Newhouse DC Student Life

We encourage you to take full advantage of the vast museums, iconic monuments, shopping, culture, cuisines and many year-round events and festivals.   

Through living in the city, students learn about work-life balance, budgeting and making smart decisions about their health and safety. Students meet countless professional contacts throughout the semester, and they leave with lifelong friendships they’ve made with classmates who also participated in the program. 


Undergraduate students in the Newhouse DC program will live in housing options arranged by Syracuse University. If you are from the D.C. metro area, you may opt to live at home.     


One of the perks of living in Washington, D.C. is that you don’t need a car.  Mass transit (subway and bus/circulator) are the most common forms of transportation but there are also cabs, ride share, zip cars and bikeshare. 

Syracuse University participates in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) U-Pass program, providing full time students with unlimited rides on the Metrorail and Metrobus. Every student participating in the Newhouse DC program will be issued a U-Pass for the semester.