No single housing solution exists for The University of Texas at Austin’s graduate student population, but these resources may help you find a place to call home—whether you want an apartment close to the university with an easy commute or a house in the suburbs with a yard for the kids.
Choosing Where to Live in Austin
Should you need help in determining where to live off campus, the Graduate School and the Graduate Coordinator Network did a survey of where students live. The summary offers a brief description of Austin’s various neighborhoods as well as an idea of what’s nearby. Visit Texas Global for more information. View a Guide to Austin Housing for information on private residences for rent near UT.
We recommend LL.M. students live as close as possible to the Law School. The Law School address is 727 East Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX 78705. Use the Capital Metro Trip Planner to select a trip itinerary that works best for you when using a Capital Metro bus. UT students, faculty and staff ride all Capital Metro services for free when they swipe their valid IDs.
Consider joining the Texas Law Housing-Living in Austin Facebook group. Its purpose is to assist Texas Law students find/lease/sublease housing.
Family Resources & Schools in the Community
There are many available respected childcare options in Austin, and choosing between them can be daunting.
Lactation/quiet rooms are available at the following locations for use by students, faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Austin who are nursing mothers or who require rest for medical reasons related to a non-contagious condition.
The Counseling & Mental Health Center serves UT’s diverse campus community by providing high quality, innovative and culturally informed mental health programs and services that enhance and support students’ well-being, academic and life goals.
The University Apartments are reserved for families, graduate students, and undergraduates with at least 30 hours credit and in good standing with the University.
Capital Metro offers bus, shuttle and rail service to the greater Austin metropolitan area. Many students prefer not to bring a car to campus, but instead use Capital Metro or take advantage of the university’s central location by walking or bicycling.
Those who wish to drive to campus must purchase a parking permit.
We’re located in the heart of Austin, so parking is a challenge. Most lots are on the outskirts of campus, but UT Shuttles can get you from them to your campus destination with ease.
Students, faculty and staff with valid UT IDs ride both Capital Metro and UT Shuttles for free.