The University maintains a group of townhouses about
one mile from campus for the exclusive use of law
students. Because the DePaul Townhouses are fully occupied
each year, we do not offer tours of the apartments. However, you
here to view a photo gallery.
Opened in 2005, the DePaul Townhouses contain one-, two-, and
three-bedroom furnished apartments. Each bedroom is furnished
with a desk, desk chair, extra-long twin bed, and
dresser. The one-bedroom apartments have one bathroom, and
the two- and three-bedroom apartments have two
bathrooms. Each apartment contains a full kitchen
with gas stove, full-size refrigerator, sink, and wood
cabinets. Many kitchens also contain dishwashers.
Each apartment has a spacious living area complete
with a dining table and chairs, couch/loveseat,
coffee table, and chair. Apartments on the second and third
floors of the Townhouses have sliding glass doors leading
out to balconies.
Included in the price of living in DePaul are all utilities,
including wireless internet throughout, cable TV
(including HD TV channels) in the common area and
each bedroom, and resident-controlled heat and air conditioning
units in the common area and each bedroom. Most apartments
also contain a stackable washer/dryer for your convenience.
There are currently 69 spaces available in DePaul for law
students. Law students are placed in single, private
bedrooms and, in the case of two- and three-bedroom
apartments, are assigned to apartments with residents of
the same gender. Students sign a contract to live
in DePaul for the academic year, but there is an option to
live in DePaul during the summertime, should certain criteria be
One professional staff member and one graduate assistant live
in DePaul on behalf of the Office of Residence Life, which is
located on the Queens Campus in Donovan Hall, Garden Level,
The rate for all rooms in the DePaul Townhouses for the 2013-2014
academic year is $13,210. Summer 2014 rates and
2014-2015 academic year rates are TBD.
Securing Placement in the
The process to secure placement in the DePaul Townhouses as a newly
admitted student is as follows:
- Submit your seat deposit per the
instructions in your admission letter.
- Submit a $500 housing deposit
(refundable for any reason until May 1, 2013 and refundable
thereafter only if the deposit is made when no spaces are available
and a request for refund is made)
- Via check or money order made
payable to St. John’s University and sent to the Law School
Admissions Office, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
- via credit card on your UIS/Touch
- Upon receipt of both your seat and
housing deposit, a housing application and contract will be
emailed to you. You must submit the hand-signed,
completed originals as soon as possible, as your placement
order depends on when we receive your application and contract, not
on when your housing deposit is received.
- Upon receipt of your properly
completed application and contract, the University Office of
Residence Life staff will place you in the DePaul Townhouses based
on the preferences you express on your application,
- In late July, you will receive
move-in information, including a list of what may and may not
be brought to the Townhouses, as well as your specific apartment
- Move-in will take place in
mid-August, typically several days before the start of 1L
A housing wait list will be maintained if the number of deposits
exceeds the number of available placements.
If you are a current student interested in living in DePaul,
please contact the Colleen Kelly at (718) 990-6600.
Administered by the University Office of Residence
Life, meal plans are offered to DePaul residents but are
not required while living in University housing. For
more information, please visit our
resident meal plans website or contact the Office of
Residence Life at (718) 990-2417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.