Office of Housing and Residence Life

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

The Meredith Willson Residence Hall is located just steps away from the school building, providing a unique opportunity to have no commute and enjoy stunning views of Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side.

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.


9 a.m.-12 a.m. midnight 
(excluding some holidays and school closure days)


The Office of Residence Life consists of two full-time professional staff members who live in the building and provide 24/7 emergency response. Additionally, three live-in graduate assistants (GAs) and 11 resident assistants (RAs) support students and promote a positive experience in the residence hall.  

Residence Life hosts approximately 75 programs each year that give 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. 


Milo Campanella, Director of Residence Life
Suesue Eldanaf, Associate Director of Residence Life
Sydney Pooler, Graduate Hall Director


Room 1102, Meredith Willson Residence Hall
(212) 799-5000, ext 7400
[email protected]

Important Dates

Please consult the 2023-2024 academic calendar for residence hall opening and closing dates.

New students should refer to New Student Orientation for arrival dates.

Housing Selection

Ready, Set, Select! Room Selection is Here!
Want to live on campus next academic year? Participate in the housing lottery and room selection process to secure your space! Please note: the steps below are for returning residents only. Information for new Juilliard students will be posted at a later date. 

1. Complete the housing application within the Housing Portal
Applications open at 12:00pm (noon) on April 5. Log into the StarRez app via Okta to get started. Once applications have opened, you will have until April 17 to submit your application materials to participate in Fall Housing Selection. Any applications received after April 17 will be considered on a rolling basis and will be assigned a space in July as space permits.

2. Pay the housing reservation fee of $150
This can be completed within the housing portal using a credit card.

3. Sign the Residence Hall Contract
You must sign the housing contract by 12:00pm (noon) on April 17. Decide if you would like to sign a one or two year contract in advance. By signing a two year contract, you will lock in this year’s rate for next academic year. You cannot edit your contract after you have made a selection.

4. Create a roommate group (optional)
You can create a group of 2 – 7 people to live with. You can edit your roommate group until 12:00pm (noon) on April 20. After this time, all existing roommate groups will be confirmed.

5. Get your timeslot
All students who have completed the housing application, paid the housing reservation fee, and signed the housing contract will receive a time slot on April 21. Students will be able to select their room from April 24 - 28.

6. Pick your room from April 24 – 28
Group leaders and solo students will be able to select a space during their designated timeslot. Room selection will close on April 28.

All steps must be completed by April 17 to be able to participate. Apply starting April 5!

For more details, reference the email titled "Housing Lottery and Room Selection Information" sent to your Juilliard email. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Housing Selection FAQ