COVID-19 Academic Plan

Introduction and Process

Juilliard has reinvented the 2020-21 academic year in light of the many challenges and uncertainties created by the ongoing COVID-19 global health crisis. To help guide our decision-making, the Office of the Provost appointed 14 working groups involving more than 70 staff and faculty across departments throughout the school. Members of the Juilliard Community can view the working groups here. We have also consulted with medical and engineering experts, compiled survey data from the community, and sought input from members of the Juilliard Student Congress. While it is not possible to eliminate all risks, the changes we are making to our school year and the safety plans we are putting in place are meant to guard against those risks to the extent possible. To be successful, this plan will require all members of our community to take appropriate precautions and follow all safety guidelines.

The working groups were asked to make recommendations with two overriding commitments in mind: 1) community safety and 2) the integrity of the educational experience. The plan presented here aims to provide a pathway where these two commitments intersect.

The Calendar

In order to deliver the highest quality educational experience possible, we have reinvented the academic calendar and reimagined how our educational content can be delivered with maximum flexibility. All our work is informed by public health guidelines.

Our academic year began with a brand-new Juilliard Summer Term including for-credit and non-credit offerings with no additional tuition charge. Over 300 students took credit-bearing courses and hundreds more students and faculty are engaged in studio and performance classes, the Liberal Arts department’s Camp Juilliard, virtual projects such as our Community Cadence series and other departmental activities.

The year has continued under the latest health guidelines with an elongated fall semester divided into three 7-week blocks: Block 1 was fully online but with the building available as a resource, Block 2 phases in on-campus learning and performance work, and Block 3 will remain in a hybrid mode focusing on major study and performance opportunities. While the spring semester officially begins on March 1, many spring semester academic courses will begin early and will be delivered completely online. The spring semester will conclude with an intensive seven weeks of performance-only activities.

This plan:

  • Makes the best use of remote online learning while delaying and phasing in on-campus learning and performance work.

  • Preserves a meaningful period of time to focus on major study and performance work

  • Reduces density in the building and in the residence hall

  • Provides enhanced opportunities, including added weeks of instruction and a summer term, at no additional cost to students.

  • Invests in resources, training, and technology to help ensure the online work meets our standard of excellence

  • Prioritizes equitable access to resources and opportunities across departments and programs

  • Provides the flexibility to respond to health concerns, potential travel restrictions, and international student visa delays

  • Allows us to respond to changing conditions and health guidelines as necessary

Below is an outline of how we envision each block. The details of each block are subject to change if required by public health guidance as the situation continues to evolve.

Dates below are specific to the College Division—the Preparatory Division will follow a similar plan, and specific dates can be found here.

Summer Term – Online for credit and non-credit offerings – 6 weeks
July 6 – August 14
  • Optional, included in fall-semester tuition

  • 1 credit-bearing course per student, plus noncredit offerings

  • No building access for students, limited access for staff and faculty by advance appointment


Fall Term – Block 1—Online, Building Available as Resource—7 weeks
August 31 – October 16
  • First half of 14-week courses, possible 7-week courses

  • Building access for students who need it, with approval and advanced reservation, subject to health guidelines

  • Residence hall students with specific needs may move in by request

  • Limited access for staff and faculty as needed

  • No public or guest access to building


Fall Term— Block 2 – Hybrid Online and In-Person—7 weeks
October 29 – December 18
  • Option for individual students to remain fully online
  • Phased-in small group performance classes and rehearsals on campus

  • Second half of 14-week courses (most online, some in-person if possible)

  • Building access, subject to building guidelines and screening protocols, which will be based on health and safety guidance available at that time

  • In-person small group work allowed (pending health guidelines)

  • Small ensemble performances and preparation for Block 3 ensemble performances

  • Livestreamed performances and recording projects

  • Residence hall contracts begin—cap of 250 students allowing for single room occupancy

  • Continued phasing-in of building access for faculty/staff

  • No public or guest access (except guest artists) to building


Fall Term: Block 3 – Focus on Major Study and Performance Work AND Early start of spring semester academic classes – Hybrid Online and In-Person – 6 weeks

Monday, January 11 – Friday, February 19 
  • Fall Term Block 3 work: including the second half of any performance or practicum classes that started in Block 2 and in-person performance activities. In-person performance work will follow the same safety protocols as currently in place for Block 2. Block 3 activities will conclude on February 19 and fall semester grades will be issued shortly after. 

  • Many spring semester academic classes (for example, Liberal Arts, Music Theory and Analysis, Music History, Graduate Studies, and Ear Training) will begin early and run from Monday, January 11 to Friday, April 23.  These courses will be delivered completely online. Dance and Drama academic courses will be coordinated directly through the divisions and they will be in touch with Block 3 and spring semester schedules as soon as possible.  A complete list of courses that start on January 11 will be made available as part of the advisement and registration process. 

  • Option for individual students to remain fully online

  • Building access with health-screening, physical distancing, and health and safety protocols as appropriate

  • In-person small group work allowed, according to current health guidelines

  • Continued phasing-in of building access for faculty/staff

  • No public or guest access (except guest artists) to building

  • Livestreamed performances and recording projects


Spring Break
Saturday, February 20 – Sunday, February 28
  • No classes/rehearsals


Official Start of Spring Term: Hybrid Online and In-Person—8 weeks
Monday, March 1—Friday, April 23
  • Official start of spring semester

  • Academic classes that begin on January 11 will continue through April 23

  • All other courses (largely performance-based and practicum courses) will begin on March 1 and continue through June 11

  • Option for individual students to remain fully online



Spring Term Continued – Performance Work – 7 weeks
Monday, April 26 – Friday, June 11
  • Performance period

  • Courses that began on March 1 continue through June 11

  • Option for individual students to remain fully online

  • Commencement: Friday, June 18 

Academic Calendar and Registration 

Revised academic advisement and course registration schedule 

For academic advisement and online registration for the spring term, please click here. If you have any further questions, please contact the Registrar’s office.

Health and Safety Update

#JuilliardThrivesTogether, and our success depends on our collective willingness to follow the same set of health and safety procedures. A key component of this safety plan is YOU. These plans are only effective with your cooperation, and we are relying on everyone who enters the building to observe the safety procedures.

Our safety plan is being developed in consultation with medical experts, an outside engineering firm, and our health and facilities colleagues at Lincoln Center. These procedures and safety protocols provided for safe and limited use of the building in Block 1 for those who needed it, and will prepare us for a hybrid learning environment in Block 2, and allow for in-person performance work along with a hybrid learning environment during Block 3.

