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The School of Law is located in a quiet, safe, inexpensive and suburban neighborhood in Queens, about 12 miles from Manhattan. St. John’s understands that many incoming students will need to relocate to the area, and we would like to provide you with the information to make this transition as smoothly as possible. There are several housing options for law students including:
- Living in the University-owned DePaul Townhouses;
- Living in Off-Campus Housing; and/or
- Being placed on the Roommate List.
Please list your property below.
Law students may, but are not required to, enroll in a meal plan. The St. John's University Office of Residence Life 718-990-2417 administers meal plans for law students living in University housing. All other law students may review the commuter meal plan or contact 718-990-2000 for more information and to sign-up for a meal plan.
For more information about all that the Queens campus has to offer, please visit the Queens campus Student Life website.
If you have any further questions concerning your housing options, please contact the Admissions Office at 718-990-6474.
The University offers a group of townhouses about one mile from campus (at 147th Street and Union Turnpike) for the exclusive residence of full-time law students. Because the DePaul Townhouses are fully occupied each year, we do not offer tours of the apartments.
DePaul Townhouses offer two-and three-bedroom furnished apartments. Each bedroom is furnished with a desk, twin bed, dresser, and closet. Each apartment contains one-two bathrooms, a full kitchen with gas stove, full-size refrigerator, sink, and wood cabinets. Each apartment has a spacious living area complete with a dining table and chairs, couch/love-seat, coffee table, and chair. Apartments on the second and third floor of DePaul have sliding glass doors leading out to balconies. Most apartments also contain a stackable washer/dryer for residents’ convenience; while some are equipped with a dishwasher. Parking is available at DePaul for an additional fee through the Office of Public Safety. However, because the number of residents exceeds the number of parking spaces available, the Office of Public Safety holds a parking selection day shortly after continuing student move-in day that distributes parking spaces on a first-come, first-served basis to interested residents.
There are approximately 70 spaces available in DePaul for law students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are assigned to an apartment with residents of the same gender in single occupancy bedrooms. Students sign a contract to live in DePaul for the academic year (Mid-August to Mid-May). Summer housing is available for an additional cost in our designated summer housing building (Henley Apartments or DePaul).
DePaul is managed by an Off Campus Area Coordinator (office located at Henley Apartments) and one graduate assistant who lives in DePaul to oversee the community and be a resource to the residents of DePaul Townhouses. The Central Office of Residence Life is located on the Queens Campus in Donovan Hall Room C-16. Residents contact the University Office of Facilities for maintenance issues.
DePaul Townhouses are owned and operated by St. John's University and is considered university housing. Residents who reside at DePaul are expected to abide by In addition to the University Code of Conduct, the guidelines set by the Office of Residence Life and the Residence Life Handbook.
The cost of a single occupancy bedroom in DePaul Townhouses for the 2017–2018 academic year is $14,140. Included in the cost of living in DePaul are all utilities, wireless internet, cable TV (Installations in common area and bedrooms), individual apartment-controlled heat' and air conditioning units in the common area and each bedroom.
The process to secure placement in the DePaul Townhouses as a newly admitted student is as follows:
Submit a seat deposit per the instructions in your admission letter AND Submit a $500 housing deposit (refundable until June 1, 2017) Payments can be made via credit card on your UIS/Touch Net account online (see instructions in admission letter to access UIS/Touch Net) or by 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
May 1, 2017 is the priority deadline for submitting your housing deposit to participate in the Online Housing Selection Process. The Office of Residence Life will accept late deposits to be reviewed for availability.
Upon receipt of both your seat and housing deposit, you will receive an e-mail from our Office of Residence Life inviting you to the Housing Portal, our online interactive website, to complete the housing application, housing agreement, and student profile. The housing application deadlines will be outlined In the email for your reference.
