Berklee Families

We are thrilled that you chose to join our talented and diverse community, and we are excited to support you throughout your student’s first year and beyond.

student and their family member posing in front of Berklee bookstore
Dave Green

What Do We Mean by "Family"?

The Office of New Student and Family Programs uses the word "family" intentionally to include parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians, spouses, significant others, partners, foster parents, and chosen family because we strive to honor all types of families. Our office serves the families of our students by offering resources that connect you with the institution and address your needs as family members of the Berklee community.

Fall 2020 Family Orientation Videos

If you missed Family Orientation or would like to rewatch a session, visit our Fall 2020 Orientation Presentations page, where you can view all the recorded presentations and remarks, including convocation. 

Upcoming Family Check-In Meeting and Article Discussion

Each month, we will offer a family meeting to check in before discussing an article chosen by the New Student and Family Programs team. All articles will be shared one week prior to the meeting via the monthly family newsletter.

Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The Zoom link will be posted on our website here. 

Upcoming Beverages and Bites Regional Connections

Join us virtually for regional Beverages and Bites, an opportunity for families to meet others in their region and share their experiences. Feel free to bring coffee and bagels, or wine and cheese as we meet monthly over Zoom. The first Beverages and Bites are scheduled as listed below, and the Zoom links will be included the week of the events. 

  • Northeast: Monday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • Midwest: Wednesday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
  • International: Friday, October 16 at 8:00 a.m. EDT
  • South: Tuesday, October 20 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • West: Thursday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

Please adjust to your time zone, as needed. 

Family Spotlight

Each month, we will spotlight a new Berklee family. This month, meet the Azcona family from Apex, North Carolina. 

Favorite family artists: Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel, John Mayer, Lauren Daigle, Victor Wooten, For King and Country, and Juan Luis Guerra

Currently watching/reading: Currently reading the Bible and doing Bible journaling together as a family

How the family is supporting their student: The Azcona family created a special space for their student, Lanif, in their home. They placed Lanif's schedule on her door so family members know when her lessons are. They also encourage her to continue meeting weekly with friends over Zoom. Mother Mairym Azcona says, "Each student is different, but all students need love, compassion, and encouragement during these remote learning times. Our piece of advice is to continually check in with your student. Be understanding that moods can shift, and that's okay."

Attendees at the Cathy Young Address
Students at Movie Night
Students at the Jam Session and Open Mic
Multicultural Block Party
Movie on the Lawn