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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 The Boston Conservatory is a supportive community where there is an appreciation of individual differences and a respect for individual rights.

Please check out the Orientation page to make sure you have completed your Housing Contract and Roommate Selection Form due June 15, 2016!

The Residence Halls

On-campus housing at The Boston Conservatory consists of five historic brownstones on The Fenway in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. All of these buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 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 (extra 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


Click here to check out some of our residence hall room styles!

Who Lives On-Campus

  • First-Year Students: All first-time college students 20 years of age or younger that have not completed a full year's courseload at another college or university are required to live in the residence halls. This requirement is lifted for 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 semester 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 exemption to this rule is if the student commutes from his or her permanent residence. All first-year and transfers should complete a Housing Contract and Roommate Selection Form by June 15, 2016. 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 the Office of Housing and Student Life. 

Graduate Students: Any interested graduate student should complete the Housing Contract and Roommate Selection Form by June 15, 2016. Housing assignments will be available in July, and the Office of Housing and Student Life will communicate availablity for on-campus housing to students who are interested. If you have questions about the process, please contact

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 semester standing for inclusion in the lottery.

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

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