Carnegie Mellon University

Housing and Living in DC

Housing - Washington Intern Housing Network at Senate Square

Students will live in the Senate Square Building as part of the Washington Intern Housing Network (WIHN). The residence is a quick fifteen minute walk to the CMU/WSP offices and a five minute walk to Union Station and the metro, providing easy access to all of Washington, DC.

Each apartment includes a living room, three bedrooms housing six to seven students, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. The apartments are fully furnished and equipped with standard kitchen appliances, cookware, and dinnerware, an in-unit washer and dryer, cable and highspeed Internet. Students may take advantage of the on-site fitness facilities, mailboxes, lounge areas, twenty-four hour concierge service, media room, business center, and rooftop pool and lounge area. A grocery store is also located next to the Senate Square facility.

Living in DC

Living in Washington, DC, will provide students with academic and professional growth as well as interesting social and life experiences. DC offers a wealth of museums, restaurants, movies, clubs, sporting events, networking, speaker’s series, and festivals that are readily available to the public. 

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The Washington Metropolitan Transport Authority (WMTA) is a convenient way to get around Washington, DC, without the hassle of traffic or parking. Metro stations or stops are located throughout DC and extend as far as the Virginia and Maryland suburbs. CMU/WSP students are provided a University Pass in order to use the Metro without additional costs.  Students are assessed a transportation fee, through their tuition bill, which covers the cost of the University Pass.

Walking and biking through the city is an easy and enjoyable alternative to the Metrobus for the daily commute. Taxicabs offer another quick mode of transportation that is reliable and convenient.