For as long as health guidelines require, each person entering the building will be required to follow all safety protocols, including physical distancing, handwashing, wearing face coverings, cleaning protocols, following new traffic patterns in the building, and other requirements.

The following protocols have been put in place to protect the community:


Testing will be a key part of our safety plans. For the spring semester, both baseline testing and routine testing are required for those who have not yet been fully vaccinated. Please see the section below for information and updates about vaccines.

  • Baseline Testing: Juilliard currently requires that all students and faculty who have not met the vaccination criteria provide a negative baseline COVID diagnostic test before your first entry (or reentry) to the Juilliard facilities even if you have already completed a baseline test for Blocks 1, 2, or 3. This testing will help prevent anyone from unknowingly bringing the virus with them and give us a baseline understanding of the status of our community. Your test must be a PCR (nasal swab or saliva) COVID-19 diagnostic test, not an antibody test.

    • Residential students: This test must take place prior to your return to the Diamond Building in the spring semester. For students moving into the Residence Hall for the first time to start the spring semester, this test must also take place prior to your spring semester move-in date to the Rose Building. The results of your baseline test must be provided before you arrive on campus.

    • If you are not required to quarantine due to travel, you should seek a baseline test dated within 10 days prior to your first entry (or reentry) to the Juilliard facilities.

    • Please see the section below for more details, including information about where to get a test and how to submit student test results.

  • Routine Community Testing: In addition to the required baseline testing, Juilliard will continue to require weekly PCR COVID-19 testing for all residential students as well as all students living off campus who plan to come to the Diamond Building for any reason that week. Students who have been vaccinated and have met the testing criteria as described below are not required to participate in weekly COVID testing. Additionally, we ask that anyone working regularly in the building—including public safety, facilities, piano technicians, and any faculty or staff regularly in sustained contact with others as part of their work duties—also participate in the weekly testing in the Diamond Building. Any other faculty or staff members who are in the building during testing times are welcome to register for an appointment as well.

    Juilliard’s routine testing will take place on-campus and without charge, through Cayuga Health System. The is a self-administered saliva test that has a high rate of accuracy and a fast (1-2 day) turnaround time. An instructional video may be found here.

Students who take a test outside of Juilliard must electronically send a pdf, scan, or photo of their negative test result to Student Health Services ([email protected]) or upload it to Medicat (located in Okta). Please include your full name, test collection date, type of test, and result.

Additionally, please be reminded that no one can enter the building without a valid QR code for that day. Students who do not currently have access to the building should submit a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR test only) collected off campus to [email protected] with the subject “Spring Baseline Test Result.” Students who have been vaccinated should refer to the section below for information on how to demonstrate you have met the vaccination criteria. The process for building approval involves multiple departments, and it may take up to two business days to process your information and grant you building access—please plan ahead.

If a test comes back positive, the department of health, the school, and the individual will be notified, and appropriate steps will be taken to assist the individual and protect the community.

As a reminder, anyone who is experiencing symptoms or who has been in contact with a COVID-positive person must immediately get tested using a PCR (nasal swab) test. Please be in touch with the appropriate office ([email protected] for students, [email protected] for faculty and staff), and be sure to fill out this form right away to ensure that you get appropriate medical attention and help keep our community safe. This is the procedure for all enrolled students, whether residential or nonresidential, whether in-person, hybrid, or all-remote.

In New York State, testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline at (888) 364-3065. If you go to a test site run by New York State, there is no charge. NYS testing

New York City offers free testing through the City Health & Hospitals Corporation, and NYC locations can be found here.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have been informed by a contact tracer or other health professional that you have been exposed, are in a household with someone who is sick or has tested positive, or yourself have tested positive within 14 days of coming back to campus, please do not come to campus, and let Student Health Services know right away so we can provide support and any necessary arrangements.

Please know that testing alone is not an effective strategy; it must work alongside other safety measures, including wearing masks, social distancing, staying out of crowds, frequent handwashing, and general good hygiene and cleaning.

  • Flu Shots: Flu shots are now widely available nationwide, and we strongly encourage everyone to receive their flu shot this year. The flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. Information on flu shot availability for students will be forthcoming from Health Services. While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, there are many important benefits, including:

    a. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and other severe health consequences. 

    b. Getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.

Information and Updates about Vaccines

Anyone 16 years or older in New York State is now eligible to sign up for the vaccine. Students can find more information aimed at helping students secure a vaccine appointment here. We will continue to share further information by email.

We continue to explore ways in which our safety protocols can evolve as more and more members of the community receive the vaccine. At this time:

Students who have been vaccinated are not required to participate in weekly COVID testing or baseline testing if the following criteria are met:

  • Fully vaccinated (more than two weeks after the second dose for two-dose vaccines; more than two weeks after vaccination for one-dose vaccines) and
  • Vaccination card or record submitted to Health Services via the Student COVID Vaccination Form

Faculty and staff should refer to the Human Resources email sent on Tuesday, March 30, for details on vaccines and testing opportunities.

At this time, all other COVID protocols, including mask-wearing, activity-specific and instrumental PPE, social distancing, frequent handwashing, and room use/room rest guidelines must be followed regardless of whether or not you are vaccinated. We understand that it is tempting to become complacent about these rules, especially if you are vaccinated, but scientific data is not yet definitive on the question of whether vaccines prevent you from being a passive carrier of infection to others. Continued following of these rules is essential for the protection of everyone in the community. Violations of COVID protocols will continue to be addressed through the student code of conduct, and being vaccinated will not excuse the violation. We will update you regarding further changes to our protocols as vaccine eligibility, availability, and information expand over the next few months.

As a reminder: if you have any COVID symptoms, have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, or are not feeling well, regardless of your vaccination status do not come to Juilliard. Let us know immediately—students contact Health Services; faculty and staff, contact Human Resources—and then submit the COVID Response Form.

Vaccination Requirements for the Summer and 2021-2022 Academic Year

In order to return as safely as possible in the fall to a fully in-person experience, Juilliard will require all new and returning students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall semester. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines “fully vaccinated” as 14 days after the second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Please see the Juilliard College Student Immunization Policy for more information on COVID-19 and other vaccination requirements

Students who wish to access the building this summer will also be required to provide a proof of being fully vaccinated (more than 14 days after the final dose) prior to entering the building. Please see the Summer Building Access section of this page for more information. We also continue to encourage all faculty and staff to get vaccinated if they have not already done so. 

