Make a home at Watkins

Being close to your classmates, your classes, your studio, the 24-7 facilities, and your community—at such a reasonable rate—is pivotal to your development as an artist. Not to mention being so close to Nashville’s cultural offerings. We’ve provided here a table of the costs for on-campus housing each semester. The costs listed below include all utilities that come with your apartment (including internet). The cost for a regular academic year (both fall and spring semesters, without May or summer) totals $6,850. Campus housing during May and summer is only available to students who are either employed by the college or are enrolled in a class or academic internship.  All residents must plan on moving out of campus housing by the closing dates noted in the chart.

For additional information or questions, contact the Office of Residence Life at 615.277.7437 or

Fall 2019August 11, 2019 - December 8, 2019$3,425
Spring 2020January 12, 2020 - May 11, 2020$3,425
Maymester 2019$450
May & Summer 2019$1,500

*Occasionally, if necessary, a room may be bunked (two students sharing a single bedroom). If a student lives in a bunked room, the cost per semester is $2,350 per semester or $4,700 per academic year.