Housing and Residence Life

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.

In addition to student housing, the Meredith Willson Residence Hall is home to the Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Suites and the Susan and Elihu Rose Presidential Suite, which provide apartment-style lodging for faculty members and guests.

When school is not in session, the residence hall is also available to host summer conferences.

Office of Residence Life (O.R.L.)


Monday - Friday
9am - midnight

Saturday & Sunday
12-5pm; 9pm-midnight


The O.R.L. 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 live-in graduate assistants, two 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 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. 


Todd Porter, Director of Residence Life
Shakivla Todd, Assistant Director of Residence Life
Brandon Anderson, Operations Assistant for Residence Life


Room 1102, Meredith Willson Residence Hall
(212) 799-5000, ext 7400

Housing Selection

New Students

Housing Application & Deposit Priority Deadline for Fall 2018: May 15, 2018

All first-time college students and any transfer students coming in with less than a full year of college coursework are required to live in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall. To receive a choice in the room selection process, this form will need to be filled out. Other transfer and new graduate students are welcome to apply for housing as well. Housing assignments are based upon space availability and on a first-come, first-served basis.

To request campus housing, submit the housing application by the PRIORITY DEADLINE on May 15, 2018.

  • First-time college students/transfer students with less than one full year: Please submit the housing application form with the required non-refundable $150 housing reservation fee by May 15, 2018. New students can submit this fee through their application status page.
  • Other transfer students and graduate students: Please submit the housing application by May 15, 2018. Transfer/graduate students who have applied will incur a $150 housing reservation fee via the admissions portal after the priority deadline. This fee must be paid by June 1, 2018. In the event that Juilliard is unable to accommodate transfer/graduate students with housing, this fee will be returned to them.

To complete this process, complete the Housing Application for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you require a paper copy of this application, please contact the Office of Residence Life directly at reslife@juilliard.edu.

Please note that your application is not considered complete and will not be processed until the housing reservation has been received.

Questions? Please call or email the Office of Residence Life: (212) 769-7400 or reslife@juilliard.edu.

Returning Students

After a student’s first year of school, on-campus housing is not required but is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who wish to live in the residence hall beyond their first year must participate in the Housing Selection process. Detailed information about Housing Selection was sent to all students on March 22, 2018. Students must pay a housing reservation ($150 cash or check to the Office of Student Accounts) and submit a housing application via WebAdvisor to enter the Housing Selection process. The room selection process for the following academic year is held during mid-April. The remaining spaces are then assigned to new students.

Foundations programs give Juilliard students learning experiences that complement their academic curriculum and professional experiences. Students who attend at least one program from each of the four Foundations domains are given preferential placement in the housing selection process for the following academic year.

Important Dates for Residence Hall Students

The residence hall remains open for Thanksgiving recess, November 22-26, 2017, and Spring recess, February 24-March 11, 2018. Residents are permitted to remain in the hall; however, the cafeteria will have limited services during these breaks.

September 3, 2017 Residence hall move-in for returning students
November 22-26, 2017 Thanksgiving recess (the residence hall will remain open during this time)
December 22, 2017 Winter recess. Housing will not be available to students during this period.
January 7, 2018   Residence hall re-opens at noon
February 24-March 11, 2018 Spring Break (the residence hall will remain open during this time)
May 12, 2018 Residence hall closes at noon for non-graduating students
May 19, 2018 Residence hall closes at noon for graduating students.

Visitors and Guests


visitor is defined as a person other than the registered occupant of a particular residence hall room/apartment that is visiting a residential student for 24-hours or lessA visitor does not need to be pre-registered, however, a visitor must still be processed through the School's Visitor Management System.

guest is defined as a person other than the registered occupant of a particular residence hall room/apartment that is the guest of a residential student for 24-hours or more. A guest does need to be pre-registered and also must be processed through the School's Visitor Managment System. 

Occupants are allowed to host both visitors and guests in their rooms so long as they have the permission of their roommate(s)/suitemate(s). Violating a roommate’s right of entry or hindering a roommate’s ability to study and/or sleep within their room is considered a violation of guest privileges. Visitors and guests will be held responsible for following all Residence Life and School policies.

Guests and visitors must be 18+ years of age. If a guest or visitor is under the age of 18, the host must get written approval from the Office of Residence Life prior to the guest or visitor arriving on campus. 


A. Host Responsibility: Hosts must escort guests/visitors at all times while guests/visitors are on housing premises and are responsible and accountable for the behavior of their guests. All conduct matters concerning a non-resident student of the School will be forwarded to the appropriate adjudication officer.

B. Overnight Guests: Residents are permitted to have guests in rooms overnight as long as the roommate(s)/suitemates have given permission. Overnight guests must be pre-registered online. The maximum guest stay is five (5) consecutive nights and a resident may have guests a maximum of twenty (20) nights within a semester whether or not there is a vacant bed space in the room/apartment. Resident hosts will be held accountable for any policy violations committed by guests. The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to require any guests who cause a community disruption to immediately leave campus.

