Semester Break Student Information

Traditionally, the winter break is a time for Physical Plant to do deep cleaning, perform important maintenance, and complete small projects to upgrade carpet, paint, lighting fixtures, and furniture across the campus. This year, a number of activities will begin Saturday, December 19. A comprehensive list is available here, but highlights include: 
Practice Rooms at 150 Massachusetts Avenue

Public Safety Announces Mark Louney's Promotion to Associate Director/Police Captain

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Louney to associate director/police captain for the Berklee College of Music Public Safety department.

Mark joined Berklee in 2011, after 20 years in the role of police captain for the Fitchburg, MA police department.

Mark began his career as a patrol officer with the Hampton, NH police department before joining the Fitchburg police department.  While serving with the Fitchburg police, Mark was consistently recognized for his performance by being promoted from patrol officer to lieutenant, sergeant and finally captain.

Changes to Berklee's Public Safety Model

Berklee’s expanding geographical footprint, its development into a major Boston area institutional presence, the increase in public safety related demands upon colleges and universities across the nation, and the complexities associated with ever-involving demands have inspired a change in the way Public Safety provides law enforcement services to the Berklee community.  Beginning in early 2016, Berklee’s Public Safety Department will transition away from its current hybrid patrol model, one which historically relied upon third party contract security officers to perform the patrol fun

Free coffee and doughnuts, because finals

Wherever you are in your list of final projects, performances and exams, we believe in you. And if you need a boost or a break along the way, we've got you covered.

Free coffee and doughnuts. All week, while they last. You're welcome.


PS-190 Improvisation Concepts Workshop 1 
PS-192 Improvisation Concepts Workshop 2

National Survey of Student Engagement - Berklee Results

In the spring of 2015, Berklee administered the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to first-year and senior students. NSSE is a survey assessing levels of student time and effort put into their studies and other educational activities.

Film Scoring Labs End-Of-Semester Hours

Fall 2015 End-Of-Semester Film Scoring Lab Hours

As a reminder, Film Scoring Labs and PWD Lab Facilities will close during the semester break:

Friday, December 18:
Labs Close at 6:00 p.m.

Labs will remain closed until Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Reminder:  Please collect any session files you may have on the delivery computer, as the “Pickups” drive will be erased at the end of the semester.

Happy Holidays!

TEDxBerkleeValencia 2016

Faculty Development, in collaboration with Berklee Valencia, is happy to offer Boston faculty members an opportunity to present at the third annual TEDxBerklee Valencia conference on April 16, 2016.

Library and Media Center Materials Due December 16

Add this to your list of deadlines: all library and media center materials need to be returned by Wednesday, 12/16!
We use winter break to inventory and make sure everything is where it's supposed to be. Help us save everyone some spring term frustration by making sure we get everything back before you head out of town.
Please see a library professional staff member or email us at if you have any questions.