Academic Facilities

Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, we have a unique presence in the nation's capital. The Maxwell School recently entered into a new, far-reaching collaboration with a major Washington, D.C., think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The collaboration creates new and enhanced opportunities for education, research, and career development — while also strengthening Maxwell's presence in the nation's capital.

As of January 2014, all Maxwell School classes in Washington take place at CSIS's new headquarters at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, a world-class facility with two-story conference space, multiple teaching areas, and state-of-the-art electronics and audiovisual facilities. CSIS will also house the Maxwell-in-Washington staff and visiting faculty from the School's Syracuse campus and will provide enhanced opportunities for Maxwell to conduct symposia, workshops, meetings, and expanded executive education programs in D.C.

And Maxwell students now have many enriched opportunities to participate in CSIS activities and internships and to interact with the Washington policy community. Maxwell faculty members from across the School's varied disciplines will explore research collaborations with CSIS staff and affiliates while pursuing options for joint programming, teaching, and writing.

The bipartisan, nonprofit CSIS is one of the world's preeminent international policy institutions that, for more than 50 years, has focused on issues related to defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.

Student Housing

Housing for the undergrad semester program as well as for the graduate January intercession, Maymester, and summer programs is available at The Calvert House, 2401 Calvert Street, NW, just one Metro station (or a pleasant walk) away from CSIS. The University leases five apartments at the Calvert House, in the heart of exciting Woodley Park in Washington, DC.

Students enrolled in the undergraduate program will be assigned to one of our multiple-occupancy apartment units. Undergraduates who have relatives in the DC area allowed to opt out of the provided DC housing (please note the stipulations on our application relevant to housing).

The Calvert House apartments offer spacious living in a trendy, upscale neighborhood of diverse ethnic restaurants, small clubs and shops, near the National Zoo and Greenberg House, and steps to the Metro subway. Movies, theaters, and major entertainment are available on the national Mall, downtown, Dupont Circle and in Georgetown, which are all accessible using public transportation.

The Calvert House apartments are shared, double-occupancy two-bedroom, two-bathroom units; this means two people in each bedroom. All apartments have been recently rennovated and are fully furnished. The housing fee includes all utilities, local TV, and wireless internet service.

Our University-Sponsored Housing Guide provides more information about the facilities, including photos, amenities, layout, neighborhood etc.

For graduate students interested in our University-sponsored housing for January, May or Summer programs, please see information sheets and move-in/move-out dates for 2020: 

DC Housing Guide

For those of you seeking independent housing in DC for a semester, please see our overview of DC housing options: DC Housing Guide