Living in N.Y.C.

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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.

Fall Move-In Information was sent to your Juilliard email if you were selected for on-campus housing. Please refer back to the email for detailed information, including your student mailbox number and room information.

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.

Around the City

One of the best things about attending Juilliard is the opportunity to experience the excitement of living in New York City. Even if you’re on a limited budget, there are many free and inexpensive activities, and the ease of New York City’s public transportation system allows you to explore museums, attend festivals and performance events, or simply discover the many vibrant neighborhoods that make up the city. Here are some useful links to help you navigate the Big Apple.

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