The University of Notre Dame offers on-campus housing for over 900 graduate students and their families. Housing is available for single students, married students with no dependents, and married students with children. All University-operated housing is located on campus and within a 15-minute walk of the Law School. Graduate housing is separate from housing reserved for undergraduates; however, all residents of graduate housing must agree to abide by the policies outlined in the University Student Handbook.
Applicants who are offered admission to the Law School, and who wish to live in University-operated housing, should complete a housing application as early as possible. Regrettably, not all law students who wish to live in University housing can be accommodated.
Single Law Students
Single law students are assigned to the Fischer or O’Hara-Grace townhouses, located across from the Rolfs athletic recreational facility and within a 15-minute walk of the Law School. The Fischer apartment complex consists of two-person, two-bedroom units. O’Hara-Grace townhouses are set up as four-person, four-bedroom units. Students living in both complexes have access to the University computer network.
Married Law Students
Married law students who do not have children may choose to live in one of 24 University-operated apartments located on Cripe Street. These one-bedroom apartments are located one-half mile northeast of campus, an approximate 15-minute walk to the Law School. Law students who have dependents may wish to live in nearby University Village, an apartment complex designed for families. Currently, more than 80 graduate and law families live in University Village.
A variety of off-campus housing options are available to law students within a drive of 15 minutes or less. A limited number of off-campus housing options are within walking distance of the Notre Dame campus. Off-campus housing options vary in terms of price and amenities, ranging from single-family rental homes to condominiums to apartments. Single bedroom apartments generally cost $550 to $700 monthly.