Move-In, Move-Out, and Breaks
|Spring 2021 Semester Move-In||January 15–16, 2021 (assigned time blocks)|
|Spring 2021 Semester Closing||May 8, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.|
Spring 2021 Move-In
Students will be assigned a move-in date and time on either January 15 or January 16, 2021. All students confirmed for on-campus housing received this information in an email sent to their Berklee email address. Students will receive their on-campus housing assignments before December 23, 2020. All students and guests are responsible for following the expectations detailed below.
Pre-Arrival To-Do List
Prior to move-in, please complete the following tasks:
Register your guest. Students living in the residence halls will be permitted to have one guest help them move in. This guest must be pre-registered and will receive a guest pass during check-in.
A pre-arrival quarantine is required. We ask students and their guest to quarantine for 10 days prior to your arrival on campus. This doesn’t mean that you have to be in Boston for 10 days prior to your arrival, but it does mean that you should quarantine in your home for 10 days up until your travel to campus.
Monitor your symptoms. If students (or their registered guests) have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone who has been recently diagnosed, we ask that you notify us so that we can delay your arrival on campus.
Complete online training. In the coming weeks, students will receive a link to an online training that must be completed prior to arrival. Students will also be asked to sign the campus social compact that details campus-wide behavioral expectations.
Pack a "go bag." Before students arrive on campus, we highly recommend that they pack a go bag that has everything they would need should they have to go into isolation. Students will have only one hour after receiving notification of a positive diagnosis to move into the isolation building and will only be able to take what they can carry in one trip.
Rent a microfridge. We highly encourage all students to rent a microfridge through New England Student Services to ensure that they are able to store meals properly.
Select your meal type. All students must fill out this form to indicate their meal type during their initial quarantine.
Submit your photo for your ID card (login required). Submit your photo so we can have your ID ready for your arrival.
Please avoid sending mail to campus that you will need prior to the start of classes. You will not have access to the mailroom right away because you will be in quarantine, so we ask that you delay any mailings until classes begin.
Before moving in, every student must get a COVID-19 test from our testing facility at 167 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. After being tested, you will receive a move-in ticket, which you will need to show to the staff at the check-in table in your residence hall in order to get the key to your room.
You will be required to quarantine in your room until you have received your first negative test result. After this point, you will be able to move about freely within your building, but will not be able to leave the building unless it is to get meals at the Caf or to receive your second COVID-19 test, which will be scheduled for you on your fourth day on campus and will be communicated to you in advance. Your quarantine period will end on the first day of classes if you do not have any symptoms and receive two negative test results. Any student who tests positive will be required to move to the isolation building at 98 Hemenway Street or return home, if possible.
After testing, students will go to their meal pickup location, which will depend on their residence hall assignment. It is very important that students fill out this form to indicate what kind of meals they will need. The available options are standard, plant-based vegan, allergen free (made without dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, and fin fish), and other, with a free response section.
- When you arrive, you will pick up two Berklee dining bags with entrees and snacks for your initial quarantine. While it will most likely take no longer than two days to receive your test result, you will be provided with enough food and snacks for three days.
- After your first day, you will be allowed to leave your residence hall to get meals at the Caf after receiving your first negative test result. We also highly recommend that you pack any favorite snacks and food items so that you have access to them in your room while you quarantine.
It is very important that students have a microfridge in their room as the meals that will be provided will require refrigeration and heating. Students can rent a microfridge with New England Student Services, and it will be installed in their room by the time they arrive. During the semester, if you are identified as a student who has had close contact with an individual who tested positive, you will be required to quarantine in your room for two weeks, during which time you will be delivered meals that will require refrigeration and heating.
All fridges must be 4.3 cubic feet or less.
Students received an email with their assigned testing date and time. After receiving their test, students will go to their meal pickup location, which will depend on their residence hall assignment. Students must show their move-in ticket to the staff member at their residence hall check-in table in order to receive a room key.
Any student who arrives on campus exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to either return home or move directly into the isolation building. In addition, please note the following:
- Students will be allowed one guest (parent, guardian, friend, etc.) to help with move-in. These guests must be registered in advance. Guests are expected to abide by the same expectations as students, including social distancing and face coverings.
- Students will have two hours to complete their move.
- Moving carts will be provided, as well as sanitizing supplies to wipe down the carts between use.
- If you are driving, you will need to immediately unload your vehicle and move it to a parking garage or meter (fees apply). Any car that is left unattended may be ticketed or towed at your expense.
Important Financial Information
If you are no longer planning to attend the spring semester, you must email our office at email@example.com by December 19, or you will owe 10 percent of the housing charge.
Please see the housing refund dates to assess the implications of cancelling at a later date.