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.
What You Need to Know
Arrival Schedule and Important Dates
All new-to-Juilliard students are required to attend New Student Orientation. (For students who have recently graduated from Juilliard, please see the Information for Specific Student Populations below.) Listed below are the expected arrival dates for new students. Please check back here in May for specific arrival times.
- International students living in the residence hall:
- Residence Hall Move-in Thursday, August 20, 2020
- International students living off-campus:
- International Student Orientation Friday morning, August 21, 2020
- Domestic students living in the residence hall:
- Residence Hall Move-in Saturday morning, August 22, 2020
- Domestic students living off-campus:
- Orientation Check-In Saturday morning, August 22, 2020
A full schedule of Orientation events will be made available to students during the summer.
For a full list of summer dates and deadlines, please review the Orientation Timeline page.
Key academic dates can be found on the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar.
Students will receive several emails over the course of the summer with important information from various departments at Juilliard. After you have been instructed to activate your Juilliard email, these Orientation emails will be sent to your Juilliard email address only. If you have checked your Juilliard email and your Clutter and Spam folders and still think you have not received these emails, please email us at [email protected].
Health Record Form
All students will be required to submit a Health Record Form to Health & Counseling Services by August 1. Questions about the Health Record Form should be directed to Health Services at (212) 799-5000 extension 282.
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. 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.
The Housing Application will become available by May 1, 2020 through your application status page. Please note the priority deadline to submit applications is May 15, 2020. If you have questions about the housing application process, please email Residence Life at [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, 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.
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. Students are required to complete JONSO before they arrive to campus.
International students will also be required to complete the International Essentials course, which explains key immigration regulations, before they arrive to campus.
Late Arrival Request Process
New students are expected to attend New Student Orientation. However, if you have a professional commitment or medical situation that would prevent you from arriving to Orientation by your expected arrival date, you may request an approval for a late arrival. The late arrival request process will be made available here after April 15, 2020. Please be advised that late arrival requests are not guaranteed to be approved.
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 4-5 weeks prior to your arrival on campus) to ensure timely accommodation. Please contact Dan Stokes, Director of Disability Support Services, at [email protected] or (212) 799-5000, extension 210.
Students in need of a disability-related housing accommodation should follow the instructions in the housing application, which is due by May 15, 2020. Requests for a disability-related housing accommodation 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 supporting documentation and signed releases will not be considered.
Information for Specific Student Populations
New international students are required to attend a specialized orientation on Friday, August 21, 2020 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 on Canvas.
Returning for Master of Music (MM) or Graduate Diploma (GD)
Current undergraduate Juilliard students who are returning for an MM or GD degree program are not required to attend New Student Orientation. Students in this category will be able to register for Fall 2020 classes during the Spring 2020 semester. Please check with the Registrar’s Office during the pre-registration period to determine if you are required to take any placement assessments in the fall.
If you are living in the residence hall, move-in day for returning students is Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Artist Diploma including Resident Quartets (AD)/Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA)
All DMA students will receive information over the summer regarding required meetings and activities that will take place on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28, 2020.
Current Juilliard students who are returning for an AD or DMA are not required to attend Orientation. However, you may have specific departmental requirements on Thursday, August 27 and/or Friday, August 28, 2020
New AD students will be required to attend Orientation on Thursday, August 27 and/or Friday, August 28, 2020
In addition, all Artist Diploma in Opera Studies (ADOS) students are required to attend the Vocal Arts Orientation sessions on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28, 2020.
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 at The Juilliard School, to be held in late August.
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?
NOTE: You may not mail yourself packages until after August 17, 2020.
You will receive your student mailbox number in WebAdvisor by mid-July. Once you have your mailbox number, your mailing address will be:
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.
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.
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