C. Cohabitation: Cohabitation is not allowed in the residence halls and apartments. Cohabitation is defined as a person using a room or apartment as if that person were living in the room, but not actually being assigned as a resident of that room. Examples of this may include, but are not limited to, keeping clothing and other personal belongings in the room, sleeping overnight in the room on a regular basis and using the bathroom and shower facilities as if they were living in that room.

D. Subletting: per housing assignment policies and contracts, subletting is strictly prohibited.

Faculty Suites and Visiting Artist Studios

The Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Suites and the Susan and Elihu Rose Presidential Suite at The Juilliard School are located on the 22nd and 29th floor of the Meredith Willson Residence Hall within the Samuel B. and David Rose Building. The Meredith Willson Residence Hall is home to 348 Juilliard students and 66 School of the American Ballet students over ten months of the year (August - May) while school is in session. The hall is also used during times when school is not is session for summer group rentals. 

All guests staying in the suites and guests' visitors will need to present either a state issued photo ID or a passport to gain access past the 11th floor.

The 11th floor Security Guard will assist you with your registration and process you within our visitor management system, LobbyGuard. Guests will be responsible for informing their visitors of this policy and abiding by the building and suite/studio rules.

If you see something or someone suspicious, please inform the Security Guard on duty immediately and fill out an Incident Report following the incident.

Below, the following guidelines and information are outline for your comfort and convenience. Please call the Office of Residence Life at 212-799-5000 ext. 7400 if you have any questions or recommendations.

  1. Check-in time for Guest Studios is 3pm unless prior arrangements have been made with the President's Office. All guests of the suites/studios must check-in with the Security Desk on the 11th floor to pick up keys and relevant housing information. 
  2. Please note, if a guest arranges to check in prior to 3pm, your room is not guaranteed to be cleaned upon your arrival.  Every attempt will be made to do so, but all rooms will be ready by 3pm.
  3. Please be reminded that the suites are shared by a number of faculty members and visiting artists on a continuing basis. Should you need to change your schedule, please contact Denise Crawfort in the Office of the President at ext. 201.
  4. The suites are considered “apartment” living and there is no daily housekeeping service. Clean towels and bed linens are furnished for your entire stay, or on a weekly basis if you are here for a longer period. Kitchen care is the responsibility of the faculty member or guest artist.
  5. Cleaning is done at the end of each person’s stay or every 5 days in the case of longer periods. It is necessary for the services to take place between the hours of 11am and 3pm.
  6. If you need assistance, please call the 11th floor Security Desk at ext. 7442 and ask that the staff on call be paged. If you are having an emergency, please call 911 and then Security so they can assist you. Following the emergency, please fill out the Incident Report Form.
  7. If you need any special equipment or supplies, please contact the Office of Residence Life at ext. 7400. Professional staff members can assist you during business hours (9am-5pm). If something in the suite or studio is broken, please fill out a Work Order Request Form.
  8. Upon checking out of the studios, please return your keys and access cards to the 11th Floor Security Desk. Check out is 11am.
  9. All suites and studios are non-smoking. 

Summer Conferences

Located in the heart of Manhattan, The Juilliard School offers a vibrant and unique venue that provides summer conference guests with a safe, affordable and comfortable living experience with access to some of the greatest cultural venues in the world.  The Juilliard School works to accommodate each conference group's specific housing, dining, security, and space requirements. 

The Juilliard School is housed within the Lincoln Center Campus, sits blocks away from Central Park and Columbus Circle, and can access the infinite possibilities of New York via the M.T.A. system.

To get more information about summer conferences at The Juilliard School, or to inquire about rates and availability, please contact Todd Porter, Director of Residence Life, at tporter@juilliard.edu.

Housing Accommodations

You'll be staying in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall, which serves The Juilliard School and the School of American Ballet and can house 348 students in Juilliard operated spaces. Each floor has four suites, which include single and double occupancy rooms, a communal living space as well as single-user restrooms.

Rooms come with extra-long twin bunk beds, desks, chairs, and two dressers. All rooms have overhead lighting and air-conditioning. The building has completely updated laundry facilities, a lounge with pool table, table tennis and a big screen TV, and an updated fitness center with new cardio equipment, free weights, and circuit machines.

If you should have any questions during your stay or require any assistance, our full-time and student staff will be able to assist you.


Summer conference groups are able to access the Juilliard cafeteria and arrange meal packages through our food service provider. The cafeteria offers a variety of meal options as well as snacks, to-go meals, and coffee. Please note, only those individuals with valid access cards or visitors in the company of valid access card holders may utilize the Juilliard cafeteria.

​​​​​​​Campus Safety

The Meredith Willson Residence Hall is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week the Lincoln Center Security staff. Access to campus buildings is controlled through two check points. All guests are given identification cards that are used to gain entrance.

​​​​​​​Meeting Space

Space in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall is available for rent as space permits. Should conference groups wish to discuss meeting spaces within The Juilliard School building, questions may be directed to the School's Facilities Office at FacilitiesAdministrativeStaffDL@juilliard.edu