Boston Campus


To support in-person learning, classrooms and other facilities will be prioritized for performance, practice, and experiential learning and configured to maintain social distancing. We are also expanding class schedules to reduce the number of people in buildings at any given time, allowing for safe movement within those facilities. Residence hall space will be predominantly single and double occupancy. 

You will have access to Berklee facilities, but access will look different. For example, practice rooms will be used both for individual practice sessions and as spaces for students to participate in certain online course work. Most spaces will require some form of advance reservation or will be assigned to students. Drop-ins will not be allowed. We are committed to making facilities available to students while also maintaining a safe campus that allows for physical distancing and reduced campus density.

Student Services and Opportunities

The counseling, advising, Diversity and Inclusion, and Career Center teams will continue to provide virtual appointments and present relevant, diverse programming to support students’ personal and professional development. Academic and career planning will be enhanced with expanded virtual walk-in hours, as will peer tutoring to help students master core music concepts and skills. Many students will participate in internships they secured during the fall Virtual Job and Internship Expo, and engage in online workshops, clinics, and master classes featuring visiting artists and high-profile industry experts. Finally, a variety of clubs will continue to enrich the student experience, fostering engagement and community connections, and providing opportunities to develop valuable leadership skills. Following a successful and safe campus opening with our hybrid academic offerings, we will consider how some of these student services and programs could be offered in-person on campus. 

The Center for Campus Life is in the process of planning an exciting semester for both on-campus and off-campus students. The center will work with student clubs and organizations to develop plans that meet their needs and abide by social distancing guidelines. Social events and programs will be reimagined with a focus on remote engagement. After the successful and safe opening of campus with hybrid academic offerings, we will then consider which in-person student services and programs can be offered.

Student Financial Services

 

International Students

 

Student Employment

We hope to offer additional, though limited, student employment opportunities on campus this spring. Berklee will prioritize student employment positions that support the institutional priorities and the successful delivery of the hybrid spring semester experience. The approved positions will be determined in conjunction with leadership and supervisors, and will be a combination of in-person and remote opportunities. Student employees will receive more information directly from their supervisors. Students who are new to the Student Employment office can visit the Student Employment website for more information.

In order to work in an approved role, students must meet the eligibility and work authorization requirements for student employment. Students living outside of the U.S. will not be able to work in a remote position. Students in on-campus positions will be required to adhere to all Berklee health, safety, and other protocols for on-campus employees. A remote work arrangement allows an employee to work either part or all of the workweek without being physically present on campus.

New Student Orientation

The New Student and Family Programs team will host a virtual orientation to welcome our new students and families to Berklee this spring. This virtual program will consist of an online course focused on resources and acclimation to Berklee, student cohorts focused on social connections, and a series of live virtual events to answer any remaining questions and to meet some key faculty and staff members. Information about this orientation program will be communicated to students in the coming weeks. 

Housing and Dining

 

On-Campus Housing

 

Off-Campus Housing

 

Performances and Events

Performance opportunities are a fundamental part of your education, and we will continue to provide these experiences. To comply with city and state guidelines, and with COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, it is unlikely we will be hosting any large, in-person events with an audience this spring. Instead, we will use digital tools and media to deliver content to audiences in various ways, such as livestreaming solo or small group performances to remote audiences across our official social media channels. We will also be exploring an on-campus hybrid performance model in order to accommodate a number of smaller-scale, socially distanced live performances that will be recorded and broadcast at a later date, or compiled digitally, to form a larger concert experience. More information about our spring performance season will be announced as it becomes available. 

Berklee Bookstore

 

Technology Support

If you need technology support, please reach out to Training and Support at 2238@berklee.edu or 617-747-2238. Support staff will be available to help you Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET.