Living and Learning at Sarah Lawrence College

As a Sarah Lawrence College graduate student, you will join a diverse group of more than 300 scholars of all ages from all parts of the United States and from countries across the globe. Graduate students have access to a variety of programs, events, and facilities.

One of the most important aspects of the graduate student experience at Sarah Lawrence is the community of peers that students create during their time here. Friends from graduate school later become colleagues. The graduate program actively encourages students to meet and participate in cross-program opportunities through events such as lectures, readings, performances, and cross-curriculum workshops. The Graduate Student Association also plans many social and cultural events for graduate students throughout the year.

Need help? 

The Office of Graduate Studies is here to help and guide you so please do reach out to us! Feel free to stop in to say hello and get acquainted with our office. Our offices are on the first floor of Slonim House and we can be reached at (914)-395-2373 or

Looking for a place to live? 

Introducing College Pads

Sarah Lawrence College has partnered with College Pads to provide a new off-campus housing marketplace for Sarah Lawrence College students, and community members!  

College Pads:

  • Provides Sarah Lawrence College students with an educational tool to help them become more educated renters, compare off-campus housing options, find potential roommates, and sublet their existing units, when applicable.

  •  Includes renter education modules to help students successfully navigate the transition to off-campus life, and become better educated on the local rental processes. 

  • Offers students a customized roommate and sublease portal.

For additional information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Looking for a comfortable place to study, relax or workout on campus? 

Graduate Amenities and Facilities

Comfortable study and social spaces make the campus a pleasant home between and after classes. Slonim House, the center for graduate activity, has a spacious living room, a large kitchen area, and a graduate lounge in addition to classrooms and administrative offices. Slonim is open evenings and weekends for student gatherings and quiet study.

Home to our health-related graduate programs, 45 Wrexham offers wireless Internet access and several areas where students can relax and study. Students also gather informally inside or on the terrace of the Barbara Walters Campus Center, as well as at the Heimbold Center lobby, for food and conversation.

The Esther Raushenbush Library is central to academic life at Sarah Lawrence. Its diverse resources and congenial atmosphere foster both independent and collaborative work. The library features a computer lab and electronic classrooms designed to accommodate multimedia presentations, resource sharing, and library instruction sessions, as well as more informal spaces. Students make use of the library’s collections, research assistance, and relaxing study atmosphere. Learn more about the library.

The College’s Physical Education and Athletics Department invites graduate students to participate on intercollegiate teams and in recreational programs. The 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center—with basketball courts, a jogging track, a swimming pool, three squash courts, space for activities such as aerobics and fencing, and a fitness center—forms the centerpiece of campus athletic life. Tennis courts, a regulation softball field, and plenty of lawn space for ultimate Frisbee give students outdoor options for joining others—including undergraduates—in staying active. Graduate students may also utilize the lockers in the Sports Center, a handy resource for those who live far from campus.

Looking for food on campus?

The college has several dining venues on campus.  These include the Dining Pavilion and the Cafe in the Barbara Walters Campus Center and Bates Dining Hall.  For information, click here

Need printing services?

All enrolled students receive a GryphonPrint account with a balance of $25 at the beginning of the fall semester. The unused balance is carried over to the spring semester, when an additional $25 is added. For students enrolled in summer classes, any unused balance from the spring will be rolled over and an additional $10 allocation will be provided. For more information on printing on campus, click here.

Want to get involved?  

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The Graduate Student Association plans social and cultural events for graduate students, distributes grants, and addresses general issues of concern to the graduate community.

Clubs & Organizations

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to join—or start—clubs and organizations that reflect their interests. Learn more about clubs and organizations.


Graduate students across programs meet each other at social and academic events, and often choose to live together in local apartments and houses. The atmosphere among graduate students is collegial and welcoming, and many students enjoy friendships and academic exchanges across disciplines. As a graduate student, you’ll get weekly emails letting you know what is happening on campus.

Need help navigating campus? 

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Have you checked out SLC Classifieds?

Post or check out Sarah Lawrence classifieds!  See what's For Sale, Lost and Found, Housing, Off-Campus Jobs, Rides and Miscellaneous.  A useful tool.

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