Spring Entering Student Orientation

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - Saturday, January 18, 2014

Before You Arrive

Before you arrive on campus, complete all necessary administrative requirements, including submission of your tuition payment, Student Acknowledgement of Financial Obligation (SAFO) form, immunization record, high school transcript, and health waiver.

To check the status of your administrative requirements:

  • Log in to berklee.edu using the ID and password mailed to you by Admissions.
  • Select "Campus Tools" then "My Berklee" from the menu at the top right.
  • Log in to MyBerklee, then select "Students" on the right.
  • Select "Online Check-In Requirements" from the Check-In menu.

Any outstanding requirements will be listed there. Please note that entering students cannot check in online. Entering students must check in at the Student Activities Center in person on Tuesday, January 14.

When You Arrive

On-Campus Residents
Students living on campus will move into their assigned residence hall before checking in. If you are living on campus, you will receive information regarding your assigned residence hall and move-in schedule from the Housing Department. If you have questions about the move-in process, contact the Housing Office.

Off-Campus Residents
Students living off campus should proceed directly to Check-In at the Student Activities Center.


Check-in will take place on Tuesday, January 14, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Student Activities Center, located on the third floor of 921 Boylston Street. International students should be prepared to present their I-20, passport, and either a passport entry stamp or I-94 card.

The check-in process will take 15-30 minutes. After you are successfully checked in, you will receive an orientation schedule, a student ID, and additional resources. You will also be cleared to receive your laptop through the Berklee Laptop Purchase Program, as well as your course schedule at the end of the week.

If you are not successfully checked in, you will not be cleared to receive a laptop computer or a course schedule until you have successfully completed your administrative requirements.

Spring 2014 Orientation Schedule

Orientation week is full of both informative and fun events and activities to help you learn about Berklee, get to know Boston, and meet other new Berklee students. The spring 2014 orientation schedule will contain of full week of activities, including:

  • Information sessions presented by various Berklee offices and departments
  • Completion of any remaining assessments to help determine your first semester schedule
  • Concerts
  • Jam sessions and open mic nights
  • Peer advising meetings
  • And many more fun events to welcome you and your new classmates to Berklee!

The spring 2014 orientation schedule is also available from your smartphone. Visit involvio.com to download the app or search the app store for Involio. After you download Involvio, select Berklee College of Music to get started.

Spring 2014 Orientation Schedule

Monday, January 13

1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Move-in for entering on-campus students

Tuesday, January 14

9:00 a.m. Move-in continues for entering on-campus students
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Check-in
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Vendor fair
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Parent orientation
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Orientation sessions
7:00 p.m. Convocation and concert

Wednesday, January 15


Entering student proficiency assessment

Students will receive individual appointment times.


Placement auditions

Students will receive individual appointment times.

1:00 p.m.

Tonal harmony and counterpoint optional exam

Advance sign up by January 10 required. For information and to sign up, visit the composition department.

2:00 p.m. English language assessment for non-native English speakers
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Orientation sessions
7:00 p.m. Social events
9:00 p.m. Housing meeting

Thursday, January 16

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Orientation sessions
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Orientation sessions
7:00 p.m. Jam session and open mic night

Friday, January m7

10:00 a.m. International student meeting
1:00 p.m. Orientation sessions
2:30 p.m. Schedule distribution
3:00 p.m. Schedule completion
7:00 p.m. Multicultural welcome concert

Saturday, January 18

11:00 a.m. Women's welcome reception
10:00pm Kick-off Caf show

Questions? Contact Berklee Orientation or call Student Activities at 617 747-2560.

Accessibility and Accommodation

We are committed to welcoming and accommodating all entering students and their families at our check-in and orientation activities. Participants who need assistance or accommodations to fully experience the week's events are encouraged to contact the Counseling and Advising Center and the Student Activities Center well in advance, as some accommodations take time to implement. In consultation with the Counseling and Advising Center, we will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations.

Administrative Offices

The following offices will be open from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Office of Admissions
921 Boylston Street, Suite 600
617 747-2221

Office of Scholarships and Student Employment
921 Boylston Street, Suite 622
617 747-8681

Office of Financial Aid
921 Boylston Street, Suite 220
617 747-2274

Office of the Bursar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 240
617 747-2610

Office of the Registrar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 120
617 747-2240

For Further Information…

Visit the Orientation FAQ.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at orientation@berklee.edu.