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 Family Orientation program. This program aims to provide resources and helpful information so families can build a partnership with Juilliard to better support our students. The Family Orientation includes information sessions about the different services offered for students and opportunities to meet key administrators and faculty.

“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


Please visit our Family Resources page to learn more about the services we provide to students and links to their webpages.

Schedule of Events

Family Orientation is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 21 – Sunday, August 22, 2021. A specific schedule will be announced in mid to late July. Please note that all dates and activities are subject to changes pending changes to COVID safety guidelines.

Family Communications

We will be sending family members emails with important information and deadlines throughout the summer. To ensure that you receive this information, please make sure your student updates your contact information in both their application status page and WebAdvisor. If you need assistance with this process, please have your student email [email protected].

"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

Last Updated Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021, 02:34PM