Going 'Back to Berklee': Plans Announced for Fall 2020

Bryan Parys
June 15, 2020

After careful planning, Berklee will open for the fall semester in a hybrid on-campus/remote capacity.

the 160 Massachusetts Avenue building at night

This past January, few in higher education could have predicted the kind of 180-degree turn that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic would bring to colleges and universities around the world. Now that the spring semester is over, it's hard not to see March 2020 as a generational flashpoint—the kind of upheaval that made people everywhere rethink everything from how to teach theater to where to find hand sanitizer. The Berklee community moved swiftly to a fully remote curriculum, gave the world some love, and conducted our first ever virtual commencement. We learned that students deserve more than video chats, and most of all, we discovered that Berklee could, in fact, happen anywhere.

Back to Berklee type treatmentAs the semester concluded, the question on everyone's mind was: But what happens for the fall semester?

After careful consideration regarding the health and well-being of the entire Berklee community, the institution has announced reopenings for Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and the campus in Valencia, Spain, in a hybrid on-campus/remote capacity. Back to Berklee, the hybrid model's name, offers a host of customizable academic modalities, and looks to meet every student where they're at—whether they're new or returning, domestic or international, undergraduate or graduate.

To learn more and explore the frequently asked questions pertaining to your specific needs, head over to Back to Berklee.

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