Welcome to the Student Handbook! This book contains a wealth of information to help you navigate the School and New York City. It is the responsibility of each student to read this handbook and become familiar with Juilliard's policies as well as your rights and responsibilities as citizens of this institution.
The Juilliard School Student Handbook is now published online only and all updates to polices within the Student Handbook will be noted here.
Please contact the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Residential Life, or the Dean of Student Affairs should you require a printed copy. If you require assistance with access to the online version, please contact the Office of Academic Support Services.
Message from the President
Hours of Operation
Student Support Services
Student Code of Conduct & Judicial Process
Campus Life Policies & Procedures
New York City Resources
The Juilliard School is an institution that embodies the discipline, energy, and beauty of the performing arts. It is also a school dedicated to supporting you, not only as complete performing artists, but also as complete human beings. The faculty and administration of The Juilliard School will make every effort possible to ensure that your studies here are successful and filled with creativity and fulfillment. In the upcoming academic year, you will experience and participate in many extraordinary presentations in dance, drama, and music, which will have a profound impact on your studies here. It is also hoped that you will take advantage of all that Juilliard and New York City have to offer. This handbook contains valuable information about school and city resources, as well as important rights and responsibilities governing all members of The Juilliard School. Immerse yourselves in all this great institution has to offer as you become important members of the Juilliard community.
Hours of Operation at The Juilliard School include the School, Health and Counseling Services, the Fredrick P. Rose Fitness Center, the Lila Acheson Wallace Library, the Samuel B. and David Rose Building Cafeteria, and the Juilliard Store.
Directory information including phone numbers, email addresses, and room location for Academic Departments, Administrative Offices, Student Services, the Concert Office, Box Office and more.
The Juilliard School strives to create and support a professional environment that is conducive to the artistic, educational, and personal development of its students. All members of the Juilliard community (students, faculty, and staff) share the responsibility for maintaining such an environment. The Juilliard School offers the following degrees and programs:
Essential Elements of a Curriculum
Students admitted to the educational programs of The Juilliard School are held to high professional standards in preparation for successful careers in the performing arts. To that end, they must possess aptitude, abilities, and skills in the following six areas, and be able to perform independently described functions in each area:
- Behavioral and Social Attributes
- Communication Skills
- Intellect, Instinct, and Imagination
- Motor and Sensory Skills
- Observation and Self-Awareness
- Performance and Rehearsal Discipline
Collectively, these six areas and all associated functions are designated “Essential Elements of the Curriculum.” Adherence to these professional standards is considered an integral part of the educational process in all programs of study at The Juilliard School. Click HERE to read more about each element.
Technical standards are specific to each division and specify those attributes the faculty considers necessary for undergoing and completing the training program and entering the profession. For specific technical standards within the divisions, please select the Technical Standards link located in your Web Adviser portal.
The Juilliard School strives to create a safe, comfortable, and professional environment that is conducive to the educational and personal well-being of the students. It is expected that all members of the Juilliard community, including school offices, employees, students, programs, and organizations contribute in the maintenance of such an environment. It is important to always be aware of the rights and responsibilities held by each student.
The Juilliard School Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Process section contains the rules and regulations of The Juilliard School to which all members of the college community agree to abide. The School reserves the right to revise any of the information, policies, procedures, rules or regulations in this document at any time.
Any revisions to the Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Process will be highlighted in red text for six months from the date of revision and an email will be sent to all campus community members informing them of the change.
The Juilliard School strives to create a safe, comfortable, and professional environment that is conducive to the educational and personal well-being of the students. It is expected that all members of the Juilliard community (students, faculty, and staff) contribute in the maintenance of such an environment.
Whenever policies or procedures change, this page will be updated to display the most current version. If you have questions regarding any of the policies listed, you may contact the Dean of Student Affairs at 212-799-5000 Ext. 7447.
