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 $6,600. 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

Semester Dates Cost
Fall 2017 August 12 – December 9 $3,300
Spring 2018 January 6 – May 5 $3,300
Maymester 2017 $400
May & Summer 2017 $1,200

*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 reduced by $1,000 so that the cost is $2,300 per semester or $4,600 per academic year.