Last updated: April 13, 2018
New Student Orientation is a week-long series of programs to welcome new students and ease their transition into the Juilliard community. It includes opportunities to meet key faculty and staff members as well as attend workshops, presentations, and evening socials that will help you acclimate to Juilliard and life at college. You'll get the chance to meet your classmates, especially those outside of your own division, and attend a wide variety of outings to explore New York City with the Orientation Leaders!
All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation. During this time, you will take placement assessments, attend division-specific meetings, learn about school policies and resources, and register for classes. A complete schedule of assessments, informational sessions and activities will be available in early August.
What about graduate students?
The Orientation schedule for graduate students is specifically designed for the graduate student experience. Workshops and presentations are designed to address the specific needs and concerns of graduate students new to Juilliard and/or New York City. A series of events and socials are planned to introduce students to their colleagues, faculty, staff, and administrators.
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New Student Orientation begins on Saturday, August 25, 2018 (Friday, August 24, 2018 for international students) and runs through Tuesday, September 4, 2018. A full schedule will be posted here in the coming months.
JONSO is Juilliard’s online orientation course, which will supplement the in-person orientation in August. JONSO will assist you getting familiar with academics and student services and will provide you with critical information concerning your transition process to New York and The Juilliard School. Please note you are required to complete online orientation by Sunday, August 26 at 5pm in order to register for classes. You will be sent a link to the course in the coming months.