Students will receive an e-mail late May with a Housing Portal lottery appointment time. During the lottery appointment, students may log into the Housing Portal to review available spaces, select a room and choose a meal plan (if applicable). Please be certain to complete this step by noon on Thursday, June 8, 2017. After this date applicants will be manually assigned a room space and meal plan by the Office of Residence Life.
In late July, residents will receive move-in information, including a list of what may and may not be brought to DePaul Townhouses, as well as apartment-mate contact information. First year law student move-in will take place in mid-August, typically a few days before the start of 1L orientation.
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 email@example.com.
The School of Law is located on St. John's University's Queens Campus, in a quiet, safe, inexpensive, and suburban neighborhood about 12 miles from Manhattan. In an effort to assist our students with their move to the NYC area, the Law School maintains a Off-campus Housing Newsletter webpage from mid-March through mid-August with a listing of local neighborhoods, landlords, realtors, and available listings. While the School of Law does not endorse any specific property, landlord or realtor, we hope the Housing Newsletter will help you start your off-campus housing search.
If choosing to live off-campus, admitted students should allow ample time to learn the area, visit several properties, and secure an apartment. Remember that New York City apartments tend to move quickly, so you may wish to plan a visit to the area and set up meetings with several landlords to make the most efficient use of your time. Also, securing a roommate may be a smart and economical option. Please see the section on the Roommate List for more information.
Please visit the Landlord tab below for information about how to make your listing visible to law students.
The Law School maintains a list of current and admitted law students who are interested in finding a roommate from mid-April until mid-August. If you would like to be added to the Roommate List, please complete and return the Roommate List Form. The Roommate List will be e-mailed weekly to those on the list.
Please note that the Roommate List is for those looking for off-campus housing only.
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188-04 64th Avenue, Ste. 1J
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Peter Mazza, Sales Agent
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Lee Rachel Klein
|Weichert Realtors, FH Realty|
101-15 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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176-57 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Ron Cohen, Broker
Luis Chavez, Rentals
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166-20 Union Turnpike
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Alexandra Muriel or
Office Tel: 718.380.4770
Alexandra Cell: 718.551.5299
Laura Cell: 718.795.3414
St. John’s University does NOT endorse any specific property, landlord or realtor.
Websites current and past students have found helpful include:
- studenthousing.org (Summer and Semester availability) 212.977.9099
- therentables.com/go/stjohns -Surrounding area housing market info
- zillow.com/queens-new-york/apartments -Zillow Queens apartment rental page with over 9,900 listings with fair rental price estimates
- hotpads.com/queens-county-ny/apartments-for-rent -Hotpads Queens apartment rental page with about 7,000 listings with in-depth photos, information, viewable as a list or on a map, with unique features such as street view of each property and more!
Local Classifieds also include:
While the School of Law does not endorse any specific property, landlord or realtor, we compile local off-campus housing information and make it available exclusively to law students and other members of the law school community in the form of an online Housing Newsletter.
Our Housing Newsletter runs from March through mid-August. Most law students search for housing in the summertime, just prior to the start of the academic year. The highest demand tends to be for studio and one-bedroom apartments, though we welcome listings of all types. If you would like to list your property in our Housing Newsletter from March through mid-August, please complete this form and return it via e-mail Dorothy.Moran@stjohns.edu, fax 718-990-2526, or U.S. Mail
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Upon renting your property, please contact the law school at 718-990-2526 so that we can remove your property from the Housing Newsletter. This will help our list stay current and keep your unwanted contacts to a minimum.
If you would like to list your property during the months the Housing Newsletter is not in distribution, please post your listing to jumpoffcampus.com. Please note that this website is not a St. John's University-owned website and, in posting your listing to this site, it may be accessed by all St. John's University students, not just the law school community. However, this is the site to which the St. John's University Office of Residence Life refers students to assist in finding off-campus housing. You may also choose to post here during the months the Housing Newsletter is being distributed to increase the reach of your listing.
Check back April 2017 for availability!