Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Welcome to the Jordan College of the Arts! 

Jordan College Student Basics:  This isn't going to cover everything you may have questions about, but it's a start.  Feel free to ask your department secretary about anything not covered.

We're glad to have you at Jordan College  -  Good luck this year!

BUILDING HOURS: Lilly Hall is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.  At 11 p.m., the building will switch to keycard access until 7 a.m..  You will be able to use your student identification card to enter the building.  Please to not block open doors to allow access for other students.  Interior rooms must be reserved by utilizing the campus space request form online.  Any student caught accessing rooms they have not scheduled or otherwise defacing the building will have their late night access revoked.  Staff office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Faculty office hours are posted outside of their door.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:  The Jordan College Facilities and Events Manager creates a monthly calendar of all Jordan College events and updates the University web calendar; information about performances should be provided as soon as possible.  When you schedule an event using the online campus request form, the Facilities and Events Manager will send you an email link requesting more information.  Please respond promptly or your event will not be added to the Jordan College/campus calendar.

DANCE STUDIOS/THEATRE SPACES: Use of dance studios is restricted to dance majors and use of theatre space is restricted to theatre students.  Please request these spaces utilizing the online campus request form and after receiving confirmation, check out a key from the proper department secretary.

EMERGENCY:  If you are on campus and need emergency assistance, call the University Police Emergency Number, 911.  There are 'blue' emergency phones located outside the west & east sides of Lilly Hall, as well as in the practice room area on the second floor.

ILLNESS:  In the event of an illness or emergency, call directly to the JCA professor whose class you'll miss or contact the main office at 940-9231 (jthornbu@butler.edu) to leave a message.  Contacting the main office does NOT constitute an excused absence.

INSTRUMENT RENTAL:  University owned instruments may be rented by contacting and making arrangements with Pam French at 940-9638 or pfrench@butler.edu.

LOCKERS: 

  • Large instrument lockers may be checked out from the Instrument Room, LH198, during posted hours.
  • Hallway lockers may be checked out from the Lilly Hall receptionist in the Main Office. 
  • Dance dressing room lockers may be checked out from the dance secretary in LH50.
  • Jordan College issued locks MUST be used on the lockers.
  • The University is NOT responsible for personal instruments and/or property stolen from lockers.  You are strongly encouraged to privately insure your personal property.

LOST AND FOUND: Items found in Lilly Hall should be turned in to the JCA Main Office.  If you're looking for a lost item, check with the Main Office, the department secretaries and with BUPD.

PRACTICE ROOM KEYS: If you are a piano major or organ student and need keys to the locked piano and organ rooms, see the music secretary in room LH229.

PUBLIC PHONES: A phone for on-campus only calls is located in the west lobby. 

REHEARSAL SPACE/RECITALS:The online campus space request form allows you to see what rooms are available for rehearsals and/or performances.  All online requests for Lilly Hall and the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall are expedited through the Jordan College Facilities Manager.  Music student recitals are presented in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall; it is strongly advised that you schedule recital dates well in advance due to the high use of the space.  When you receive confirmation for your rehearsal/event/recital, you will be sent additional instructions.  See your Applied Music teacher for additional information.  All events for student organizations must go through The Programs for Leadership and Service Education (PuLSE) office.  Any student caught utilizing Lilly Hall/Recital Hall space for a student organization without going through the PuLSE office will have their online scheduling privileges revoked.

SECURITY:  If you need to report suspicious activity or need an escort, please contact the Butler University Police Department at 940-9396.

SIGN POSTING: As we start a new year with many student organizations and departments providing opportunities for involvement, The Programs for Leadership and Service Education (PuLSE) office would like to remind everyone of the posting policies.  All signs, flyers and other postings, with the exception of departmental notices, must be approved and stamped by the PuLSE office, located in Atherton Union, room 101. Flyers with job opportunities must be approved by Internship and Career Service located in Atherton Union, room 315.  Notices and signs must clearly state the official name of the sponsoring organization or individual, and may be posted on bulletin boards ONLY.  Signs posted on departmental bulletin boards should be approved by the appropriate academic department.  Signs may not be posted on interior and exterior walls, windows, doors, elevators, floors, sidewalks, and on any wood or painted surfaces. Any signs posted on these surfaces will be removed and organizations will be charged a thirty-five dollar ($35) fine. Organizations or individuals posting signs that cause damage will be assessed accordingly.  Posting in Residence Halls must be approved at the front desk of each hall.  Signs and posters not in accordance with the above guidelines will be removed.  For more information on the posting policy, please see the Student Handbook, pages 69-70.  Contact the PuLSE office at 940-9262 with any questions.

SMOKING:  Smoking is not allowed in or around buildings occupied by University faculty, staff and students including classrooms, laboratories, private offices, residence halls, University apartments and common areas except in those locations designated as smoking areas.  The closest designated smoking areas is at the east side of Lilly Hall, on the patio between Clowes and Lilly.

THEFT:  The University is not responsible for the theft of personal items.  If you note that university property is unsecured, report it to the nearest secretary.  If personal or university property is stolen, please tell the nearest secretary, AND make an official report to the University Police (ext. 9396). You are strongly encouraged to privately insure your personal property.  Be advised that home-owners insurance does not always cover musical instruments; a separate policy may be required.

TICKET POLICY FOR JCA EVENTS:  Check with the departmental secretary for the area the performance is in for current student rates and discounts.

VENDING MACHINES: Vending machines are located in the Lower Level landing of the Clowes Pavilion (outside the Indianapolis Children's Choir offices).  If a vending machine eats your money, contact Butler's purchasing department at x9000.