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New Student

Last updated: August 10, 2017

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 administrators, faculty, 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?
Graduate Student Orientation is specifically targeted to help new graduate students acclimate to the Juilliard community. Workshops and presentations are designed to address the specific needs and concerns of graduate students new to Juilliard and/or NYC. A series of events and socials are planned to introduce students to their colleagues, faculty, staff, and administrators.


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Arrival Schedule and Information

New Student Orientation begins on Sunday, August 27, 2017 (Friday, August 25, 2017 for international students) and runs through Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Below are a few key dates for your arrival on campus.

Friday, August 25

  • 10am-5pm - Residence Hall Move-In for new international students

Sunday, August 27

  • 8:30am-10am - Residence Hall Move-In for first year students, transfer, and new to Juilliard graduate students living on floors 23-28
  • 10am-11:30am - Residence Hall Move-In for first year students, transfer, and new to Juilliard graduate students living on floors 17-21
  • 9:30am-2pm - New Student Orientation Check-In at the June Noble Larkin Lobby

Juilliard Online New Student Orientation (JONSO)

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 Monday, August 28 at 12pm (noon) in order to register for classes. To access JONSO, please visit

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Check out our Orientation 2016 video to see what's in store for you at Orientation 2017!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I get my residence hall room assignment?

Housing and roommate assignments will be sent to your Juilliard email the week of June 12.

How do I access my Juilliard email?

You can visit and use the credentials sent by the IT Department. If you have issues accessing your email or any other Juilliard web services, please email

Are meals provided during Orientation?

Yes, meals will be provided for all participating students beginning with dinner on Sunday, August 27 until the official start of the academic meal plan on Sunday, September 3. International students will be provided meals starting with dinner on Friday, August 25.

When do I register for classes?

New students will register for classes during Orientation after the completion of JONSO and their placement assessments.

Will any offices or services be open on move-in day?

For your convenience, on Sunday, August 27 the following will be open:
Health Services: 8:30am-12:30pm
Mailroom: 9am-1pm
Student Accounts: 9am-2:30pm
The Juilliard Store: 11am-6pm

Who do I call if I have more questions about...

New Student Orientation, Parents and Family Orientation, or off-campus housing resources:
Office of Student Affairs at or (212) 799-5000, extension 200

Move-in Day or my residence hall assignment:
Office of Residence Life at or (212) 769-7400

Immigration forms or International Student Orientation:
Office of International Advisement at or (212) 799-5000, extension 358

Parents and Family Information

Informational meetings are scheduled for parents and families between 10am-5pm on Sunday, August 27. Additional events are held on Monday, August 28 between 10am-3pm. Please visit the Parents and Family Orientation page for the full schedule.

Janice Gho
Janice Gho

Orientation Demystified

Don’t be daunted by the chaos of orientationevery one of those seemingly all-knowing orientation leaders once walked through Juilliard’s doors for the first time too. Read orientation leader Janice Gho's article in The Juilliard Journal.