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, take placement assessments, attend division-specific meetings, register for classes, and explore New York City and all it has to offer! Additionally, there will be sessions designed to address the specific needs and concerns of new graduate students and new international students. A complete schedule of assessments, informational sessions and activities will be available in early August. All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation.

International Student Orientation

International students are required to arrive on campus one day early to attend a specialized orientation with specific sessions about international student regulations and cultural adjustment. International students will receive specific information from the Office of International Advisement (OIA) regarding the I-20 request process and the online International Essentials course.


Students will receive several emails over the course of the summer with important information from various departments at Juilliard. After you've been instructed to activate your Juilliard email, these Orientation emails will be sent to your Juilliard email address. If you've checked your Juilliard email and your Clutter and Spam folders and still think you have not received these emails, please email us at

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Arrival Schedule and Information

Listed below are the expected arrival dates for new students.

  • International students living in the residence hall: Move-in from 10am-5pm on Friday, August 23, 2019
  • International students living off-campus: International Student Orientation at 10am on Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • Domestic students living in the residence hall: Move-in from 10am-12pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • Domestic students living off-campus: New Student Orientation on Sunday, August 25, 2019 (start time to be announced)

A full schedule of events will be made available to students in early August.

Health Record Form

All students are required to submit a Health Record Form to Health & Counseling Services by August 1.

Late Arrivals

If you might have conflicts that would prevent you from attending New Student Orientation or the start of classes, you will need to submit a Late Arrival Request Form, which will be made available by May 1. Requests to arrive late for New Student Orientation should be emailed to as early as possible, but no later than August 1. Please be advised that late arrival requests are not guaranteed to be approved and you must have submitted your Health Record Form and have completed JONSO (and iJONSO if applicable) before any late arrival requests are approved.

Technical Standards and Accommodations

Learn more about the technical standards for your degree program here:

The Juilliard School will make reasonable accommodations for students, guests, and community members with qualified disabilities. If you need to request a disability-related accommodation, please notify the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services as soon as possible (but ideally no later than 2-3 weeks prior to your arrival on campus) to ensure timely accommodation.

Students who need special housing accommodations should follow the instructions in the housing application, which is due by May 15, 2019. Requests for housing accommodations submitted after the above deadline will be accepted and considered; however, Juilliard does not guarantee that it will be able to meet a late applicant’s accommodation needs, including any needs that develop during the semester. Housing applications that are missing any information or required disability documentation and signed releases will not be considered.

On-Campus Housing

All first-time college students and any transfer students coming in with less than a full year of college coursework are required to live in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall. Other transfer and new graduate students are welcome to apply for housing as well. Housing assignments are based upon space availability and on a first come, first-served basis. To apply for on-campus housing, submit the housing application below. For transfer/graduate students, housing is not guaranteed; you will be notified if there is space after the first round of housing assignments is complete.

If you have questions about the housing application process, please email Residence Life at

Off-Campus Housing

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, where apartment listings, sublets, and roommate requests are posted. 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 webpage for more resources.

Orientation Video

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I get my residence hall room assignment?

Housing and roommate assignments will be sent to your Juilliard email in mid-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?

In early June, you will receive an email to your personal email address with instructions to activate your Juilliard email.

Are meals provided during Orientation?

Yes, meals will be provided for all participating students beginning with dinner on Saturday, August 24 until the official start of the academic meal plan on Sunday, September 1. International students will be provided meals beginning with dinner on Friday, August 23.

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. Information about placement assessments will be included in the Juilliard Online New Student Orientation (JONSO). You will receive specific information about your required placement assessments by major. Please note that some placement assessments will be completed online before you arrive on campus.

When do I register for classes?

New students will register for classes (in-person) with an academic advisor during the week of Orientation - after completion of JONSO and the placement assessments.

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 Weekend or residence hall assignments:
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

Health Services, Insurance, and Counseling:
Health and Counseling Services at or (212) 799-5000, extension 282

Financial Aid:
Financial Aid at or (212) 799-5000, extension 211

Tuition and Fees:
Tuition, Fees, and Expenses at or (212) 799-5000, extension 231

Students at orientation