Graduate Student Housing

Many factors go into deciding where you’ll live while studying at Clark, and you’ll likely have many questions during the process. Whether you decide to live on or off campus, we hope the following information is helpful in making your decision.

On-Campus Housing

New graduate students are strongly encouraged to live in Clark’s on-campus housing, if possible. Living on-campus in one of our apartments, especially if you’re new to the area, makes life much easier and more comfortable. Because of Clark’s relatively small campus, all apartments are within walking distance to classes, the library and offices. 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.

If you're interested, read these detailed instructions and learn about housing rates from the Office of Residential Life and Housing.

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.

As a quick overview, admitted graduate students who plan to live on-campus while they attend Clark will need to submit the following items:

  1. The 2016-2017 Housing Request Form
  2. The 2016-2017 Housing Contract
  3. A $1,000 housing deposit

New graduate students will need to log in to the Admission Deposit Page, using the ID and PIN provided in your admission letter, to submit a housing deposit. Once you’ve 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.

Off-Campus Housing

If you prefer to live off campus, there are several apartments located close to campus, but you should be aware that these options are not owned, managed, inspected or approved by the University. You’ll be responsible for locating and managing the process of moving in to your housing on your own.

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. Be sure to use the contact information provided in the listing 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 can’t manage the process for you, we’re happy to provide help where we can.