We believe that this step will allow us to provide as safe, productive, and consistent an experience as possible for our work together. Ensuring our student population is vaccinated will also reduce the need for mandatory testing and other covid-related restrictions for students.

  • Vaccine types accepted: At this time, Juilliard is accepting vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Jannsen)) and also by the World Health Organization (WHO) (currently including AstraZeneca/Oxford (AZD1222), Covishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19), Sinopharm (BIBP) and Sinovac (CoronaVac)). Students who receive non-FDA approved or Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) vaccines are encouraged (but not required) to obtain FDA approved or EUA vaccines upon arrival in the U.S. The list of approved vaccines is subject to change, and further adjustments will be communicated via email.

  • International students: We understand that some international students outside of the U.S. may not have access to accepted COVID-19 vaccines. Upon arrival, these students will need to obtain a COVID-19 PCR test, receive one dose of approved COVID-19 vaccine, and quarantine until documentation of a negative PCR test and one dose of vaccine is received by Health Services; then students may leave quarantine and begin their in-person school activities. There may be additional testing requirements until the student is fully vaccinated. If you are an international student who will need a COVID vaccine and test when you arrive, please contact Health Services at [email protected] so we can provide assistance with this process.

  • Domestic students: Domestic students are expected to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival, and will not be allowed into the Diamond Building or to move into the Residence Hall without meeting this requirement.

  • Exemptions: As is the case with proof of vaccination or immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella, Juilliard students may apply for a medical or religious waiver. For information on applying for a medical or religious waiver, please contact Health Services at [email protected].

  • Start date: As of Monday June 21, students will need to provide documentation of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access the Juilliard building. Students who will not be returning to Juilliard until the fall semester and new students will need to provide proof of vaccination prior to their first event on campus, whether that is orientation, the start of classes, or any other activity. More information about deadlines to submit proof of vaccination for the fall semester will be shared in the coming months.

Only students fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be allowed in the Juilliard buildings (Diamond and Rose). Exceptions are international students who are receiving vaccines upon arrival and students with waivers.

All students must fill out the Student COVID Vaccine form and upload documentation confirming their COVID vaccine(s). New students will have access to this form in July when they are granted access to Juilliard’s OKTA portal.

Quarantine Information

Although the CDC has recently issued revised quarantine guidelines, Juilliard must continue to follow the guidance of New York State health authorities, which calls for a full 10-day quarantine following exposure if you have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Residence Hall students moving into the Residence Hall for the first time to start the spring semester should contact [email protected] for more information about quarantining in the Residence Hall.

New York State has updated its rules for international travelers: as of April 10, asymptomatic travelers entering New York from international locations are no longer required to test or quarantine. Asymptomatic travelers entering New York from domestic locations are also no longer required to test or quarantine. However, quarantine and testing are still recommended by the NY Department of Health as a precaution for both domestic and international unvaccinated travelers. Symptomatic travelers must self-isolate and contact Juilliard Health Services or their healthcare provider to determine if a COVID test is necessary. For more information, please see the current guidance from the New York State governor’s office.

According to New York State, current CDC guidance requires air passengers traveling to the U.S. from another country show either documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 within the previous three months or a negative test result from no more than three days prior to day of travel to the airline before boarding the flight. This applies to both U.S. residents and visitors from other countries. (Documentation of vaccination status or antibody test results will not be accepted as proof of COVID status prior to boarding, per CDC guidance.)

Should you find you need to adjust your travel plans due to a change in restrictions, please notify your department, which will make accommodations to your schedule to allow for your quarantine. If you are a Residence Hall student and your travel dates change, please contact [email protected] immediately.

According to the New York State Department of Health, an individual quarantining must follow the Precautionary Quarantine Requirements set forth here. Among other rules, you “must not be in public or otherwise leave the quarters that they have identified as suitable for their quarantine.” This means that during quarantine, students will not be permitted to go to social meet-ups or gatherings, parks, restaurants, stores, or classes. You will need to stay home during this time.

Non-Residence Hall students should also note that even after your quarantine, you will only be permitted to enter certain areas in the Residence Hall, such as Student Health Services (a prescreened appointment must be made in advance). Most areas of the Residence Hall will not permit visitors until further notice.

For both residential and nonresidential students

Students will continue to take their online classes while in quarantine, and the provost’s and academic affairs offices will work with students in quarantine to provide academic support and accommodations. The student development office will provide links to enrichment and wellness programs as well as a list of resources addressing needs such as food and grocery delivery. Counseling services will remain available to students via remote sessions.

Specific information for residential students can be found below and has also been communicated by the Office of Residence Life, which you can contact with questions at [email protected]

These rules are subject to change in the coming weeks as governmental guidelines and the situation in New York City evolves, and you should make your travel plans accordingly.

Quarantine Details for Residence Hall Students

During a required quarantine period, Residence Hall students will need to remain in their assigned bedroom and use their assigned bathroom and will not be able to access any other parts of the Rose Building nor will they be able to enter the Diamond Building. There is more information about this process below. Students will be subject to the terms of the student code of conduct if they are found in violation of this requirement.

The Office of Residence Life will arrange AVI boxed-meal delivery for residential students throughout this period. Please inform us of any food restrictions/allergies ahead of time.

During quarantine, students will not have access to practice rooms or common areas (lounges, laundry, community kitchen, etc.). Practicing will be allowed in your individual room—questions about this should be directed to [email protected]

Further information about quarantining in the Residence Hall is available by writing to [email protected]

Health Screening and Testing

Anyone entering the Juilliard facilities, including on-campus and off-campus facilities, will first use an app to fill out a screening questionnaire. This questionnaire, which will be required once per day, verifies that the user is not currently experiencing any COVID-19–related symptoms. In addition, there will be a contactless temperature check and verification of face covering prior to entrance. Only those who have been notified via email that they have been approved by the Office of the Provost for regular building access will receive the daily screening questionnaire and QR code which is necessary to enter. Community members should still only come to the Diamond Building on days when they have a confirmed reservation for in-person activities in the building.