Living in New York City for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. However, once you become acclimated to “the Big Apple,” it is easy to see that New York offers a profusion of resources, from artistic events to places of worship. The ease of New York City’s public transportation system allows you to explore museums, attend performing arts events (including Broadway and Off-Broadway shows), or simply explore the many vibrant neighborhoods that make up the city. As a student, there are lots of inexpensive venues to experience!
Finding your way from place to place is no easy task if you’re a newcomer to New York City, but after only a few trips on mass transit, you will discover that the city’s public transportation systems are designed to move New Yorkers as quickly and conveniently as possible. With your destination in mind, and with a basic knowledge of your transportation options, you can board a subway, bus or taxi, you’ll be on your way!
The subways are your best bet for swift and easy travel. Trains operate 24 hours daily and can usually get you within just a few blocks of your destination. A ride on the subway currently costs $2.25 with a MetroCard or $2.50 for a Single Ride ticket. Students who live off campus and ride the subway every day may want to purchase either a 7-day unlimited ride or 30-day unlimited ride MetroCard for long-term savings. MetroCards can be purchased at booths located in every station. Lines at the token booths are usually quite long during rush hours so buy your MetroCards in advance or at the MetroCard vending machines located in most subway stations. Subway maps are available at token booths or in the Office of Student Affairs. Juilliard is accessible by taking the No. 1 train (red line local) to 66th Street and Broadway; the A/C (blue line), or B/D (orange line) trains to 59th Street and Broadway (Columbus Circle); or the 2/3 (red line express) to 72nd Street and Broadway.
Buses provide an above-ground alternative to the subway, but they are also slower. Buses on the north-south routes stop at every second or third block on the major avenues. Crosstown buses (east-west routes) stop at almost every street corner. Bus fare is currently $2.25; a MetroCard or exact change is necessary. Drivers do not carry change and will not accept dollar bills. The M66 (crosstown), M104, M11, M5, and M7 all make stops in the immediate area. Bus schedules and maps that diagram specific bus routes are posted at most bus stops. You can also pick up a bus map in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 100.
For more information about subways and buses, call the M.T.A. at 718-330-1234 or visit www.mta.info.
If you have a little extra cash, taking a taxi is always an option. Taxis can bring you to the front door of your destination fairly quickly. During rush hours, however, taxis move very slowly through traffic and can be more expensive.
You will find two types of taxis in New York: yellow cabs and gypsy cabs. Gypsy cabs are privately owned and are not metered. Therefore, newcomers to the city are advised to take yellow cabs. Yellow cabs (or medallion cabs) are easily identified by their color and their rooftop medallion number signs. These cabs are licensed and registered. Fares are computed on a meter which sits near the dashboard and can be easily monitored from the backseat. Available cabs are indicated by the lighted rooftop lights. Fares are calculated for every 1/5 of a mile. You will also be charged for waiting in slow traffic. Don’t forget to tip—15% of the fare is the standard rate. And it’s a good idea to ask the driver for a receipt.
One obvious advantage of going to school in New York City is the easy access you have to a thriving performing arts community. It has often been said that all of New York is a stage. Those craving culture do not have to empty their pockets in pursuit of worthwhile performances. In addition to discount tickets and clubs that offer lowered prices, there are numerous stages with inexpensive or at least reasonable admission rates.
TKTS Discount Booths
TKTS Discount Booths offer tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays at up to 50% off. TKTS Times Square, TKTS Seaport, and TKTS Downtown Brooklyn accept credit cards, cash, traveler's checks, or TKTS gift certificates. All locations sell tickets at 50%, 40%, 30% and 20% off full-price (plus a $4.00 per ticket service charge, which helps support other TDF services and programs). Availability and ticket inventory change throughout the day and at the discretion of individual productions. Visit www.tdf.org for locations and hours of operation.
Theater Development Fund (T.D.F.)
