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Graduate Student Housing

**Assignment update: As of August 18th, 2023, all spaces in Ivy Hall were reserved. We will maintain a waitlist, but placement in that building is not guaranteed. Please keep in mind, the rate below is ONLY offered for Ivy Hall. We are happy to discuss available options elsewhere on campus and what those associated rates may be.**


We offer graduate and law school housing in Ivy Hall Apartments and Cedar Dell Townhouses which will make finding reasonably priced housing on a graduate or law school budget much easier.

Living on campus benefits

  • convenient location close to your department
  • furnished units and common areas
  • parking in a lot adjacent to the building (with paid parking decal)
  • free internet, free utilities (heat, electricity, trash, water), and free laundry
  • on-campus security from UMass Dartmouth police
  • on-campus UMass Dartmouth exercise facilities
  • free bus service to Fall River, New Bedford, and the surrounding area with your UMass Pass

Ivy Hall apartments offer mostly four-bedroom apartments with 2 baths, while the Cedar Dell townhouses offer mostly six-bedroom units with 1.5 baths. Both communities offer a single bedroom for each assigned student and a shared kitchen, and dining/living room. 

What does it cost to live on campus for graduate students?

Location Bedrooms


(Billed for a full semester at once. Please keep in mind, any proration for a partial semester will be by portion of the semester, not monthly.)

Ivy Hall 4

$3590 (10 month contract) OR $4308 (12 month contract)

That breaks down to less than $750 per person/month!

Cedar Dell 6

$2500 (10 month contract) OR $3000 (12 month contract) 

That breaks down to roughly $500 per room/month, with the option to buy out an additional room in your unit to use as study space!


Living on campus is a wonderful option for housing with easy access to dining, academic support, and everything else you'll need on campus— giving you more time to study, conduct research, and socialize. Even better, you may be able to use your financial aid to cover your housing costs.

Apply for on-campus housing

Students who wish to apply for housing should complete the following:

  1. Pay the $200 non-refundable prepayment through Graduate Admissions
  2. Activate your UMassD username
  3. Log in at (Please note, once you complete the two steps above, it may take a few business days for this login to be active.)
  4. Click on "Student Resources".
  5. Click on Student Housing Information Info Portal (StarRez).
  6. Click on Housing Application.
  7. Follow the steps to complete the housing application and select your room.

Please note that roommate requests should be emailed to rather than entered in the application.

More information


Checking in:

Please note, in order to be eligible to check in to campus housing, all residents must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled for the current semester.

  • Cleared through Health Services as having uploaded all needed documentation.

  • Cleared through our Student Service Center through one of the following ways:

    • Pay the semester charges in full.

    • Have enough Financial Aid to cover your tuition, fees, and housing.

    • Sign up for either the five-month or four-month payment plan for your tuition and housing bills AND complete the first required payment.

Cedar Dell housing

Ivy housing

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