Colleges required to provide off-campus student addresses

by Martha Schick / Beacon Staff • September 4, 2014

Colleges with an off-campus student population in Boston are required to provide a list of those students' addresses after a vote by the Boston City Council Aug. 20. The list needs to be submitted by schools to the City Council by Nov. 15, and again within 45 days of the start of every new semester or quarter, according to the Boston Globe.

The information collected will be used to prevent overcrowding and unsafe living conditions, City Councilor Josh Zakim told the Globe. This comes after Boston University student Binland Lee was killed in a fire in an Allston apartment last year.

The report will include the address and unit number of both undergraduate and graduate students, although the addresses will be anonymous and no student names will appear on the list.