New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a week-long series of programs to welcome new students and ease their transition into the Juilliard community. During this time, you will get to know your fellow classmates, attend division-specific meetings, register for classes, and learn about the programs, resources, and services that will help you thrive during your time at Juilliard.

What You Need to Know

Important Dates

All new-to-Juilliard students are required to attend New Student Orientation. Juilliard is currently planning to re-open with full in-person activities for the fall of 2021. All dates, activities, and information are subject to change pending changes to COVID safety guidelines. Listed below are important dates for new students. Students in specific populations such as current Juilliard students moving into a new program, international students, and students in BCJ Exchange, Artist Diploma, or DMA programs should review the information in the section below. Please check this web page regularly for updates and new information.

  • New international students: Residence Hall Move-In: Friday, August 20, 2021
  • International Student Orientation - Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • All other new students: Residence Hall Move-In: Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • New off-campus students: Please tentatively plan to check in for Orientation on Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • New Student Orientation: Sunday August 22 - Sunday, August 29, 2021

Please click here for information on Family Orientation. Key academic dates for 2021-2022 can be found on the Academic Calendar page.


Students will receive several emails over the course of the summer with important information from various departments at Juilliard. All new students will receive a Juilliard email address in late May/early June. Once you receive your Juilliard email please check it regularly as communications regarding Orientation and fall activities will be sent to your Juilliard email. 

To see what our current students are up to and the programs and activities we offer, follow us on Instagram and Facebook

Disability-Related Accommodations

The Juilliard School will make reasonable disability accommodations for students, guests, and community members with disabilities. If you need to request a disability accommodation, please contact the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services (OASDS) as soon as possible (but ideally no later than 4-5 weeks before the start of Orientation) to ensure timely accommodation. Please contact OASDS, at or (212) 799-5000, extension 320.

Students in need of a disability housing accommodation should follow the instructions in the housing application, which will be due in early June. 

Health Record Form

Complete Your Health & Immunization Information

The Health Record Form is due to Health Services by August 1. You will need a medical provider to complete part of the form. If you have any questions about the form or are having difficulty locating your immunization records or obtaining a required vaccine please contact Health Services at HealthS[email protected] or call (212) 799-5000 extension 282.


Covid-19 Vaccine

Juilliard is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of  the fall semester.  If you have received your final dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine, please fill out the Student Covid-19 Vaccine Form. For more information please see the College Student Immunization Policy here and if you have questions please email [email protected].



Students interested in housing in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall will receive communications directly from the Office of Residence Life regarding housing applications the week of May 24th. If you have questions about the housing application process, please email Residence Life at R[email protected].


Students who are not required to live on campus and are looking for off-campus housing resources can request access our private Facebook group, the Juilliard Off-Campus Housing Forum. Apartment listings, sublets, and roommate requests are posted here for Juilliard students and alumni. Individuals who have recently been accepted to Juilliard will have membership approved upon confirmation of enrollment.

Questions about off-campus housing resources may be directed to Students may also visit the Off-Campus Housing Resources web page for more resources.

Late Arrival Request Process

New students are expected to participate in New Student Orientation. However, if you have a professional commitment or medical situation that would prevent you from participating in Orientation, you may request an approval for a late arrival by emailing [email protected] no later than August 1, 2021. Please be advised that late arrival requests are not guaranteed to be approved. 

Online Pre-Orientation Courses

All new students will be sent an online pre-orientation course through Canvas, our Learning Management System. This course, called the Juilliard Online New Student Orientation (JONSO) provides a wide range of information about the school, as well as specific information for each student's program of study and required placement assessments. 

International students will also be required to complete the International Essentials course, which explains key immigration regulations. 

Both International Essentials and JONSO must be completed by Thursday, August 19, 2021.

Information for Specific Student Populations

International Students

New international students are required to attend a specialized orientation on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Specific sessions about international student regulations and cultural adjustment will be offered. International students will also receive specific information from the Office of International Advisement (OIA) regarding the I-20 request process and the online International Essentials course on Canvas.

Returning for Artist Diploma (AD), Doctorate in Musical Arts, (DMA), Master of Music (MM) or Graduate Diploma (GD)

Current undergraduate or graduate Juilliard students who are returning for an AD, DMA, MM, or GD degree program are not required to attend New Student Orientation or submit a new Health Record Form. However, you may have specific departmental requirements prior to the start of classes.

New Artist Diploma including Resident Quartets (AD) and Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA)

All new AD and DMA students will be required to attend an Orientation meeting before the start of classes. (Dates and times to be determined).

Artist Diploma in Opera Studies (ADOS) students are required to attend the Vocal Arts Orientation sessions. Dates and times will be announced by Vocal Arts.

All DMA students will receive information over the summer regarding required meetings and activities. (Dates and times to be determined).

Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard (BCJ) Exchange

Barnard or Columbia students enrolled in the BCJ exchange program are not required to attend the Juilliard New Student Orientation. You will receive information from Barnard or Columbia University regarding a required meeting with Juilliard, to be held in late August.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I get my residence hall room assignment?

Housing assignments will be sent to your Juilliard email in June.

What is my mailing address going to be?

You will receive your student mailbox number in WebAdvisor by mid-July. Once you have your mailbox number, your mailing address will be:

[Your Name]
Student Box #
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

How do I access my Juilliard email?

All new students will be sent their new email address and instructions to access their email in June. Students who are having trouble accessing their email should email [email protected].

What are placement assessments and will I need to take them?

Placement assessments are evaluation tools that are intended to reveal your knowledge and skill level so that you will be placed in the proper classes. Students will receive specific information about required placement assessments. Placement assessments will be completed online before the start of classes.

When do I register for classes?

New students will register for classes during Orientation Week.

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

- New Student Orientation, Family Orientation, or off-campus housing resources:
Office of Student Affairs at [email protected] or (212) 799-5000, extension 200

- Move-in Weekend or residence hall assignments:
Office of Residence Life at R[email protected] or (212) 769-7400

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

- Health Services, Insurance, and Counseling:
Health and Counseling Services at H[email protected] or (212) 799-5000, extension 282

- Financial Aid:
Financial Aid at F[email protected] or (212) 799-5000, extension 211

- Tuition and Fees:
Tuition, Fees, and Expenses at S[email protected] or (212) 799-5000, extension 231