Residential Life - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Residential Life

Residential Life


Living on campus is one of the most exciting aspects of your college career! The Office of Residence Life and Housing is committed to creating an environment that is supportive of your individualism while allowing you to connect with peers. Our social, academic, and service programs are designed for you to experience all the great things that BFIT has to offer.

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offers limited housing at the Stuart Street Hostel which is located in the theater district of Boston, at 19 Stuart Street, across the street from Tufts Medical Center and only a 5-8 minute walk to the main campus.

The Stuart Street Hostel is in walking distance of Chinatown, the Boston Common, Downtown Crossing, and many restaurants!

City Living

Students will be assigned to a double or triple hotel room in a section of the hostel that is just for students (no singles available)! Please contact the residence life office at for housing costs for the academic year.

Residence Life staff members live onsite throughout the academic year. They will conduct bi-monthly meetings at the residence hall to assist students with the transition to college, build community, create social opportunities through educational and social programming, and advise the Residence Hall Association. Residence Life staff will review and enforce all policies of BFIT and the Stuart St. Hostel.

There are additional programs that involve the ability for students to purchase a lunch plan at local eateries and a discounted student membership at the Wang YMCA of Chinatown. These costs are separate from the housing agreement.

A $150 housing deposit is required to reserve a room. There will be a waiting list once all rooms are filled.
Returning students should submit their room deposit no later than the last week of May each year. Incoming new students should submit their room deposits no later than the first week of August.


The Residence Life / Student Life consists of the Assistant Dean of Students and the Assistant Director of Student Life. The Assistant Director of Student life is a full-time professional staff member that lives on-site in campus-provided housing as a resource for all residential students. The college also employs a student Resident Advisor (RA) who coordinates residential programming and community building events. Both the Assistant Director of Student Life and the student RA will provide monthly meetings and oversee health and safety room checks.

Brett Wellman, Assistant Dean of Students (housing operations and room assignments, lease management, and communication)

Chris Espinoza, Assistant Director of Student Life (residence life, programming, on-site concerns, housing management, and building communication)

Kaleb Dias, Student Resident Advisor (programming, monthly meetings, community building)