Distributive Learning Housing

Distributive Learning (DL) students at EDS are solely responsible for booking and paying for their housing during January and June terms—allowing DL students more options, flexibility, and independence in managing housing costs during intensive sessions.

Housing Resources

In addition to the resources below, students are encouraged to explore other housing possibilities such as Airbnb, Trulia, or local real estate agencies that may have short term rental availability.

Housing at Lesley University

EDS has obtained a community housing option through Lesley University for the June 2016 session. Located at 63 Oxford Street in Cambridge, accommodations include single bedrooms, a large living room and kitchen, and shared bathrooms. This option will cost $99 per night. If you plan on staying in Lesley housing during the June 2016 session, contact Valerie Paterson at vpaterson@eds.edu.


For the June 2016 Sessions, EDS has blocked rooms at the Sheraton Commander and Hotel Tria in Cambridge. Information about pricing and booking will be announced shortly. Questions? Contact Valerie Paterson at vpaterson@eds.edu.

In addition to hotels in the Harvard Square/Cambridge area, there are many hotels in downtown Boston that offer easy access to Harvard Square via Boston's public transportation system, the MBTA. A search of any major travel booking website (such as hotels.com, for example) will offer a broad selection of hotel options in the Boston area. 

Housing at Episcopal and Ecumenical Organizations

The Walker Center for Ecumenical Exchange
144 Hancock Street, Auburndale, MA 02466

The Walker Center for Ecumenical Exchange is a dynamic global and multicultural meeting place located in historic Auburndale, Massachusetts, a short commute into Boston, and is comprised of seven gracious homes on a sweeping 2.2 acre campus.

The Walker Center offers several options, from houses to rooms. Book online at walkerctr.org/bed-breakfast-booking, or call 617-969-3919.

Bethany House of Prayer
181 Appleton Street, Arlington, MA 02476

Bethany House of Prayer offers a place of sanctuary for contemplation, refreshment, and creativity in daily living, and shares in a ministry of prayer and hospitality with the Sisters of St. Anne-Bethany, a religious order of the Episcopal Church. Located approximately 30 minutes from the EDS campus by public transportation (and approximately 20 minutes by car), Bethany House offers individual rooms with shared baths and shared kitchen.