All students who will be fully enrolled at HLS are eligible to apply for HLS On-Campus Housing. Unfortunately, spouses and partners, in addition to children and pets, are not eligible. Rooms in the HLS residence halls are single occupancy only.
When there is space available, Harvard University grad students from other schools as well as Harvard Law School non-student affiliates (i.e. visiting researchers and visiting scholars) are eligible to live in HLS housing. However, HLS students have priority and housing offers cannot be made for the upcoming academic year until early August. HLS non-students (visiting scholars) and Harvard University grad students interested in living in HLS housing should visit this page in early August to see if we will be accepting applications.
HAHLS stands for “Home at Harvard Law School.” It is the housing portal through which students will login to apply for housing, select a room, and even swap rooms if they so choose. Please read about the Room Selection Process for more details on the selecting a space in the housing portal.The housing application will become available to students at specific dates depending on their student classification. Similarly, room selection becomes available at specific times. See the Housing Application Dates for specific dates about when you will apply for housing and select a room.
Please see Housing Application Dates for HAHLS application, lottery, and room selection time lines for the upcoming academic year. Students can also apply for and move into the dorms at any point during the current academic year if there are availabilities. If you are interested in procuring a dorm for the current academic year, please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing Assignment Resources
Returning JDs and SJDs
For returning students, there are 200 rooms available, so only 200 returning students will receive a room selection window.
Incoming JD Students
All incoming JDs who apply on time for housing will be entered into a lottery for a room selection window. Please note that because transfers are admitted after the room selection deadline, they will not be included in the lottery for a room selection window.
Incoming LLM Students
All incoming LLMs who apply on time for housing will be entered into a lottery for a room selection window. Please note that because incoming SJDs are admitted after the room selection deadline, they will not be included in the lottery for a room selection window.
Students who will be new or return to campus for the Spring semester. The number and location of available rooms are determined based on students leaving housing for the Spring.