Living in New York City as a college student is a dream come true. At the Juilliard School, you are living right in Lincoln
Center, which provides you with many opportunities to see different shows in all art forms. Many people tend to stay in the dorms for the connivence it brings to students. The school is connected to the dorms by a short walkway outside. With student's busy schedules, being that close to the school is very helpful.
The living arrangements are arranged in a suite style living. In each suite there are 5 dorms, three double rooms and two single rooms. Also, each suite is equipped with a living room area and three bathrooms, which all contain a toilet and sink, one with a bathtub, and one with a shower. The bathrooms and suite are cleaned weekly by students to keep the environment sanitary.
Freshmen are required to live in the dorms, while upperclassmen are put into the housing lottery. To apply for housing for the following year, students are required to attend three informational seminars called Horizons. These seminars range from a variety of relevant young adult related topics from information on substance abuse and warning signs of sexual assault, to a lesson on the history of hip hop dancing. Many students attend these because they want to stay in the dorms for their convenient location.
Being such a small school, the social atmosphere created amongst students is incredible. Everyone shares a common passion for the performing arts, and the school is constantly putting on events for students to participate in. Having the school located in the heart of Manhattan also gives students the chance to explore the city and see what all New York has to offer.