Students, faculty, or staff members who develop symptoms of COVID-19 or knowingly come in contact with someone who has tested positive will be required to take a diagnostic test and to quarantine while awaiting the result. In addition, any community member who tests positive for COVID-19 at any point will be required to immediately inform health services (students) or human resources (faculty or staff) so that we can coordinate contact tracing through the NYC Track and Trace Program and implement enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

Additional rooms in the Residence Hall are being reserved for Residence Hall students who need to isolate due to a suspected case of COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test result. If a residence hall student is found to test positive, they will move to an isolation suite and a contact-tracing process will begin.

If any student tests positive after arrival on campus, their care will be coordinated by Health Services. Medical care may include testing and appointments outside of Juilliard. If so, these will be billed to the student’s health insurance plan, as usual.

We continue to work with our medical consultants and partners in the community to determine appropriate ongoing testing strategies. 

Symptomatic Testing and Contact Tracing

The school has appointed a COVID Response team, which is led by the COVID Response Coordinator. If you receive a call from a Juilliard COVID coordinator, please respond right away and follow the instructions precisely so we can help you keep yourself and our community safe. To aid in this process, please be sure your contact information is up to date in WebAdvisor, including providing your US-based phone number.  

Required Reporting of Positive Test Results

In order to comply with current New York State regulations, all Juilliard students, staff, and faculty who test positive for COVID-19 are REQUIRED to report their test results to the school. To do so, you must follow these two important steps:

  • Students should Immediately contact Health Services at (212)799-5000, ext. 282 or email [email protected] during the workday. If it is after hours or on the weekend, please contact the Student Development staff member on-call at 1-866-885-7227.

    Faculty and staff should contact Human Resources at [email protected].
  • Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form. This form may also be used to request assistance if you suspect that you or another Juilliard community member may have been infected or exposed to COVID-19, or if you have symptoms (including but not limited to coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell). Please be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached.

These steps will alert Juilliard’s COVID response team and connect you, and anyone with whom you have been in contact, with important resources and information, and allow the school to take steps to further protect the community. Other people will only be updated on a need-to-know basis.

The school has hired three administrative staff to assist with services related to our COVID response management. The new COVID Response Coordinator will provide essential communication, routing, and administrative support for Juilliard students, faculty, and staff, as well as assist with the school’s daily mandatory New York State COVID-19 reporting. Two new staff members have also joined the residence life team to assist with meal delivery and other accommodations being provided for residential students during and-post quarantine.

Student Travel Rules

As a reminder, to limit risk of exposure to the virus, we are strongly discouraging any nonessential travel during the spring semester. 

New York State has updated its rules for international travelers: as of April 10, asymptomatic travelers entering New York from international locations are no longer required to test or quarantine. Asymptomatic travelers entering New York from domestic locations are also lo longer required to test or quarantine. However, quarantine and testing are still recommended by the NY Department of Health as a precaution for both domestic and international unvaccinated travelers. Symptomatic travelers must self-isolate and contact Juilliard Health Services or their healthcare provider to determine if a COVID test is necessary. For more information, please see the current guidance from the New York State governor’s office.

For more information, please see the CDC website and the New York State travel advisory.

Effective immediately, Juilliard’s travel policies will also change to reflect state and CDC guidelines. However, as these travel restrictions continue to evolve, Juilliard will continue to REQUIRE all student travelers to and from domestic and international locations, including those arriving at school later this month for the first time, to fill out the school’s travel form. This will allow Juilliard’s COVID response team to track and advise students as rules change. The school reserves the right to require additional testing and quarantining should circumstances dictate. Following guidance from Governor Cuomo’s office, if you do travel out of New York State, you are required to:

  1. Fill out this travel form at least two weeks prior to travel.
  2. International students should contact the Office of International Advisement ([email protected]) before making any international travel plans.

For those who must travel internationally, please be aware of a January 26, 2021, CDC order “requiring all air passengers arriving to the US form a foreign country to get tested no more than three days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative test result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.” Please visit the CDC website for more information. Please also complete Juilliard’s Travel Form prior to your travel.

These rules may change in the coming weeks pending health conditions and governmental guidance. Please be prepared to adjust your travel plans if required.

Face Coverings and Instrumental PPE Requirements

As stated in our Community Pledge, face coverings are required at all times in the building unless you are alone in a private room with the door closed or if you are eating. These rules apply even if you have been vaccinated. Only two-ply (minimum) cloth masks or surgical masks will be allowed. Two washable, reusable cloth face coverings will be provided to each member of the community, and you are also welcome to wear your own. Bandanas, neck gaiters, and masks with vents or valves will not be allowed. Masks should fit tightly, and cover both the nose and mouth at all times. Disposable face coverings will be available at the main security desk for anyone who arrives without one.

The CDC has issued new guidance for fitting your mask to improve effectiveness, including double-masking. We urge you to begin following these guidelines immediately: 

  • Make sure your mask fits snugly over your nose, mouth, and chin, with no gaps around the edges.
  • Use a mask with layers to keep your respiratory droplets in and others’ out.
  • You can add layers by either using a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric OR wear one disposable mask underneath a cloth mask to push the edges of the inner mask against your face.
  • Do not combine two disposable masks or combine a KN95 mask with any other mask.
  • Please refer to the new CDC mask effectiveness guidelines for additional ways to make your mask more effective; you’ll also find, diagrams and instructional videos.

Wind and brass players who are engaged in in-person lessons or ensemble work will be provided with adapted specialty masks and bell covers. Juilliard will provide bell covers to those who require them. One set of PPE will be provided at no cost to the student, and additional supplies will be available for purchase.

Residence Hall students will be required to wear a face covering in the Residence Hall unless they are alone in their own room.

Building Usage

The Diamond Building is functioning differently during this academic year. In addition to the required screening when entering the building, there are one-way staircases and hallways as well as floor markers to maintain physical distancing. Room and elevator capacity have been reduced and clearly marked. Plexiglas barriers have been installed where in-person interaction is required, including in teaching studios where appropriate. Improvements have been made to lighting and signage in stairwells. 

Attendance Support

Students, faculty, and staff are urged to remain home if ill. Students should refer to their course syllabi and to Attendance Requirements for Academic Courses for more information. Faculty and staff with questions about absences should contact Human Resources.

The Juilliard faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that all students have the support they need to attend and successfully complete their online coursework. If you need help due to conditions at home or in your local community, please communicate your needs directly with your faculty member. If you need further support, you are strongly encouraged to contact either the Academic Affairs office, or the Office of Academic Support and Disability Support Services (if you need help with a documented disability).

