playground area are located adjacent to the cottages. Child care and family activities are available at the MBL during the summer months for investigators who wish to bring their families.