Many factors go into where you decide to live while at Clark, and you will likely have many questions during the process. While you may not be sure what the best living option is (on or off campus), we hope the following information is helpful in making that decision.
Remember that space for on-campus graduate housing is sometimes limited. Contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing as soon as possible to secure a room if you are interested in living on campus.
New graduate students are strongly encouraged to live on-campus if possible. Living on-campus, especially if you are new to the area, makes life much easier and more comfortable for students. All on-campus housing options are within walking distance to campus, and due to our relatively small campus, students can easily walk to any campus building. Apartments are furnished and all extra charges — such as heat, electric, internet, and cable TV — are included in your housing contract. Students who live off-campus will need to set up these services on their own.
Admitted graduate students who plan to live on-campus while they attend Clark will need to submit the following items:
- The 2015-2016 Housing Request Form
- The 2015-2016 Housing Contract
- A $1,000 housing deposit
To submit your housing deposit as a new graduate student to Clark, you will need to log in to the Admission Deposit Page using the ID and PIN provided in your admission letter. Once you have signed in:
- Click the "Pay Deposit" link.
- Click the "make payment/deposit/cash card" link on the top menu bar.
- Select "NEW ADMIT Graduate - Housing Deposit" option.
- Follow the remaining instructions to pay using your preferred form of payment (credit card or ACH). (Note that if you choose to pay with a credit card, there is a 2.75% service fee.)
Additional information regarding available housing options and other on-campus living considerations can be found through the Residential Life and Housing office.
If you would prefer to live off campus, there are privately-owned off-campus apartments located close to campus. Students should be aware that these options are not owned, managed, inspected, or approved by the University. If you do choose to live off campus, please be aware that you will be responsible for locating and managing the process of moving in to your housing.
To assist students with their off campus housing search, Clark uses an apartment search program, Jump Off Campus. This program allows new Clark students to conduct a thorough apartment search on housing available in the Clark neighborhood, and find an apartment that meets their needs. Available apartments are posted as information on them becomes available, so be sure to check the listings regularly. Please be sure to use the contact information provided if you are interested in one or more of these apartments.
Additionally, we encourage you to reach out to your individual departments for assistance and advice in locating off-campus housing. While we cannot manage the process for you, we are happy to provide help where we can.