An integral part of the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Residence Life (ORL) is located in Room 1102 on the 11th floor of the Meredith Willson Residence Hall. The Office of Residence Life is responsible for staffing, programming, building maintenance, and housekeeping services, and disciplinary matters for students living in the residence hall. The staff strives to maintain a positive community atmosphere and is available to assist each student with their living and learning experiences at Juilliard.
The ORL serves as the primary communications and support center for resident students. The Residence Life staff consists of two full-time live-in professional staff, three hall coordinators (H.C.’s) and 11 resident assistants (R.A.’s), who are all trained and equipped to address residents’ needs. Professional and student staff are on call every night to assist residents and handle emergencies.
Students in the residence hall are provided with a fully furnished living space and an environment that nurtures personal growth, learning, and creativity. Each floor in the hall is arranged in suites of five bedrooms that are shared by up to eight students. The residents of each suite share three (3) bathrooms and a large living room offering great views of the city. The residence hall also features 20 practice rooms, a social lounge, laundry room, health and fitness facilities, computer lounge, dining hall, and 24-hour security. The Residence Life staff is dedicated to creating and sustaining a comfortable and supportive residential community.
Residence Life hosts more than 100 programs each year, allowing students the opportunity to break free from their rigorous daily routine. Some programs are entirely social in nature, while others have an educational spin designed to give students the tools to succeed both in and out of the artistic realm. Some of the programs that have taken place in the residence hall include Halloween Haunted House, Midnight Breakfast, and Market Your Art. There is always something to do in the residence hall!