Finding quality summer housing in Washington is a challenging venture — but William & Mary can help!
Housing in the DC Area
Since there is no residency requirement for the DC Summer Session, students may live wherever they want. For students looking for summer housing assistance, we do provide a limited number of apartments for rent at The Buchanan, a high-rise apartment building in Arlington, Virginia, just outside the Washington, DC city—first come, first served. In summer, these are normally open to any W&M student or employee.
If searching for housing on your own, you should live as close as possible to downtown Washington or near a Metro station. Rent will be higher close to the city, but commutes from areas outside the Capital Beltway can be extremely difficult. To assist in your search, we have compiled a list of other summer housing resources for the DC area.
Living at Home
If you have established housing in the DC area already (perhaps your parents live in the area), you can absolutely live at home while participating in a DC Summer Session.