Students are responsible for securing their own housing while at Vermont Law School. To help students with their search for housing, Vermont Law School has a rental housing database comprised of rental units that local landlords have posted. The database is updated regularly and can be searched by criteria such as number of bedrooms, location, pets allowed, and cost. In late spring, landlords begin entering their rentals for the next academic year, which begins in late August. When planning campus visits, if you intend to visit rental properties while in town, we strongly encourage making appointments with landlords with as much advance notice as possible (typically 3-5 days) to ensure rental properties are available for showing.
Vermont Law offers a roommate finder database that enables students to describe their roommate or housing need, along with their lifestyle and housing preferences. They can then search the roommates database to find possible roommate or housing matches. Students should contact the Housing Coordinator via email for information on accessing this resource.
Vermont Law offers a semester sublet database for students . This database is meant to help match students who need to sublet their housing for an academic semester with students who need a sublet for an academic semester. Students may enter a description of the housing they need to sublet, or enter a need for single semester housing, and then they can search the database for possible matches. Students should contact the Housing Coordinator for information on accessing this resource.
Additional Housing Resources
The following newspapers provide classified advertising of rentals:
- Herald of Randolph (weekly, local area)
- The Times Argus (daily, Montpelier and central Vt.)
- The Valley News (daily, Hanover, N.H./White River Junction, Vt. region)
- The Rutland Herald (daily, Rutland and southern Vt.)
You can also find rental housing available at Dartmouth College’s real estate website.
Stagecoach Transportation Services is a public transit commuter service that runs a route from Montpelier, Vermont to Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont. Students living outside of South Royalton may have the opportunity to ride the bus rather than driving each day. The commuter service also runs other routes serving Orange and Northern Windsor Counties.
The state of Vermont offers a very generous program for anyone interesting in vanpools. They work like carpools, except you can pay a monthly fee for gas, insurance, and repairs. Learn more here.
Carpool with Zimride
Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Go Vermont's partnership with Zimride, you can find others going the same way you are. When you register, you'll also be eligible for a guaranteed ride home should you miss your bus or carpool. Guaranteed ride home provides up to $70 toward a cab, bus fare, rental car, or Zipcar fee.
Zipcar at VLS
Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Vermont Law has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to campus and the area. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. Return the car to the same location where you picked it up.
For more information, contact the Housing Coordinator via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the switchboard at 802-831-1000 and ask to be connected with the Housing Department.