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Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs!

Student Affairs works with and for students to create vibrant programs in a safe, friendly, and encouraging environment. Our offices create social and educational activities that promote development in leadership, entrepreneurship, and service; learning on and off stage; and an understanding of our diverse and global community. The offices of Student Affairs, International Advisement, and Residence Life work together to provide an enriching and supportive place of learning where students can follow their artistic pursuits and engage with all aspects of the Juilliard community. Explore our web pages to learn about our services and resources and please contact us at when you need assistance or have questions about our programs and opportunities.


Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm


Sabrina Tanbara, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Lindsey Hresko, Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Leadership
Howie Lien, Student Affairs Associate
Vanessa Kania, Student Engagement Assistant


Office of Student Affairs
The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Room 100
(212) 799-5000 extension 200

Student Events and Programs

The Juilliard School provides a diverse array of activities, events, and programs to enrich your collegiate experience. The Student Events Calendar serves as a comprehensive listing of student events.


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What Are Foundations Programs?

Foundations programs give Juilliard students learning experiences that complement their academic curriculum and professional experiences. By engaging students in educational conversations, activities, and workshops, students are able to expand their mind and knowledge base as well as develop important skills that they, as performing artists and global citizens, can use throughout their careers and personal lives.

Foundations programs cover a wide variety of topics within the following four broader domains:

  • Diversity and Civic Engagement (blue) programs will encompass elements of social justice, current events, and global citizenship.
  • Life Essentials (pink) programs will prepare students for the "real world" with programs ranging from professional development to personal safety.
  • Community Standards (yellow) programs will focus on fostering a safe and aware Juilliard community.
  • Health and Wellness (green) programs will help students develop healthy habits, both physically and emotionally.

Students can look for these icons and colors next to events in our biweekly newsletters, the Student E-Blasts, and on other marketing materials around campus to see what Foundations domain they fall under.

What are the benefits of attending Foundations programs?

  • Learn About New Topics: Foundations programs are hosted by a variety of different students, staff, and faculty on campus, and cover a host of different topics. Ranging from Krav Maga techniques to networking tips, you'll always be able to find a Foundations event that will teach you something you're interested in.
  • Priority Housing Selection: Students who attend at least one program from each of the four domains are given preferential placement in the housing selection process for the following academic year.
  • Prize Drawings: All students, regardless if they plan to live on-campus the following year, will be entered into a monthly drawing. Students will be selected at random to win various prizes. Possible prizes include gift cards to the dining hall, MetroCards, and Juilliard swag! Students who do not win a prize will be added to the next month’s drawing. The more events you attend, the better your chances are at winning a prize the next month!

How do I meet the requirements for priority housing selection?

  • Attend at least one program from each of the four domains (for a minimum of four programs) at some point during the academic year.
  • Stay for the full duration of each program (typically 45 minutes to an hour in length)

Juilliard Campus Life on Guidebook

Student Affairs is pleased to introduce the new Juilliard Campus Life guide on the Guidebook app! Juilliard Campus Life keeps you connected to student events, activities, resources and services whether you are on or off campus. You’ll have the Student Events Calendar, Performance Calendar, and Academic Calendar as well other information right at your fingertips!

To download the Juilliard Campus Life guide, visit your mobile app store, search for Guidebook and download. You may be asked to create a Guidebook account, but you can bypass this step or do it at a later time. Once you have the Guidebook app downloaded, enter the passphrase that was emailed to all Juilliard College Division students to access the Juilliard Campus Life guide.

Get Involved

The Office of Student Affairs oversees numerous opportunities for students to meet, socialize, learn, and lead. Find out how to volunteer, apply for a leadership position, or join or create an organization. 

Staff Portrait: Lindsey Hresko

Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Leadership, Office of Student Affairs

Lindsey calls her job—working with student clubs, hosting programs and activities, and advising and training students in leadership roles—"the most fun job on campus." Read more about Lindsey in The Juilliard Journal.