Other Helpful New York Resources

We encourage you to consider downloading the COVID Alert App released by New York State. Developed by Apple and Google, the app works by letting users know if they’ve been in close proximity for 10 minutes or more to someone who has tested positive for the virus, or who later tests positive. New York State has said the following for your information: “The app does so while maintaining individual privacy and security. It will never collect, transmit, or store personal information or your location, and it is completely anonymous.” For the app to be effective, a significant number of New Yorkers need to download it. You can find more details on the app here—COVID Alert NY. We have been asked to help spread the word, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also track cases at schools throughout New York, including Juilliard, on the New York State COVID-19 School Report Card.

Compliance with Safety and Health Rule

For your own health and the health of those around you, including students, faculty, and staff, it is extremely important for everyone to follow these safety and health rules. Tremendous progress has been made in New York to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including a great effort on the part of the general public to follow safety protocols such as wearing masks, physical distancing, frequent hand-washing, staying home when sick, getting tested when needed, and providing the necessary information for contact tracing.

We plan to enforce our health and safety rules, and we will not tolerate repeated or serious lapses. Violating the safety rules can result in sanctions according to our code of conduct.

This is a moment of challenge and change for everyone. But working together, we can help keep each other safe.

Technology Enhancements and Training

Significant effort is being made to improve access to a range of technologies for this upcoming year. 

In preparation for 2020 fall semester instruction, students and faculty in the college were able to utilize a $150 credit in the Juilliard Store to purchase technology and remote learning products from a designated list of equipment. This list of equipment offered at a discount included a range of basic items such as USB microphones, headphones, ethernet cables, webcams, portable lighting, squares of marley floor for dancers, and more.

In addition, the school continues to invest in enhanced livestreaming capabilities aimed at delivering greatly improved video and audio quality for performances from venues throughout the building. The large portion of this work was completed in time for Block 3 performances.

Classroom faculty have been offered a range of training opportunities this summer to enhance online course offerings. In addition, workshops will continue to be offered to students and faculty to help optimize the online experience.

Facilities Information

Juilliard’s Facilities Department has assessed and significantly improved building conditions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Diamond building we have improved ventilation/air quality, humidification, and building controls. In the Rose Building residence hall, we have repaired inoperable windows, added air purifiers, increased professional cleanings and disinfections, and created additional single sleeping spaces for residential students for regular and quarantine periods. You can read about the building improvements here.

Spring Semester Building Use and Activity Guidelines

Permission will only be given to use the building for approved, Juilliard-related activities, and no guest access will be allowed. All building users are asked to remain in the building only for the length of time required to complete their work, to use spaces only for their designated and approved use, and to strictly abide by the rules and designated time restrictions.

Performance-related work will continue in the spring in the form of smaller groups. Limited room and building capacity as well as enforced room rest and mask requirements will also continue. Please see this chart for a list of what is permitted in the spring semester. Of course, we will continue to refine and adjust these plans as we learn from our work together as well as in response to changing health conditions. For questions about what will be offered in your division, please contact your department.

During the spring, we are continuing to limit the overall building density to approximately 25 percent of its use under normal conditions. In addition, each room is following either a maximum occupancy based on social distancing and ventilation guidelines or a maximum number of participants, depending on the specific activity. In addition, each artistic activity will have a maximum length of use allowed, followed by a minimum “rest” period during which the room will sit empty to allow any viral particles to settle and then be disinfected. You can find a chart that provides this information here. Each department/division’s artistic and administrative leaders are planning exciting in-person performance work that fall within these guidelines. 

All academic classes as well as some seminars, practicums, and labs are fully online in the spring semester. This is to reduce building density as well as maximize room availability for core performance activities. Please contact your faculty member or department if you are unsure about whether your class will be in person or online. 

For music students, if both the faculty member and student are comfortable doing so, in-person lessons are allowed. Please see the chart mentioned above for details on individual instruction. In-person accompanists are allowed assuming all participants are masked and proper social distancing is observed.  

Questions about performance projects should be directed to your department.

Spring Semester Building Hours and Access

The Diamond Building will be open every day, including Sunday, 8am-12am (midnight). The Diamond Building will be closed (including practice rooms) on Memorial Day, May 31. Community members should only come to the Diamond Building if they have a confirmed room reservation or are scheduled to attend an in-person class, lesson, rehearsal, or other event. Only school-related activities are allowed to take place in the building.

To get approved to enter the Diamond Building for the spring semester, students must first provide the following:

  • As stated in the “Baseline Testing” section above, ALL spring semester participants will again be required to provide a negative COVID diagnostic test dated within 10 days of first entry (or reentry) to the Juilliard facilities, even if you have already done a baseline test for Blocks 1, 2, or 3 OR provide proof that you are fully vaccinated.
    • Students who have not been fully vaccinated must electronically send a scan or photo of their negative COVID-19 test result to Student Health Services ([email protected]) or upload it into Medicat (located in OKTA).
    • Students who have been fully vaccinated should submit their completed vaccination card or record to Health Services via the Student COVID Vaccination form.
  • Please read the Juilliard Community Pledge using this form and confirm you have read and agree to its policies. You do not need to provide an additional Community Pledge if you provided one for Blocks 2 or 3.

Once you have completed both these steps you will receive an email from [email protected] confirming your approval to access to the building. Please note that it may take 1-2 business days to receive your approval email after submitting all your requirements, and access cannot be granted until you have received your confirmation email from the Office of the Provost. We encourage you to submit these requirements as soon as possible so that we have time to process all requests. 

Anyone with a confirmed reservation or scheduled in-person class, lesson, or rehearsal in the Diamond Building will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to entering. This questionnaire verifies that the user is not currently experiencing any COVID-19-related symptoms. The questionnaire will be sent to you each day, and you must fill it out each day you are scheduled to attend in-person activities. Please be sure to fill out the questionnaire and have your QR code ready before entering the building to avoid congestion at the entrance. 

In addition, there will be a contactless temperature check and verification of face covering prior to entrance.  

Using Space in the Building in the Spring Semester

We ask that only those who need to be in the building for approved performance-related work or practice room/studio access come to the building, and that you leave the building when that work is finished.

Never enter a room that you are not scheduled to be in, even if it is empty. An empty room may indicate the space is “resting” while the air recirculates after prior use. You must also leave the room promptly at the end of your reservation so the room has adequate time to rest and the air can recirculate prior to the next reservation.

Residence Hall students should always return to their room in the Rose Building to complete online work.

