So, one random fact about me (actually it is a very basic fact) is that I probably have the worst sense of direction on planet earth. However, after a month of walking in circles, trying to find the restrooms and then trying to find my way back to the practice room I was in, now even I have got a handle on it.
Juilliard is actually not that tricky. You get used to it before you know it.
You do want to explore the entire campus though, because Juilliard has a lot of great things to offer!
You really should take advantage of the campus amenities!
The gym is completely free!
The gym is newly renovated and it is very nice! It is never too crowded, you can always find a machine and get a good work out in. I have never been a fan of going to the gym… but since it is only 5 floors below my room, I might as well go…. And I actually do! Despite our busy schedules, we must not forget to take care of our health :)
Health and Counseling Services and Physiotherapy
This is a luxury. If you are feeling sick, all you have to do is go to the 22nd floor and stop by the Health Services and they will take care of you.
If you are having some problems in your personal life, you can meet up with the Counseling Services and talk to them about anything that is bothering you.
Finally, if you are practicing too much and are starting to have some back pain, you can go to the Physiotherapist! It is completely free! I haven’t been there myself… (but I hear they give very good massages…!) :)
There are tons of other things offered on campus. We must take advantage of these great things! The campus really does offer everything you could possibly need. It makes living in the dorms very easy!