Florida White Oak Residency



White Oak Plantation is an extraordinary site consisting of 7,400 acres of pristine woodlands on the banks of the St. Marys River, 30 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida. The natural surroundings along with the wildlife conservation center provide a unique and inspirational setting for our guests.

The residency program at White Oak provides a care-free, bucolic setting for the development of the new works by emerging choreographers and dance companies. Some of those who have stayed at White Oak over the past 12 months include The American Ballet Theatre - Studio Company, Trey McIntyre Project, and Julio Bocca - Ballet Argenino.

The White Oak Conservation Center is one of the World's premiere wildlife breeding, research, and training facilities. The Center spans 600 acres and is surrounded by 6,800 acres of pine and hardwood forest. Established in 1982, White Oak Conservation Center provides conservation options for the future by maintaining genetically diverse populations of threatened species in spacious, natural facilities.


On-campus summer housing is available to MFA students through the JU ‘Village Apartments’ which are 4 bedroom apartments located on the north side of campus. Each apartment has a furnished living room, full kitchen, and 4 bedrooms for single occupancy. If you choose to live on-campus for the summer, you will live with other MFA students in an apartment that is convenient, safe, and quiet.

The pricing for on-campus housing is on the JU Residential Life website.