For nonresident students, if you do not have time to commute to an off-campus location to do your online work (in between other scheduled on-campus work), we have designated locations throughout the building where you can go.

For a reminder of physical distancing, room rest, and rules for various ensemble sizes, please see this chart.

Room Reservations

All room usage during the spring semester, including teaching studio and practice room access, will be by advance reservation only. Music students may make space reservations between midnight and 4pm the day before the booking time through ASIMUT. Any reservations made after 4pm the day prior will not be accepted.

If you believe you should have received a QR code and it has not arrived by 9am on the day of entry, please contact [email protected]. These steps will also avoid congestion at the entrance. 

Request for classroom space (for students and faculty): If you would like to request a space larger than a practice room for chamber music rehearsals or other activities, please fill out the Classroom Request Form, which can also be found through ASIMUT. Please note due to the current guidelines, you may be required to move between two spaces based upon your booking request. Space may be reserved only for Juilliard activities.

Permission will only be given to use the building for approved, Juilliard-related activities, and no guest access will be allowed throughout the fall semester. All building users will be asked to remain in the building only for the length of time required to complete their work, to use spaces only for their designated and approved use, and to strictly abide by the rules and designated time restrictions.

Accommodations for space usage and adherence to other guidelines will be made for those with documented disabilities.

Once your reservation is made, it will appear in your personal agenda in ASIMUT.

The start times of all reservations will be staggered to minimize lines at the building entrance. In addition, each space (including practice rooms) will sit empty for a designated amount of time after each reservation block to allow the air to turn over.

You may only arrive at the building entrance 15 minutes prior to your reservation, and you must depart the building immediately following the conclusion of your activities.

Practice Rooms

Practice room usage is by reservation only. Practice Room Requests (for students) must be booked directly through ASIMUT by clicking on “Event signup.” Students are permitted to reserve up to 4 hours of practice room time per day, and a maximum of 28 hours per week. Instructions on how to reserve a practice space in ASIMUT.

No student may enter a room without a reservation—an empty room may be on room rest, and it may not be safe to enter.

A student must leave the room promptly at the end of the reservation. Staying beyond the end of your reservation time does not allow adequate time for the room to “rest” and the air to recirculate prior to the start of the next reservation.

Your school ID must be displayed in the practice room window at all times, with the name and photo facing out. Windows must not be covered or blocked.

Practice rooms are only available for individual work as most rooms do not allow for proper physical distancing. To work in groups of two or more, you must request a larger space from the Registrar’s Office by filling out the Classroom Request Form.

Students must wash/sanitize their hands before and after using a practice room. In addition, before and after each session, students must wipe down shared surfaces such as door handles, keyboards, and music stands using cleaning supplies provided by the school. Practice rooms will also be cleaned on a daily basis.

Specific practice room reservation protocols are in place for students who require rooms with specialized equipment/instruments (percussion, organ, harpsichord, etc.).

Dance Studios

The Dance Division is creating the class and studio schedule for the spring semester in accordance with the school’s health and safety policies. During scheduled technique class times, studios will be allotted to groups of eight or fewer dancers who are taking the same class. Some classes will remain remote, with instruction delivered via Zoom to dancers in their homes. We expect that studio availability for individual dancer sign-out will be extremely limited during the week and on Saturdays, due to the curricular activities of the school and the necessary resting times for rooms. On Sundays, dance studios will generally be available for dancer sign-out between 8am-10pm in one-hour increments. 

Drama Studios

The Drama Division will see that actors have permission to access the building for all official in-person work during Block 3. Actors may also request, through the division, a drama studio or practice room for individual work or to take part in a remote drama class/rehearsal. 

Dance and Drama students and faculty should contact their division for space reservations.

The Library

The library will reopen its main reading room, reference room, and stack areas on Tuesday, April 20, and will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Access to the space is limited to those community members who have already been authorized for access to the Diamond building, and who comply with the Community Pledge, including mask wearing and adherence to social distancing requirements. While the media library remains closed, media materials (CDs and DVDs) are available upon request.

Library curbside pick-up service will continue for those community members who do not have access to the Diamond Building. A robust collection of electronic resources is available on JUILCat Plus. Please send questions or comments to [email protected] or LibAnswers.

Recording Studio

The school’s recording studio will be open for limited use before the end of March. Please contact the recording studio manager, Janet Clarke ([email protected]), for further details. You may reserve a classroom or other space in ASIMUT to self-record as long as you follow the room usage guidelines, including maximum rehearsal times and room-rest times. As guests are not allowed in the building, you may not bring in outside recording engineers.

IT Lab

The IT Lab on the second floor of the Diamond Building will be open for quiet study and printing during the hours that the building is open. Computer workstations stations are physically distanced, and there will be a limit on the number of students who can occupy this space at any one time. We please ask that you limit your time in the lab to two hours so that others may also access this resource. Please also wash your hands and wipe down any surfaces with the materials provided before and after use. 

Outdoor Spaces, Online Study, and Dedicated Eating Locations

Residence Hall students should always return to their rooms or head to one of our outdoor spaces to study or take an online class. However, we recognize that some nonresidential students will not always have time to commute home and will therefore need a place to take an online class, study, or eat in between scheduled in-person activities.

We have designated indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) spaces for these activities, and you can view a list of these locations here. You do not need a reservation in ASIMUT for these spaces—if you already have building access for that day, you’ll be able to simply walk in and use a space as needed.

Please note the following:

  • Quiet Study Areas: Masks are required in all Quiet Study locations. Headphones are also required—these spaces are not private or sound-isolated. If your class activity requires you to remove your face covering (an acting class, for example), you should book a private space through your department or a practice room through ASIMUT.

  • Eating Areas: Please be considerate of others and limit your stay in these eating areas to 15-20 minutes, and please wipe down the tables and chairs before and after you eat. Always remember to wash your hands before and after eating, and be sure to put on your mask as soon as you finish.

Lincoln Center has opened its outdoor spaces for socially distanced use. They have also set aside a designated area exclusively for Juilliard community members. Our space is a weather-protected balcony overlooking Amsterdam Avenue at the plaza level, right behind the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. It is reserved for Juilliard from 8 am to 6 pm, at least through Block 2, except in extreme weather. You can access this area by crossing the President’s Bridge and then walking toward Amsterdam Avenue on the plaza level. There are tables and chairs as well as access to Lincoln Center campus WiFi, so you can enjoy an outdoor break or take an online class. Please be advised that there is no power source in this location, so please be sure your devices are charged. 


