The Meredith Willson
Residence Hall

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The Juilliard residence hall experience offers students a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment that fosters development of practical life skills and independence. Residents are from all over the world and study in our dance, drama, and music divisions, creating a multifaceted community of artists where students enjoy building friendships, generating new ideas, and collaborating outside of the classroom.

The Meredith Willson Residence Hall, located just steps from the school building, provides a unique opportunity to live in the heart of Manhattan and enjoy stunning views of Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side. 

The Residence Life staff works to nurture the growth and development of all residents and coordinates fun and enriching programs throughout the year.

Video tour of Meredith Willson Residence Hall at Juilliard

Inside the Meredith Willson Residence Hall

Find out what it's like to live, eat, relax, and hang out in Juilliard's on-campus housing.


All rooms have a shared corridor and are organized in a suite style, with at least one microwave, mini-fridge with a freezer, and air purifier in the hallway. Larger suites have two microwaves, two mini-fridges with a freezer, and two air purifiers in the hallway. There are a variety of double and single bedrooms throughout each suite. Each student is provided a twin XL bed, one desk with drawers, one two-drawer dresser, and a closet / wardrobe. There are two full bathrooms and one half- bathroom shared among students living in a suite.

The main lounge area is a great space to gather, relax, watch a movie, or cook a meal, and also features beautiful views of the city. It includes a large-screen television with a Netflix subscription, a pool table, ping pong tables, a community kitchen with full-sized stove and refrigerator, and vending machines.

A laundry room is on site, with state-of-the-art washers and dryers that can be conveniently reserved and monitored online.

Our fitness center is located on the 22nd floor. It is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights, and circuit machines.

The newly renovated Health and Counseling Services clinic is also conveniently located on the 22nd floor, providing medical treatment and preventative care, as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, and nutrition services to support student wellness. 

Snacks, beverages, and grab-and-go meals are available in the convenience store, located on the 11th floor of the residence hall.

Residents can practice at their leisure without leaving the building with two soundproof practice rooms on each residence floor, most of which contain well-maintained Steinway grand pianos. 

WiFi is provided throughout the building.

The residence hall offers the option of several specialized living floors to facilitate connections with peers, mentors, and campus resources: mixed gender, wellness, all male, all female, substance-free, 21+, and quiet floors.

student sitting at desk in residence hall lounge
student loading laundry into a washing machine
student shopping in convenience store
Top Left: The 11th-floor lounge is equipped with plenty of space for studying, as well as a pool table, ping pong tables, and a community kitchen.

Top Right: The residence hall's state-of-the-art laundry machines can be reserved and monitored online.

Bottom: Bottom: A convenience store, located on the 11th floor of the residence hall

Visitors and Guests

Residents are welcome to have visitors and overnight guests. Residents must remain with their visitors and guests at all times, including while signing in and out of the 11th-floor security desk.  

A visitor is a person visiting the residence hall between 6am and 12am (midnight). A visitor does not need to be pre-registered, however they must be signed into the 11th-floor security desk and provide a photo ID. Non-Juilliard visitors must present a government-issued photo ID. Visitors are welcome in our residence hall throughout the academic year, except during winter break, summer, and any time that the residence hall is closed.  

An overnight guest is a person staying in the residence hall between the hours of 12am (midnight) and 6am. A guest must be pre-registered 72 hours before the overnight guest’s visit through an online form within MyJuilliard. During the first and last two weeks of the semester, overnight guests are not permitted. Roommate permission must be obtained prior to registering an overnight guest.  

Only residential students may sign in or pre-register a visitor or overnight guest into the residence hall. Juilliard students may sign themselves into the residence hall as a visitor if they are going to Health Services, the fitness center, or Lounge 11. If a non-residential Juilliard student wants to visit a residential Juilliard student’s floor lounge or suite, they must be signed in as a visitor by the residential student.  

For more information, the Residence Hall Guest Policy can be found in the Juilliard School Student Handbook in Section X: Residence Hall Policies and Regulations