Life in D.C.


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The Notre Dame Washington Program is part of the University of California's Washington Center (UCDC) Consortium. The building contains

Housing both academic space and student apartments and is protected by 24/7 security. All spaces are air-conditioned. It is located in a prime area of DC close to both the Dupont Circle and Farragut North metro stations, both are just three blocks away.

Washington Program students live in spacious, furnished apartments, near Dupont Circle. Each apartment has two bedrooms, a kitchen, and bathroom. Four students occupy each apartment, and roommate requests are accepted. On-site laundry facilities are also available. 


Students are expected to prepare their own meals. No meal plan is available, however, students receive a stipend to cover the cost of groceries and meals.


Students live in a secure building that is staffed by residential assistants and a 24-hour security guard. 

Cultural & Recreational Opportunities

Well known for its monuments and architectural marvels, Washington is home to an almost endless array of opportunities for cultural enrichment and appreciation of the arts. The Washington Post’ s Going Out Guide is a good starting point for students looking to explore DC’s many offerings. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers world-class entertainment, including many free performances. Other opportunities include the Smithsonian Museums and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, to name just a few.