Move-in, Move-out, and Break Information
|Fall 2020 Semester Move-in (International Students)||August 27, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.|
|Fall 2020 Semester Move-in (Domestic Students)||August 29, 2020 (assigned time blocks)|
|Fall 2020 Semester Closing||December 19, 2020, by 12:00 p.m.|
|Spring 2021 Semester Move-in (Returning Students)||January 12, 2021, after 5:00 p.m.|
|Spring 2021 Semester Closing||May 8, 2021, by 12:00 p.m.|
Fall 2020 Move-in (International Students)
All international students who have been assigned a space on campus for the fall semester will move in on Thursday, August 27, 2020, after 9:00 a.m. During this time, international students can report directly to their residence hall, where they will be greeted by Housing and Residential Education staff and given their room key.
Students who have U.S. citizenship or a green card, but live abroad and plan on attending International Student Pre-Orientation should call or email the housing office to request permission to move in on international student move-in day.
Berklee Summer Initiative (BSI) students will receive information on move-in dates and times from the BSI team.
Fall 2019 Move-in (Domestic Students)
All incoming domestic (U.S. citizen) students who have been assigned a space on campus for the fall semester will move in on Saturday, August 29, 2020, during their assigned time block, which they will receive from our office via email in August.
Prior to move-in, you will receive an email with your assigned move-in and check-in time slots. You can move in and check in any time during or after those time slots, but not before. Time slots are assigned to ensure a smooth move-in and check-in experience, and to cut down on wait times.
Returning students can move back in to the residence halls starting after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020. You can go directly to your residence hall at that time and pick up your key.
Due to the large number of students arriving on campus, we cannot make any adjustments to move-in or check-in time slots. You may move in and check in after your time slot has passed, however.
During your assigned move-in time block, you will go directly to your assigned residence hall to pick up your key. There will be staff available to welcome you and answer any questions you might have. On move in day during all move-in time blocks, we will also have a moving team available to help students move their items into their rooms.
Due to the urban nature of Berklee's campus, we do not have any street parking available on move-in day. In each residential area, we will have spots available for you to briefly stop your vehicle and unload your things onto the sidewalk. There are numerous parking garages in the area that staff can direct you to.
Students can mail belongings to campus before move-in day using the address below. All packages will be held at the Mail Center at 1108 Boylston Street. Any packages mailed to the residence halls will be returned to sender. Packages for incoming students cannot be accepted before late August.[Student Name], Incoming Student Resident, [Residence Hall Name] 168 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Berklee has partnered with OCM to provide a dedicated website where you can shop for a wide range of items and have them delivered right to your residence hall room before your fall move-in. A portion of the sales are shared with the Housing and Residential Education team to support social and educational programs in the residence halls. In addition, there are plenty of stores in the Back Bay area where students can buy things they might have forgotten to order or pack. Staff members are happy to direct you to these stores on move-in day.
On move-in day, our spaces on campus are fully occupied. If you are interested in moving, reach out to the professional staff member for your hall during your first few weeks on campus to discuss the room change process.
During the summer, our halls are fully occupied, and we are not able to give residence hall tours or grant room access before move-in day.
Fall 2020 Move-out
The residence halls close for winter break on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. During this time, students must vacate the residence halls, and they cannot return until Tuesday, January 12, 2021, after 5:00 p.m. Students returning to the residence halls for the spring semester are allowed to leave their belongings in the residence halls during winter break, but they will not have access to the buildings. New students moving in to the residence halls for the spring 2020 semester will receive more information about when they can move in to the residence halls.
Spring 2021 Move-out
The residence halls close for the 2020–2021 academic year on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Students will be required to remove all of their belongings from the residence halls and must clean their room before leaving. Graduating seniors and those working graduation in an official capacity will receive more information about a possible extension. All students living on campus will receive more information on closing procedures in April from our office.