Thomas Jefferson School of Law


Entrada Housing Q & A

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How long are the lease terms?
Leases are generally for 1 year (12 months) in length. Leases generally end on July 25th for students who begin in the fall and on December 31st for students who begin in the spring.
When can I move into Entrada?
Students can move into Entrada in June, July or August for the fall semester and December or January for the spring semester.
How are units filled in Entrada?
Units are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Units are generally assigned by the law school in May for the fall semester and in November for the spring semester.
Is there parking available at Entrada? How much does it cost?
Yes, parking is available in a gated-garage underneath the Entrada building. Parking is an additional $80/month per vehicle.
Can I have a pet at Entrada? What are the pet fees?
Yes. Students must pay a $500 pet deposit made out to Entrada if they bring a pet.
Can a student have a non-student roommate?
Yes, however the TJSL student will ultimately be responsible to pay all monthly rent and fees to the law school for the unit.
What amenities are included in each unit?

Each unit has the following amenities:

  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Large Closet
  • Private Patio or Balcony
  • Air Conditioning
Are units furnished?
No, units are not furnished. Students usually bring their own furniture or buy furniture for their unit. Students can also rent furniture directly from CORT furniture (
What are the building amenities?
  • Roof-top Patio w/ Gas BBQ’s & Views of San Diego
  • Fitness Center
  • Conference Room for Study Groups
  • Internet Café for Tenants
  • Beautiful landscaped courtyard & water features
Does Entrada have security?
Yes, the Entrada building is patrolled from 6pm - 6am by GMI Security Company (the same security company that patrols the law school).
Is there a Grocery Store or Supermarket near the Entrada complex?
Yes, there is an Albertson’s located on 655 14th Street, which is two blocks away from Entrada.
What is the monthly rent for a unit at Entrada?

The following are approximate rental amounts for the Fall 2012 semester only and are subject to change.

  • Studios – approx. $1175-$1350 – Prices vary with size and location within building
  • 1 Bedroom – approx. $1550
  • 2 Bedroom – approx. $2200
  • 3 Bedroom – approx. $2700
How do I pay rent for your unit at Entrada?

You pay rent directly to Thomas Jefferson School of Law for your unit at Entrada. The law school will bill an Entrada Housing Charge (and Entrada Parking Charge if applicable) directly to your student account by semester throughout your lease term.


Essentially you will be charged 5 months of rent for the fall semester (Aug-Dec), 5 months of rent for the Spring semester (Jan-May) and 2 months of rent for the Summer semester (Jun-July).


Your charge per semester will be the amount of months for that semester multiplied by your monthly rent amount (for example - a student renting a unit for $1176/month will be charged a housing charge of $5880 (5 * $1176) for the fall semester).

Can a student live in Entrada all 3 years (or 4 years if part-time) of law school?
Yes. Students can renew their lease for their 2nd and 3rd year should they choose to remain in the Entrada complex.
Who do I contact if I would like to find out more information regarding next steps to sign up for TJSL Student Housing at Entrada?
Please contact Justin Cruz, Assistant Director of Admissions at or 619-961-4223.
What is the phone number to the leasing office at the Entrada complex?
The phone number to the Entrada leasing office is 619-235-4404. You can speak to Jarrod Vinzant.
What are the leasing office hours of operation?
  • Monday 8am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 8am - 5pm
  • Thursday 8am - 5pm
  • Friday 8am - 5pm