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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, 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

Property Descriptions

Oyster Pond Road Housing Complex (WHOI)

Carolyn Miller Complex
Located about 1½ miles from the village on Oyster Pond Road
Twelve townhouse units and a dormitory building
Units 1-4 and 6-12: 2 bedrooms; 4 beds each
Unit 5: 3 bedrooms; 6 beds; unit is accessible
Dormitory: 9 first floor sleeping rooms (2 accessible) and 9 second floor sleeping rooms (33 beds); 2 apartments

Bowen House. (WHOI)

Bowen House
Located in the village across the street from the WHOI Discovery Center
4 bedrooms; 8 beds

Caryn House. (WHOI)

Caryn House
Located in the village behind the WHOI Exhibit Center
3 bedrooms; 4 beds

Fram Cottage. (WHOI)

Fram Cottage
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. (WHOI)

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


Webster House. (WHOI)

Webster House
Located just north of the entrance to Quissett Campus
3 bedrooms; 5 beds