Parents and Family Orientation

Congratulations on your student’s acceptance to Juilliard!

In order to assist new students in the next step of their educational journey, Juilliard has implemented a comprehensive Orientation program for new students at all academic levels. Our goals for New Student Orientation are threefold:

  • inform the new students about Juilliard and all of its programs, opportunities, and resources;
  • assist them in their adjustment to college life; and
  • introduce New York City life through information sessions and sightseeing activities.

Recognizing the importance of building a smooth and informative transition for our new students and their families, the Office of Student Affairs offers a parallel Parents and Family Orientation. This program aims to provide resources and helpful information so families can build a partnership with Juilliard to better support our students. The Parents and Family Orientation includes information sessions about the different services offered for students and a reception with President Polisi, Provost and Dean Guzelimian, and other administrators.

“My experience with the New Parent Orientation at Juilliard was very informative. Being a new parent of a college student was a bit stressful; however, after attending the orientation, I felt great relief learning about the support system, the amazing faculty and the daily life on campus. When it was time to say our goodbyes, I knew in my heart that that my daughter would be in good hands at Juilliard.” --Mary Palomo

Schedule of Events

Parents and Family Orientation will take place on Sunday, August 27, 2017 and Monday, August 28, 2017. To RSVP for Parents and Family Orientation, please fill out this form here: Parents and Family Orientation 2017 RSVP

Parent Communications

We will be sending parents/guardians information via email throughout the summer. To ensure that you receive this information, please ask your student to update your contact information through WebAdvisor. We will also post the emails here, so please check back often.

"Orientation day at Juilliard was a refreshingly fun experience for my daughter, Michelle, and me. It was well organized and staffed by adults and students who were friendly and welcoming. A great start to the Juilliard experience!" --Jonathan Geffner

Juilliard Online New Family Orientation (JONFO)

Parents and guardians will also have the option of participating in Juilliard Online Family Orientation (JONFO). This optional online program is intended to provide information so that families can share in their student’s experience, learn about the resources available to their student, and supplement the Parents and Family Orientation. To access JONFO, please visit

Last Updated Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, 04:56PM