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Graduate and Law Student Housing

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. See the comparison chart below for more detail.

What community is the best choice for me?

The below information has been updated to reflect proposed rates for the 2024-2025 Academic Year Base Agreement. We encourage you to review the Terms & Conditions for the coming year for more information.

Please keep in mind, all rates are proposed and subject to approval at the state level each summer. The Base Agreement does not include the summer timeframe. For each agreement, billing is done by semester, so half of the rate below would be billed in the Fall, and half in the Spring.

Grad/Law housing comparison Ivy Hall Cedar Dell
Bedrooms (each room single occupancy only, twin XL mattresses) 4 6
Bathrooms 2 1.5

Estimated cost per person (Base Agreement)*

Billed by semester, half of this rate each for fall/spring

$7,390 $5,500

Estimated cost per person (Base Plus Agreement, which includes summer)*

Billed by semester, half of this rate each for fall/spring

$10,828 $6,600
Convenient on-campus location
Furnished units, including common areas
Wi-Fi included in cost
Utilities included in cost (heat, electric, garbage, water)
Laundry included in cost
Supported by on-campus UMass Dartmouth police
Close to on-campus exercise facilities
Parking near the building (with purchased decal)
Air-conditioned in summer -
Refrigerator, stove/oven provided in unit
Dishwasher provided in unit -

*Please note: Rates are proposed and subject to approval at the state level each year. These rates have been approved at this time for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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.

In comparison to the rates above, rent prices often currently range from $1600 - $3,000 per month in the surrounding areas of Dartmouth, New Bedford and Fall River. 

Interested in on-campus housing?

Make sure you have indicated your interest in living on campus and paid your $200 housing prepayment as part of your admissions process! After that, you will get communications about completing your housing agreement.

More information

Cedar Dell housing

Ivy housing

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