Spring 2021 New Student Orientation Information (Hybrid)

Virtual New Student Orientation will take place from Friday, January 15, to Saturday, January 23, 2021. 

Who Should Attend? 

All new Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee undergraduate students (domestic and international) who are starting in the spring 2021 semester on the Boston campus in a hybrid model should attend. 

Students must register for orientation.


Orientation is divided into three parts: Berklee Launch, Berklee Live, and Berklee 101

Berklee Launch: Your Orientation Headquarters

This is the place to find all your presemester information. 

Prelaunch Information

Make sure to check your admissions portal for all your prelaunch tasks (College studentsConservatory students). In order to check in for the semester and start your classes, you will need to complete each of these tasks. Many of these can be completed now, but if you have any issues, we will have team members available to assist you on Tuesday, January 19, between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. ET.

Audition Prep

We know that auditions can be stressful in the best of times. Make sure you are prepared for your audition and know how to sign up for an audition time. All entering students are required to complete a placement audition and assessment during orientation week. Learn about placement auditions and assessments


Interested in connecting with other new Berklee students this spring? Join the Admitted Students Facebook group. Also, don't forget to connect with our Campus Life team on Facebook and Instagram. If you have questions, email the New Student and Family Programs team at nsfp@berklee.edu

Orientation Presentations

Some of the orientation presentations are prerecorded and available at the beginning of orientation. Others will be added after the live presentations are complete.

Navigating Berklee

After orientation ends, you can lean on your remote student launch team throughout the year for questions about navigating Berklee's programs, departments, and resources.

You can also browse our Student Services and Support site to find out how to get things done remotely.

Orientation Schedule

An overview of the schedule is available below to help you know what to expect so you can plan your week. Please note this schedule is subject to change. Some sessions are offered more than once to accommodate various time zones and are indicated with a label of "No. 1," "No. 2," etc. Feel free to pick the date and time that aligns best with your schedule. Zoom links will be added the day before each event. View the schedule below.