Operations of the dining hall and other on-campus food services will be in accordance with New York State guidance. In the dining hall, there will initially be no customer-facing serving stations. Juilliard’s food service provider is working to ensure students have appropriate dietary options with three grab-and-go hot boxed meals per day. When safe, the dining facility will have limited serving stations open for meal periods. We will reopen seating in the dining area when it is deemed safe, with tables and chairs positioned for socially distanced eating. Regular cleaning and disinfecting practices throughout the dining facility will be enhanced according to guidelines.

Spring Semester Planning

All students coming to the Diamond Building for the first time in the spring semester must review and sign the Community Pledge and must either participate in baseline testing or provide proof that they are fully vaccinated prior to being given building access. The process for building approval involves many departments, and it may take up to two business days to process your information and grant you access—please plan ahead. Please refer to the “Health and Safety Update” section of this page for more details on testing and quarantine requirements.

Students who faced difficulties getting to New York or had health concerns about working in person were able to individually request to complete the spring semester fully online.

Students were able to select one of the following options:

  1. Hybrid learning: In-person performance work with academic classes remaining online for the entire spring semester (March 1–June 11)

  2. Learn online for the first half of the semester (March 1–April 23), and then be in person for the remainder of the semester (April 26–June 11)

  3. Learn online for the entire spring semester (March 1–June 11)

For those students who choose to remain online, ensemble, technique, rehearsal, and small-group studio work will be done online. This means that performance work, including juries and graduation recitals, will be replaced by virtual, individual, or written/research projects at the discretion of the student’s department.

The deadline to request options 2 or 3 was February 1. Students did not need to take any action to opt into option 1. Please direct any questions to [email protected].

Summer Building Access

As previously announced, students who wish to access the Juilliard building this summer will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated (14 or more days have elapsed since the final dose) against COVID-19 prior to entering the building.

Details about student vaccination requirements and exemptions for the summer and 2021-22 academic year can be found in the Health and Safety Update section of this site. Students may submit their vaccination card or record to Health Services via the Student COVID Vaccination Form. Information about waivers for exemptions will be shared with the students via email.

Summer building access hours, timeline, and guidelines

Beginning June 21, continuing students will be able to access the Diamond Building for personal practice if they provide proof of being fully vaccinated. Only students who are approved for summer building access will be permitted to enter the Diamond Building this summer. 

Summer Diamond Building access will begin on Monday June 21. The Diamond Building will operate under normal summer hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm.

During the summer, masking and distancing protocols will be in place throughout public spaces in the building, including the lobby, hallways, and common gathering spaces. However, once students are working in a closed studio, practice room, or classroom, they may work without masks, social distancing, room rest, maximum room use, and maximum room capacities. If students choose to continue wearing masks and practicing social distancing in their working environments, they may do so.

  • Maximum room use and room rest requirements will no longer be in place as of June 21.

  • Students who wish to continue wearing masks and distancing may do so.

  • Students who exhibit any COVID-related symptoms should not come to campus. They should get tested and let Health Services know right away so we can provide support and any necessary arrangements.

  • For the summer, faculty and staff should continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. Exceptions may be made for specific faculty activities, and only if approved by the Provost’s Office. 

  • These guidelines are subject to change with evolving health guidance. 

Information on room reservation processes has been sent directly to dance, drama, and music students from their divisions.

Please note these important dates for summer building access. If you have already provided proof of being fully vaccinated and are approved for spring building access, your building access will continue uninterrupted into the summer.

  • Building access approvals will continue through the summer, Mondays-Thursdays, from June 28 to August 12. Please note that it may take one to two business days after sending in your requirements for your access to be approved.

  • The library will be open Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm, June 28-August 12.

  • Juilliard’s administrative offices are closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day as well as on all Fridays during the summer.

2021-22 Academic Year Planning

As previously announced, the plan for the 2021-22 academic year is for in-person instruction with the understanding that, if needed, we will adjust for safety requirements that may be in place at the time. We will not be offering hybrid or online learning models and students will be required to be in residence. 

We understand the challenges currently facing international students and are here to provide support. Last week, the U.S. Department of State updated its National Interest Exception (NIE) page to expand certain eligibilities to all countries subject to a COVID-19 entry ban. The Office of International Advisement is monitoring all reports, and international students should email any travel questions to [email protected]edu.

Juilliard is also keeping close watch on the reopening of U.S. consulates worldwide for visa interviews and issuance. Various lobbying efforts are also occurring on behalf of international students, and the situation is rapidly evolving.

The Office of International Advisement will update international students throughout the summer via Zoom town hall sessions to answer questions regarding visa renewals and entry to the U.S. Those students who are not able to arrive in time for the start of the fall semester should contact the Office of International Advisement for further support and instructions.

Please see the above Health and Safety Update section for information about vaccination requirements for the 2021-22 academic year.

Residence Hall

In the interest of the health and safety of all students, the residence hall has reduced capacity this year, with only single-occupancy bedrooms. Students have received information from the Office of Residence Life regarding their housing status, room assignments, housing contracts, move-in information, and more.

Students who are not currently on a residential contract but wish to have on-campus housing for the spring should contact [email protected] to discuss availability.

All Residence Hall questions should be directed to the Office of Residence Life.

Off-Campus Housing

Students who will not be living in the residence hall can coordinate their move to NYC any time prior to Block 2 but should be mindful of screening and applicable testing and quarantine guidelines. The offices of Residence Life and Student Affairs have compiled a list of potential off-campus housing options for students and will be providing information on additional resources to students who will not be living in the Rose Building in the coming year.

Information for International Students

In accordance with March 2020 guidance issued by SEVP, all international students are permitted to study remotely for the duration of the spring 2021 semester or in the hybrid model they choose. Please note the following:

  • Continuing students: Students studying in the same academic program as they were in the spring of 2020 may study remotely for the duration of the spring semester or in-person in the U.S. or their home country.

  • Initial students: Students who are new– to –Juilliard and have not yet entered the U.S. are permitted to study online from their home country. If you choose to enter the U.S., you must report to campus for in-person requirements.

Graduating students interested in applying for OPT must be in the U.S. to apply. F-1 visa holders are not permitted to apply for OPT from abroad. An email from the Office of International Advisement will be sent shortly with information regarding upcoming town hall sessions to discuss the spring 2021 semester and answer any student questions.

