Graduate students rent off-campus housing from private landlords in Durham or rent apartments from leasing agents.

Off-Campus Housing

HDRL maintains an online database of available rentals to assist students in their searches.


DukeList is a free classifieds marketplace for the Duke community to use. Listings include housing opportunities. You will need an active Duke NetID to view listings, as well as to post or reply to an ad.

Apartment Guide

Search free apartment listings online.


Apartment rentals & houses for rent.

Craigslist RDU Housing

Find local housing on Craigslist.

Find a Roommate

Find a roommate on Duke List but also remember to use the MIDS group Facebook page to see if other MIDS students need roommates.

University Ridge

ARIUM Pinnacle Ridgeuniversityridgeapartments.com

University Ridge boasts a lot of amenities compared to its economical comparisons. The complex features a pool with nice deck chairs and gas grills, tennis court, a racquetball court, and laundry facilities.

West Village

West Village apartmentswestvillageapts.com

The West Village apartments are in prime location in respect to Durham’s nightlife, right next to Brightleaf Square. The buildings used to be tobacco warehouses so the apartments have high ceilings and wooden columns, which gives them a rustic feel. West Village offers apartment options ranging from studios to 4-bedroom apartments. It’s a little further away from Gross Hall and West Campus, but only about a 5-10 minute drive away.

The Belmont

The Belmont apartmentslivebelmont.com

The Belmont is definitely where a lot of Dukies live; both undergrad and grad students. These are more traditional style apartments compared to West Village. It is located within walking distance from Duke, but there are also buses that stop nearby and go to campus. The Belmont has both one-bedroom and two-bedroom options available.

Partner’s Place Condominiums

Partner’s Place Condominiumspartnersplace.net

Partner’s Place is home to many undergrads. It’s about half a mile away from Duke’s medical/research campus. There are 3 bedroom options available.

Lofts at Lakeview Apartments

Lofts at Lakeview Apartmentsloftsatlakeview.com

This apartment complex offers both one- and two-bedroom options. It is conveniently located next to Chipotle,  Noodles & Co, Enzo’s Pizza, and many other restaurants.

Trinity Commons

Trinity Commons


Trinity Commons is pretty much in the same vicinity as the Lofts, so if you choose to live here, you have the same access to all the dining options. They offer both one-bedroom and two-bedroom options. Trinity Commons prides itself on its commitment to being eco-friendly.

Erwin Terrace

Erwin Terraceerwinterrace.com

Erwin Terrace offers two-bedroom options. It is located within walking distance from campus, but there are also busing options available.

Chandler at University Tower

The Parc at University Towerchandleratuniversitytower.com

Chandler is conveniently located right across from a Target. It may be a bit more removed than the other apartment options, but it only takes a five minute drive to get to Gross Hall. There are one-, two-, and three-bedroom options available.