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Welcome to Juilliard! New Student Orientation is a weeklong series of programs to welcome new students and ease their transition into the Juilliard community. It includes opportunities to meet staff, administrators, and faculty as well as attend workshops, presentations, and evening socials that will help you acclimate to Juilliard and college life. You'll get the chance to meet your classmates, especially those outside your own division, and attend orgranized outings to explore the city with the orientation leaders!

All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation. During this time, you will take placement exams, attend division-specific meetings, learn about school policies and resources, and register for classes. Meals will be provided for all participating students until the official start of the yearly meal plan.  

This page provides the essential information you'll need regarding New Student Orientation, Residence Hall Move-In, and the start of the school year. Please read through the information carefully and check back often for updates. We look forward to meeting you in August!

Your division and offices throughout the School will be contacting you throughout the summer with important updates and reminders via your Juilliard e-mail. Please be sure to check this account regularly (at least once per week). If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please contact Information TechnologyIf your e-mail is working, but you have not received Orientation e-mails from the Office of Student Affairs, please contact the OSA right away.

Please be sure to refer back to the information posted on the Admitted Students page. For information regarding tuition payments, please refer to the Fall 2013 Tuition Letter that was sent on July 3. Questions may be directed questions to Student Accounts.

Orientation 2013 Take Flight: It's Your Adventure!
Sunday, August 25, through Wednesday, September 4
Optional New York City Outings: Saturday, August 31 through Monday September 2
International Students* 
*Resident and Commuter students under Juilliard sponsored F-1 and J-1 visas
Orientation Check-In and Residence Hall Move-in: Friday, August 23, 3 p.m.– 8 p.m.
(Students arriving outside of this time frame should contact the Office of Student Affairs)
Commuter students must check in by Saturday, August 24 at 12:30 p.m. 
International Student Pre-Orientation will take place on Saturday, August 24
For more information on visa requirements, or what to bring please contact the International Advisement Office at (212) 799-5000, ext. 358, or [email protected].  
Resident Students 
Residence Hall Move-in and Orientation check-in will take place Sunday, August 25.
Please arrive between 9 a.m. and noon to the Rose Building at 165 West 65th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway). If you have not received your room and roommate assignment via your Juilliard email address, please e-mail [email protected]
For more information about what to bring, the Meredith Willson Residence Hall amenities, or residence life at Juilliard, please visit the Housing page
Commuter Students
Please check in for Orientation on Sunday, August 25, between 2 and 4 p.m., or Monday, August 26, between 9 and 9:45 a.m.
Parent and Family Orientation
Parent and Family Orientation will take place on Sunday, August 25, and Monday, August 26. For more parent and family resources including travel information, local area resources, and more please visit here.