Marymount University operates residence halls for undergraduate and graduate students. Housing information will be sent to the student with their admission information. Information regarding opening and move-in dates are emailed to your Marymount email account. This information is also available online. For further information, please contact the OCRS office at (703) 284-1608 or email OCRS@marymount.edu.
Students who are 21 years old or younger and whose families do not live within commuting distance of the university are required to live on campus during their first two years at Marymount University. You will receive via your Marymount email address your residence hall room assignment, roommate’s name and contact information, and a list of suggested items you may want to bring to campus with you.
International Students are encouraged to live on campus in order to have an easier transition and adjustment to the American culture. The many benefits of living on campus include:
Low Cost: Typically, students save between $150 and $850 each month by living on campus, according to a study conducted by Marymount International Student Services office.
Location: One of the best aspects of living on campus is the convenience of not having to commute to the university. Additionally, students living on campus can easily access university offices such as the Student Health Center, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and International Student Services.
Transportation: Marymount offers a free shuttle service that runs every 15 minutes during the week and every 30 minutes on the weekends. The shuttle takes students to all campus locations and stops at the Ballston Metro (train) station, which can take you to Washington D.C.
Social Environment: Living on campus makes it much easier to develop friendships with American and other international students.
Students who are interested in living in an especially supportive environment on campus are encouraged to live in the Marymount University Global Thinkers (MUGT) living and learning community. This community is housed in a prime location on campus, the recently renovated first floor of Gerard Hall near the International Student Services office. MUGT is home to American and international students who are interested in cross-cultural learning and dedicated to promoting social justice across borders.
The residence halls are open during Winter Break. However, students who wish to reside in housing during this time must apply for Winter Break housing and will be billed for the time they are in residence. International students are encouraged to visit friends or relatives, travel around the country, or visit with other students in their homes. Make your plane reservations as early as possible if you will be traveling a long distance.
Graduate Student Housing:
Graduate international students are able to live in graduate student housing, available at The View and The Rixey. The View is less than two blocks from Marymount’s 4040 Center, which houses Physical Therapy and second degree nursing programs. The Rixey is located at Marymount’s new Ballston Campus cutting your class commute to the time it takes to ride an elevator! To view apartment layouts and rates, please visit the graduate housing website.
If graduate students want to live off-campus, Marymount provides some resources to look for housing including Marymount's Off-Campus Partners. Marymount is easily accessible from many metro stops in the Washington, DC area.
If you arrive prior to the opening date of the residence halls, you will have to arrange for housing with friends or relatives or stay at a nearby hotel. You will not be permitted in the residence halls before the announced opening date.
Hotel rates in U.S. dollars: $80-$130 per night
Please identify yourself as a Marymount University student for special rates.
Nearby Hotel Accommodations:
Comfort Inn Arlington
1211 N. Glebe Road
Holiday Inn Arlington
4610 N. Fairfax Drive
Inns of Virginia
3335 Lee Highway