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.


Bedrooms are organized in a suite style, with five bedrooms in each furnished suite (three doubles and two singles), 2.5 bathrooms, and a common living room with the natural light of panoramic city views. The double rooms are equipped with two bunk beds, two desks with drawers, two chests of drawers, and a small closet for each resident. The single room includes one bunk bed, one desk with drawers, one chest of drawers, and a small closet.

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 newly renovated fitness center is located on the 22nd floor, 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 and other necessities are available at Market C, the residence hall's 24/7 convenience store, located on the 11th floor.

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. Students may arrange for individual landline phone service.

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: A convenience store, "Market C," opened on the 11th floor of the residence hall in March 2018.

Visitors and Guests


A 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 less. A visitor does not need to be pre-registered, however, a visitor must still be processed through the School's Visitor Management System.

A 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.