Housing & Residence Life


Living On and Off Campus

Juilliard students have two options for living arrangements. First time college students (individuals who have not attended college prior to entering Juilliard) are required to live on campus in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall. After their first year, students have the option of returning to the residence hall through Housing Selection, or moving off campus to one of New York City's vibrant neighborhoods. New transfer and graduate students may opt to live in the residence hall (space permitting) or live off campus.

These pages provide information on the Office of Residence Life, residence hall programs, activities, and amenities. There are also resources for how to search for an off-campus apartment. Please check back frequently for information on important dates and notices.

On Campus

The Meredith Willson Residence Hall is located in the Samuel B. and David Rose Building, just steps away from The Juilliard School. Situated on the top 13 floors of the Rose Building, the residence hall provides accommodations for 348 students, who enjoy a unique opportunity to interact with fellow artists from around the world in a safe and supportive environment. The Rose Building, with its spectacular views of the Hudson River as well as Broadway/Central Park, is also home to several other Lincoln Center constituents, including the Chamber Music Society, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center, Inc.

Fall Move-In Information was sent to your Juilliard email if you were selected for on-campus housing. Please refer back to the email for detailed information, including your student mailbox number and room information.

Returning Students: If you have shipped or plan to ship packages to yourself, please note that the Mailroom will not be open during Labor Day weekend from Saturday, September 5th through Monday, September 7th. You may pick up your packages when the Mailroom reopens on Tuesday, September 8th. 

To contact the Office of Residence Life:

Todd Porter, Director of Residence Life
Lizeth Jaramillo, Assistant Director of Residence Life
Pat Furlo, Operations Assistant for Residence Life
11th Floor, Meredith Willson Residence Hall
165 West 65th Street
Phone: (212) 769-7400
Email: reslife@juilliard.edu

Off Campus

Upperclass or new graduate and transfer students can opt to live off campus. However, finding an apartment in New York City can be a challenging experience. With that in mind, Student Affairs provides resources and materials to help students understand the complexities of the rental process. 

Students who live off campus can also purchase a meal plan option or a declining balance plan only. A detailed brochure is mailed to all new students in July.

For more information about off campus housing, pleas visit our Off Campus Housing page.


2015-16 Important Dates for Residence Hall Students
The residence hall remains open for Thanksgiving Recess, November 25 -29, 2015 and Spring Recess, February 27 - March 13, 2016. Residents are permitted to remain in the hall, however, the cafeteria will have limited services during these breaks.
Aug 28 (Fri)                             Residence Hall Move-in (new international students)
Aug 29 (Sat)                            New international student orientation
Aug 30 (Sun)                           Residence hall move-in (all other new students)
Aug 30–Sept 9 (Sun-Wed)    Orientation for ALL new students
Sept 6 (Sun)                            Residence hall move-in (returning students)
Sept 7 (Mon)                            Labor Day
Sept 8–9 (Tues-Wed)            Registration/Check-in (returning students)
Sept 9 (Wed)                           Welcome Day (Convocation, 4 p.m.; Opening Day Picnic, 5 p.m.)
Sept 10 (Thurs)                      Fall semester classes begin
Nov 25–Nov 29 (Wed–Sun)  Thanksgiving recess
Dec 1 (Tue)                             Second semester tuition, room and board fees due
Dec 16–22 (Wed-Tue)          Fall term exams
Dec 22 (Tue)                           Fall semester ends; Residence hall closes at 8pm
Dec 23–Jan 10 (Wed–Sun)   Winter recess
Jan 10 (Sun)                          Residence hall re-opens at noon
Jan 11 (Mon)                          Spring semester classes begin (Registration/Check-in)
Feb 27-Mar 13 (Sat-Sun)      Midterm recess
May 9–13 (Mon–Fri)              Final exams
May 13 (Fri)                            Spring semester ends
May 14 (Sat)                          Residence hall closes at noon for non-graduating students
May 20 (Fri)                           Commencement
May 21 (Sat)                          Residence hall closes at noon for graduating students


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