On-Campus Housing

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.

Note: For the 2016-2017 academic year, housing options will remain the same. Any changes in housing due to the merger with Berklee will be communicated when they occur.

For information on housing costs, please see our Tuition and Fees section.

Who Lives On Campus

  • First-Year Students: All first-time college students 20 years of age or younger who have not completed a full year's course load at another college or university are required to live in the residence halls. This requirement does not apply to students who commute from their permanent residence.
  • Transfer Students: Transfer student housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis for those transfer students wishing to live on campus.
  • Graduate Students: There are a limited number of rooms available for graduate students, if they would like to live on campus. 
  • Current Students: If rooms are still available, students who wish to return to live in the residence halls have first choice of rooms, and their priority in the selection process is based on academic standing.

How to Sign Up for On-Campus Housing

First-Year Students and Transfer Students: All first-time college students 20 years of age or under are required to live on campus and must pay the non-refundable housing deposit. The only exception to this rule is if the student commutes from his or her permanent residence. All first-year and transfers should complete the Housing Contract and Roommate Selection Form by June 15. All attempts will be made to place you with students who best match your roommate preferences. Roommate and dorm assignments are distributed in July and are subject to change at the discretion of Housing and Residence Life.

Graduate Students: Any interested graduate student should complete the Housing Contract and Roommate Selection Form by June 15. Housing assignments will be available in July, and Housing and Residence Life will communicate availability for on-campus housing to students who are interested. If you have questions about the process, please contact reslife@bostonconservatory.edu.

Current 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. Priority is based on space available and academic standing for inclusion in the lottery.

NOTE: All room assignments are contracted for the entire year. There are no single-semester contracts.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at reslife@bostonconservatory.edu.