Juilliard has tons of amazing resources which help with a variety of different things in a student’s day-to-day. There are musical aids, academic aids, and plenty of life aids. Below are a few of the Juilliard resources that have come in handy for me over the last two years here!
Health and Counseling Services
The first is a big one: Health and Counseling Services! Listen, we all get sick, health services has accessible hours and doctor who is on-call 24/7. Day or night, you are able to get access of a variety of services. Most of the services you’ll need are available in the office itself, but if not, they can refer you to a facility outside of the building. Counseling services is another helpful service. They’re available 7 days a week to help with your emotional needs and have been a great support to many at Juilliard.
Juilliard’s library has a fabulous collection or music, books, plays, magazines, and a selection of a few original manuscripts from well-known composers. Everything you’ll need is there for students to check out, and if for some reason they don’t have something, they often try to find it for you in surrounding libraries or purchase it for their collection. It’s truly an impressive room! Students also have access to a variety of online streaming services through the library’s website such as The Metropolitan Opera On Demand and BBC Shakespeare Online.
Student Council + Others
Juilliard has a variety of student organizations. I am a member of the Student Council, Juilliard’s student government. Almost all of my friends are involved in some club or organization on campus. Various groups include the Juilliard Black Student Union, the Juilliard Christian Fellowship, and the newest edition, the Women’s Empowerment Club which formed earlier this year. Student Council is a great service for because we are the direct link between the student body and the administration. Students often come with concerns, ideas, and an interest in student government.
Juilliard’s academic advisors are the unsung heroes that keep our daily lives running smoothly. From scheduling to evaluating your degree to academic advice, they are a great tool for keeping you on track to graduation. Last semester I met my counselor once per week for about two months to work on time efficiency. This was a major help for me and I feel like I have a better handle on managing my work!
Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs is the mother of all resources. They deal with all things student-related from assisting with clubs to planning student spirit day to training the school’s leaders. I spend a lot of time in their office working on student council assignments, but there are a variety of tools that they can help you with. Several students work in that office as a part of their workstudies as well.