Austin, Texas, USA downtown skyline over the Colorado RIver.

Housing

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 or dogs.

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, Texas 78705. Download the CapMetro app to know where your bus is and map your route. 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 goals, and life goals.

Schools in the community include Austin ISD, Eanes ISD, Hayes ISD, Round Rock ISD, and Pfluggerville ISD.

University Apartments

The University Apartments are reserved for families, graduate students, and undergraduates with at least 30 hours credit and in good standing with the University.

Transportation

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 are 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.