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McAllister Tower:

Through special arrangement with the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, the Conservatory reserves a block of studio apartments every summer in the handsomely-decorated and well-maintained residence hall known as McAllister Tower.

These apartments, which students are paired up to share, have panoramic city views, private bathrooms and fully-functional kitchenettes (please see FAQs for more details). Less than a 10-minute walk from the Conservatory’s dance studios, McAllister Tower is appointed with several, very comfortable common areas, a well-equipped gym (which none of our students are likely to need!), and high-quality washing machines and dryers. Our students have been very happy with the accommodations.

The Conservatory provides on-site Resident Advisors (RAs) to monitor the whereabouts and well-being of all students residing in McAllister Tower. Whenever under-aged students (ie. under 18) leave the Tower, they are always accompanied by either a RA or adults designated by the students’ parents/guardians.

Please be sure to read through SFCD’s Tower Policies before making your decision. Any student who chooses to reside in McAllister Tower during the program must follow SFCD’s Tower Policies without exception.


Costs per student:

Session 1: $1,600 Rent + $185 RA/Admin Fee + $200 Refundable Security Deposit

Session 2: $1,068 Rent + $185 RA/Admin Fee + $200 Refundable Security Deposit

Session 3: $1,068 Rent + $185 RA/Admin Fee + $200 Refundable Security Deposit

Sessions 1 & 3: $2,668 Rent + $370 RA/Admin Fee + $200 Refundable Security Deposit

Sessions 2 & 3: $2,136 Rent + $370 RA/Admin Fee + $200 Refundable Security Deposit


Optional Dinner Plan

As the U.C. Hastings cafeteria is closed during the summer, the Conservatory has arranged with a caterer to provide nutritious, well-balanced, hot dinners, served daily in McAllister Tower’s top-floor Sky Room exclusively for those of our students who opt for this plan.

$390 for 4 weeks (Session 1, 2 or 3)

$780 for 8 weeks (Sessions 1 & 3 or 2 &3)

(Note: The dinner plan will not begin until Sunday, June 10th. From then on, dinners will be served every day except for the days of our SFCD field trips and the last two days in the theater)

For more information about McAllister Tower and the optional dinner plan please contact Student Services via the button below or by telephone at (415) 309-7450.

Other Options:

For those out-of-town students age 18 or over who wish to be more independent there are a number of residence hotels to investigate. While we take no position as to recommending them or not, a few that we are aware of include the Vantaggio Suites, The Kenmore, and the Monroe Residence Club.