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WHOI Housing

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution owns various residential properties in the Woods Hole/Falmouth community. The function of the Housing Office is to manage these residences for use by students and guests of the Institution.

Reservations are made in accordance with the Institution's Housing Policy. The MIT/WHOI Joint Program Students remain the top priority throughout the year, and others are accommodated on a first come, first served basis. During the Summer season, May to September, all Housing units are reserved for students participating in the Academic Programs Office's formal programs; i.e., MIT/WHOI Joint Program, Summer Student Fellowship, Minority Fellowship and GFD Summer Program. Guest Students are placed on a waiting list and are provided housing, if available.

WHOI Housing Details

  • Utilities are included with rental costs
  • All units are fully furnished and equipped including television and telephone
  • Telephones are blocked for long distance calling other than by credit or calling card
  • All units are equipped for Internet access

Housing Locations & Descriptions


Bowen House, 6 Maury Lane
Located in the village across the street from the WHOI Exhibit Center
4 bedrooms; 8 beds

Caryn House, 9 Maury Lane
Located in the village behind the WHOI Exhibit Center
3 bedrooms; 4 beds

Fram Cottage, 27 Challenger Drive

Located in the village, up the parking lot from the Challenger House
Unit A: 2 bedrooms; 3 beds
Unit B: 3 bedrooms; 4 beds

Barn Residence, 25 Challenger Drive
Apartments: three one-bedroom apartments, 2 beds each (year-round)
Dormitory: 6 bedrooms; 12 beds - Dormitory occupied in summer only

Webster House, 264 Woods Hole Road
Located just north of the entrance to Quissett Campus
3 bedrooms; 5 beds

Carolyn Miller Complex, 85 Oyster Pond Road
Located about 1½ miles from the village on Oyster Pond Road; twelve townhouse units
Units 1-4 and 6-12: 2 bedrooms; 4 beds each
Unit 5: 3 bedrooms; 6 beds; unit is Wheelchair accessible

Winding Lane Complex
Private road containing five houses. Located just north of Woods Hole Village.
Reserved for Joint Program students.