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Welcome to Housing Operations, where we believe that through community living, students can develop important personal, social and interpersonal skills. Through your experiences in conservatory housing, we hope you will have the opportunity to learn to appreciate and respect individual differences and cultural diversity while fostering personal growth and developing a greater understanding of your own identity.

There is a two-year residency requirement for all new students attending the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. This policy requires that first and second-year students reside in conservatory housing or at home with a parent or legal guardian. If you are interested in pursuing a commuter exemption please contact us at for more information.

On-campus housing is provided to registered, full-time students at the Peabody Conservatory. If a student withdraws, takes a leave of absence, fails to register full-time for the semester, or is academically dismissed, the individual will be required to vacate university housing immediately.

Freshman and sophomore students are expected to reside in Peabody’s residence hall. With special permission from the Housing Office, a freshman or sophomore may be permitted to live off campus. Juniors and seniors are expected to live off-campus. Juniors and seniors who choose to commute from home report this when filing the FAFSA. The room and meal portion of a student’s budget is set automatically by our financial aid system based on the logic above. At registration census (typically 2 weeks after the start of classes), an exception report will identify students receiving financial aid whose on/off campus housing status does not align with what was charged on the student’s bill. Corrections to budgets and/or awards will be made by the financial aid office.