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.

To contact the Office of Residence Life:

Todd Porter, Director of Residence Life
Rebecca Driesen, Residence Hall Director for Community Development
11th Floor, Meredith Willson Residence Hall
165 West 65th Street
Phone: (212) 769-7400
Email: [email protected]

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.

Click for a guide toApartment Hunting Resources.


2014 Move-In Information
Important Dates

2014-15 Important Dates for Residence Hall Students

Friday, December 19, 2014
Residence Hall closes at 8 pm for Winter Recess. All students are expected to vacate the residence hall for winter recess unless prior approval to remain in the hall has been granted. Students may leave their belongings in their rooms during winter recess.

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Residence Hall re-opens at noon for spring semester.

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Residence Hall closes at noon. All non-graduating students are expected to vacate the residence hall by this date and time. All students must take personal belongings home over the summer recess. Information regarding economic summer storage options are made available to students in the spring semester.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Residence Hall closes at noon for graduating students.

The residence hall remains open for Thanksgiving Recess, November 25 -30, 2014 and Spring Recess, February 28 - March 15, 2015. Residents are permitted to remain in the hall however, the cafeteria will have limited services during these breaks.