Semester Program Student Housing

High-rise apartment living in the center of Washington, DC

All students live in shared apartments located at 450K (external site). The residential component is an important part of the Washington experience, so participants are required to live together in the Semester Program residence. Living in such a vibrant city nearby school and work, is a rare experience that will make the DC Semester Program far more meaningful for participating students.

Living in the Heart of DC at 450K

The W&M Washington Center rents brand new 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartments at 450K in Gallery Place, Washington, DC for DC Semester Program scholars. These apartments house 4 students each and are move-in ready!

Apartment Features:
The W&M Washington Center does not guarantee apartment layout, but each apartment is equipped with:
  • Fully equipped kitchen with cooking supplies
  • 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms
  • Dining and living area
  • Washer and dryer in each unit
  • High speed internet and cable

Complete list of furniture and kitchen equipment in apartments (pdf)

The 450K building features several high-end amenities for its resident community:

 Features & Amenities (pdf)

  • 24-hour Resident Concierge 
  • Fitness center
  • Media room
  • WiFi
  • Lap pool
  • Common meeting rooms and study areas
  • Underground garage parking
  • Bike storage
  • Rooftop deck with Washington Monument views
  • Walk to the Gallery Place Metro stop on the red/yellow/green line
  • Across the street from shops and a grocery store

Located only 3 metro stops away from the W&M Washington Center in the heart of shopping, dining, and DC culture, 450K is a modern, safe housing complex. 


Residents of 450K may rent a parking space in their garage for a monthly fee of $200. 

Residents' visitors/guests at 450K must find metered street parking or additional paid parking garages or facilities in the Gallery Place Chinatown area. 


For even more details about the surrounding neighborhood shops and dining, visit

For more information about 450K, visit their website at

Costs and Fees

The rates for those who choose to stay at 450K are $5,000 for a double room or $7,700 for a single room for the entire semester.  All housing costs will be applied directly to the student's account.

Rent for Double Room

(applied to student account)


Rent for Single Room

(applied to student account)


*Please note: Single rooms are not guaranteed and are dependent on room availability.

Roommate Selection

The DC Semester Program staff makes all room assignments and tries to honor any roommate requests.

Returning to the W&M Housing Lottery

College policy is that students who will participate in official College "study away" programs in the fall semester are not permitted to participate in the spring lottery process the semester before since they will not be occupying a room in the fall. Students who are participating in study away programs in the spring semesters may pay their $200 deposit and fully participate in the spring lottery process to select rooms for the subsequent fall semester.

Residence Life works closely with DC Semester Program participants to make sure they know when to submit the on-line application for housing for the subsequent semester. While there are no guarantees for housing, Residence Life has always been able to accommodate students returning from study away programs.


For questions related to housing, please email Erin Battle.

All residents of Washington Center sponsored housing are required to sign a housing agreement acknowledging the rules and regulations of both 450K and Turnkey Housing.