Living on campus is a great opportunity for students to grow as artists and citizens. More than just a convenience, it is an important part of the social and academic lives of students. Students who live on campus do better academically, in part due to the easy access to support services. In addition, living in close proximity to other students who are taking the same classes helps to develop social networks that contribute to a successful college experience.
By living on campus, you will interact with people who are very talented and unique. You will also meet people whose experiences, values, and priorities are different from yours. This is your first step toward broadening your horizons as a student and an artist. Residential life at Boston Conservatory is a supportive community where there is an appreciation of individual differences and a respect for individual rights.
The Residence Halls
On-campus housing at Boston Conservatory at Berklee consists of five historic brownstones in the Fenway section of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The layout of each residence hall is different, each room is unique, and the number of students housed in each hall ranges from 25 to 50. Several types of rooms are available to undergraduate students: quints, quads, triples, doubles, and singles (for an additional charge). Every room contains furniture for each student, including an extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, and bureau.
For information on housing costs, please see our Tuition and Fees section.
Who Lives On Campus
First-Time College Students: First-time college students, including first-year students and transfers, live in the residence halls.
Returning Students: Students who wish to return to live in the residence halls may apply for the lottery. A limited number of rooms are available for returning students.
Note: On-campus housing is not available for graduate students. Berklee's Student Activities Office can assist in your search for off-campus housing and commuting solutions.
How to Sign Up for On-Campus Housing
Application Information for Entering Students
Applying for a space in the residence halls is a separate process from applying for admission to the Conservatory. The housing application is available to students through Admissions only after you have been accepted to the college and confirmed your intention to attend by submitting your admissions tuition deposit.
The housing application will become available no later than February 9. Once you have made your tuition deposit, the housing application will become available through the Admissions portal. Additional information about the application process can be found here.
Application Information for Returning Students
Students can sign up to live in the residence halls for the following academic year in March of the spring semester. In order for current students to be eligible for on-campus housing, they must pay the non-refundable housing deposit before the day of the Returning Student Housing Lottery and be in attendance at the lottery to request their room.
Note: All room assignments are contracted for the entire year. There are no single-semester contracts.
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