Living in DC

ND Students Play In The Snow At The Lincoln Memorial

The Washington Program Experience

Washington Program students will have the opportunity to experience political life first-hand in D.C.


The Notre Dame Washington Program is part of the University of California's Washington Center Consortium.  The building contains both academic space and student apartments. 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 live in spacious, furnished apartments, near Dupont Circle. Each apartment has two bedrooms, a galley kitchen and one to two bathrooms. Four students occupy each apartment. Apartments and academic spaces are air-conditioned. The facilities are protected by round-the-clock security.


Students are expected to prepare their own meals. No meal plan is available, however, students receive a stipend to off-set 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.