Past Communications

Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Financial aid information for continuing students is available on WebAdvisor. This information includes instructions for students who wish to appeal for additional aid based on a change in financial circumstances. Details regarding payment deadlines and federal aid disbursement dates also may be found on WebAdvisor.

As a reminder, the official start date for spring semester was March 1, 2021.   As previously announced, outstanding spring semester account balances were due on February 1, and account statements became available to view on WebAdvisor on January 2. If you plan to sign up for the monthly payment plan, you can do so at Credit balances will be mailed to your preferred addresses after March 1.  Please be sure to plan accordingly.  If you anticipate having difficulty funding your living expenses for January and February, please contact the Office of Financial Aid ([email protected]) as soon as possible to discuss your options.  Questions about billing, payment or refunds should be directed to [email protected].


My performance or practicum class started in Block 2 of the fall semester and is scheduled to continue in Block 3. How will that work?
Any fall semester classes that were scheduled for Block 2 and 3 in the fall will continue as planned. The spring counterpart to those courses will begin on March 1 and conclude on June 11.

What is the plan for spring semester?
Certain spring academic courses began early on January 11 and continue to be delivered remotely. Work after March 1 continued to use a hybrid model, with classroom work done online, and as much performance work as possible done in-person. Students who face difficulties getting to New York or who have health concerns about working in person may individually request to complete the spring semester fully online. Students were able to select one of three options: 1. hybrid learning (in-person performance work with academic classes remaining online for the entire spring semester), 2. learn online for the first half of the semester (March 1–April 23) and then be in-person for the remainder of the semester (April 26-–June 11), or 3. learn online for the entire spring semester. For more information, please see the Spring Semester Planning section of the website.

Which of my classes will be online, and for how long?
With limited exceptions, all academic courses remained online for the full fall and spring semesters. Some skills- and performance-based courses met in person starting in Block 2 in the fall, while Block 3 focused on major study and performance work with certain spring academic courses taking place online.

Juilliard uses Zoom to facilitate virtual classes. Every Juilliard student has access via Faculty will provide the Zoom meeting invitation for each session. 

I have questions about taking or returning from a leave of absence, what should I do?
Please contact officeofthepr[email protected] to set up an advisement appointment to discuss further. 

Will I have access to the building for practice, studio use, library use, lessons, etc.?
The building is open on a limited basis, and by appointment, for limited class and studio work, as well as individual work in practice rooms, classrooms, and studios. Special arrangements will be made for access to library materials, including curbside pick-up. Building hours may be limited and room access is subject to availability. We encourage all those who can to work and practice from home or the residence hall so that the building remains accessible to those who need it.

How will performances work? Will there be audiences?
In-person performance-based work began in Block 2 and continues with smaller ensembles/casts than normal and following current health guidelines. Beginning May 10, students who are performing their recitals in Paul or Morse halls may invite up to 10 internal guests to attend the performance. Internal guests are students, faculty, and staff who are currently approved to access the Diamond Building. Members of the public will not be permitted. Internal audience members must observe signage, maximum audience capacity, maintain PPE and distancing requirements, and remain seated throughout the performance. More information about internal audience expectations and requirements can be found here. Recitals will continue to be livestreamed for the general public to view, and other performance work will be delivered online through virtual projects, livestreaming from studios and halls in the building, and recording projects.

How will contact tracing work?
If an individual tests positive, the school will work with the local health department to trace all contacts of the individual, in accordance with the protocols, training, and tools provided through the New York State Contact Tracing Program. Juilliard and New York State contact tracers will reach out to you if you have been named as a contact of a person who has tested positive, and they will provide you with detailed instructions on any testing and quarantine requirements. If you have not heard from Juilliard’s COVID Response Team, then you have not been named as a contact and do not need to take any additional actions related to any positive cases at Juilliard.

What happens if there is another wave of the virus?
The health and safety of the Juilliard community will always be our top priority. We have designed the block calendar plan to give us the maximum flexibility should health conditions change. We will alert the community immediately of changing health conditions and how they may impact our work together, and we are developing back up plans should the calendar need to be adjusted further. With guidance from the state health department, we are establishing methods to help detect early warning signs of a campus outbreak and working on protocols to contain such cases to the extent possible. We are preparing contingency plans for decreasing in-person activities or moving them online if necessary.

What about summer festivals that start in June, 2021?
While most festivals start after our academic year ends, which this year will be in June, we realize that some festivals start sooner. Students will be allowed to apply for a short-term professional leave, and if approved, attend festivals just as they would during a normal academic calendar.

I am an international student, what does this all mean for me?
At this time, the Office of International Advisement (OIA) is monitoring evolving guidance from SEVP regarding student visa procedures for the fall semester. OIA has hosted numerous town hall meetings through Zoom to discuss how this will impact international students in the fall semester, and will continue to communicate up to date information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].

Will my financial aid eligibility change as a result of the academic calendar changes?
Your financial aid offer contains an Estimated Cost of Attendance for both direct and indirect costs to assist you in budgeting for the academic year. The Estimated Cost of Attendance has been adjusted to account for the longer academic year. Students with increased indirect costs, such as off-campus rent or technology needs, may contact the Office of Financial Aid for a budget revision. This may increase your eligibility for additional aid such as Federal Parent or Graduate PLUS loans.

How will billing, payments and refunds work with the adjusted calendar?
An email was sent to your Juilliard email address on July 23, 2020. A copy of the email is posted as the Fall 2020 Tuition Letter on WebAdvisor, please read it carefully as it covers important changes to tuition payment schedules and options as well as health insurance news and a number of other changes for the Fall 2020 term. We extended the usual payment deadline by two weeks, to August 24, 2020. Credit balance refund checks were issued in early September, as normal. Because students were not on campus in Block 1, the checks were sent via regular mail; please plan your resources to allow for the extra time to receive your check, and be sure that your current mailing address is updated in WebAdvisor.

The official start date for spring semester is March 1, 2021. As previously announced, outstanding spring semester account balances were due on February 1, and account statements will be available to view on WebAdvisor on January 2. If you plan to sign up for the monthly payment plan, you can do so at Credit balances will be mailed to your preferred addresses after March 1. Please be sure to plan accordingly. Questions about billing, payment, or refunds should be directed to [email protected].

Will work-study be available?
Opportunities for employment will still be available although they will be more limited than usual since nonessential administrative employees will continue to work remotely.