A performing arts mailing list service, T.D.F. offers low-cost vouchers that entitle you to enter any participating performance group free or for a minimal charge. Broadway and Off- Broadway tickets are also occasionally available at significantly reduced rates. T.D.F. applications are available online at www.tdf.org.
Juilliard Box Office
Tickets to many Juilliard performances are available to students free of charge through the Box Office. Check the Calendar of Events on the Juilliard Web site to see what tickets are available, and when they will be distributed. The Box Office is located on street level at the main entrance to the School, and is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Some performances are ticketed and offered for sale to the general public. In 2013-14, Juilliard has decided to include an admission charge for a number of popular concerts that had been free in the past. For many of these events, however, students and faculty may be admitted without charge or at a discount, or can attend a dress rehearsal. Check with the Box Office for ticket availability for these performances.
Free student tickets to non-Juilliard productions around town are occasionally available at the Juilliard Box Office. Students are advised to check with the Box Office as tickets often become available on the same day as the performance. Events include performances of the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and special productions throughout the city for no charge. For more information about the Box Office call (212) 769-7406.
Tickets for the annual dance concerts with the Juilliard Orchestra are distributed by the Dance Division to dance students. All others must get their tickets from the Box Office.
Limited tickets for all fourth-year Drama Division productions are available at no charge in the Box Office two weeks prior to the first performance date of each production. Students can also often be accommodated just prior to curtain time.
Tickets for the final third-year productions, held in the Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater, are available in the Box Office two weeks prior to the first performance date of the production.
Lincoln Center houses the David H. Koch Theater, home of the New York City Opera and New York City Ballet; Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic; the Metropolitan Op era House, home of the Metropolitan Opera Company; the Vivian Beaumont and Mitzi E. Newhouse Theaters, home of the Lincoln Center Theater; and Alice Tully Hall, home of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home is the Rose Theater at the Time-Warner Center at Columbus Circle.
Juilliard students and staff can attend selected open dress rehears als of the New York Philharmonic. A limited number of free tickets for dress rehearsals are available at the Juilliard Box Office on the Monday of the week in which the rehearsal takes place. Students can purchase inexpensive rush tickets for select New York Philharmonic concerts up to 10 days before the concert on the orchestra’s Web site at nyphil.org/studentrush. Rush tickets to N.Y. Philharmonic concerts may also be available for purchase at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office on the day of the performance only. All student rush tickets are subject to availability.
When available, student rush tickets for New York City Opera and New York City Ballet performances are on sale at the Koch Theater on the day of performance. Rush tickets may also be available at Alice Tully Hall for selected events.
Every semester, all students receive the Lincoln Center Student Discount Guide in their campus mailboxes.
881 Seventh Avenue, at 57th Street (212-247-7800). The legendary concert hall, with near-perfect acoustics, offers a range of performances. Some tickets are discounted to students with an ID on the day of performance.
Merkin Concert Hall
Located in the Abraham Goodman House, 129 West 67th Street (212-501-3303). Opened in 1978, this small recital hall presents chamber music and solo performances. It also occasionally features traditional ethnic folk music. Half-price student rush tickets are available for select concerts only. You must present your ID card.
The “heart” of American theater stretches along Broadway, although most of the 42 commercial Broadway theaters are located in the area around Times Square. (Incidentally, a “Broadway” theater is designated as such by the number of seats in the theater, and not on its location on the street called Broadway!) Check listings for musicals and plays.
Some of the best-known Off-Broadway houses are located on the 42nd Street block between Ninth and 10th Avenues (known as “Theater Row”). Other locations are scattered from the Village through Chelsea up through the Upper West Side and elsewhere.
There are more than 200 small houses in such creative spaces as lofts, garages, and churches. A little courageous exploring might turn up a gem.
In addition to the more standard fare, New York offers numerous alternative performance spaces which often combine music, theater, dance, and the visual arts. Prices are most reasonable.
There are many houses of worship in New York City. Below is a partial list of religious centers in the Lincoln Center area and beyond. (To find out the times of services, call the individual place or worship, or visit its Web site.)
