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Living on Campus

Langdell Hall against a blue sky
A group of students chatting around an outdoor table
Students walking on the HLS campus with the Red and Green flagpole banners in the background

Why Live On Campus?

Living on campus at Harvard Law School has tremendous benefits for students, including:

  • Close proximity to campus
  • Tight-knit community
  • Great way to meet HLS students from different sections, years, and programs
  • 9-month lease based on academic calendar
  • All utilities included
  • No security deposit
  • Online room selection; no need to visit Boston to house hunt
  • Fully furnished dorms and apartments
  • HLS Housing is treated as a student service rather than a business

HLS Resident Breakdown

Approximately 33 percent of all HLS students live in on-campus housing. There are 599 on campus dorms, and the student classification breakdown of these 599 residents is as follows:

Student ClassificationPercentage of Residences
1L 42 percent
2L 19 percent
3L 19 percent
L.L.M./S.J.D.19 percent
HLS Exchange students1 percent

Harvard Law School’s on-campus housing varies greatly in style, amenities, and price depending on which of the Residence Halls you choose. Be sure to review your options before choosing a room.