Calvary Baptist Church — 123 W. 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, 975-0170.
New York Buddhist Church — 332 Riverside Drive, between 105th and 106th Streets, 678-0305. (English services at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays.)
Church of the Heavenly Rest — 2 E. 90th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, 289-3400.
Parish of Calvary/St. George’s — 209 E. 16th Street, (646) 723-4199.
St. Thomas Church — Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street, 757-7013.
Holy Trinity Cathedral — 319 E. 74th Street, between First and Second Avenues, 288-3215.
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah — N.Y.C.’s synagogue for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender Jews, their families, and friends.
57 Bethune St., 929-9498. (Some services are held at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue, at 28th Street.)
Fifth Avenue Synagogue — 5 East 62nd Street, 838-2122.
Lincoln Square Synagogue — 200 Amsterdam Avenue, at 69th Street, 874-6100.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue — 30 W. 68th Street, at Central Park West, 877-4050.
Advent Lutheran Church — Corner of Broadway and 93rd Street, 866-2100.
Holy Trinity Lutheran — 3 West 65th Street, at Central Park West, 877-6815.
Christ Church — 520 Park Avenue, at 60th Street, 838-3036.
Lexington United Methodist Church — 150 E. 62nd Street, 838-6915.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — Columbus Avenue and W. 65th Street, (917) 441-8220.
Islamic Society — 154 E. 55th Street, 888-7838.
Muhammad’s Mosque — 106 W. 127th Street, 865-1200.
Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood — 130 W 113th Street, 662-4100.
Church of the U.N. — 777 U.N. Plaza, between E. 44th Street and First Avenue, 661-1762.
Riverside Church — Riverside Drive and 122nd Street, 870-6700.
Times Square Church — 51st Street and Broadway, 541-6300.
Church of the Covenant — 310 E. 42nd Street, at Second Avenue, 697-3185.
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church — 7 W. 55th Street, at Fifth Avenue, 247-0490.
Presbyterian Church — 1359 Broadway, between 36th and 37th Streets, 808-4460.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral — Fifth Avenue and 50th Street, 753-2261.
St. Paul the Apostle — 405 W. 59th Street, 265-3495 or 265-3495.
All Souls Unitarian — 1157 Lexington Avenue, at E. 80th Street, 535-5530.
Fourth Universalist Society — 160 110th Street, 595-1658.
Metropolitan Community Church of New York — A church of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community. 446 W. 36th Street, between Ninth and 10th Avenues, 629-7440.
Banking in New York requires patience. It is advisable for you to open a checking or savings account at a nearby bank as soon as possible. You will then be able to deposit checks and withdraw money. But be warned: you cannot cash paychecks unless you have enough money in your account to cover the check. Out-of-town checks take about 10 business days to clear. Since most banks are closed on weekends, it is a good idea to establish an account with a bank that has A.T.M. access throughout the city.
Note: International students who wish to open a bank account are encouraged to visit the International Advisement Office for advice and recommendation. To open an account you must have: Form I-20 or IAP-66, a valid passport, and the I-94 card (the white card stapled to your passport).
These are some of the banks in the Juilliard area:
Bank of America
1886 Broadway, at W. 63rd Street, (212) 245-4935
Capital One Bank
2025 Broadway, at W. 69th Street, (212) 799-9200
1860 Broadway, at W. 61st Street, (212) 877-5667 (Students may cash work-study checks with a Juilliard ID at this branch.)
2030 Broadway, at W. 70th Street, (212) 580-6493
162 Amsterdam Ave., at W. 67th Street, (212) 873-9009
2025 Broadway, at W. 70th Street, (212) 362-0635
1790 Broadway, at W. 58th Street, (212) 582-2855
1995 Broadway, at W. 68th Street, (212) 579-9418
2040 Broadway, at W. 70th Street, (212) 769-7340