Orientation Dates

May's summer orientation is May 21, 2021. Summer 2021 orientation is for students entering Berklee for their first semester. Summer 2021 students living on campus will move in on Wednesday, May 19 or Thursday, May 20. Students' exact date and a move-in time will be sent to their Berklee email address. More information can be found on the Housing website

We are thrilled you have chosen to join our talented and diverse community, and we are excited to help you launch your first semester. Orientation is designed to help you discover everything that Berklee has to offer and prepare you to succeed in your first semester. The orientation schedule encompasses a variety of programs to help you in your transition to college life. Whether it's preparing for classes, connecting with campus resources, or meeting new friends, we've got you covered. 

We're excited to offer students a virtual orientation experience on May 21. During this one-day orientation program, students will acclimate to services, meet other new Berklee students, and learn about resources that will support them in their academic and social journey. Incoming students will participate and watch pre-recorded videos in our Berklee 101 onboarding course on their own time the week of May 17, and live virtual complementary sessions will take place on Friday, May 21. The following week, students will join engaging programming and activities, jam sessions and open mics, and socials, and continue to build connections to the Berklee campus community. 

Find the summer 2021 orientation schedule and register today

Information about fall 2021 orientation and dates will be available in June. Please email us at nsfp@berklee.edu if you have any questions. 

Parents and Families

See Family Orientation to learn how you can participate.

Hotel Accommodations

We have partnered with a few local hotels to offer a 15 percent discount to students and families looking for hotel accommodations in May 2021. 

  • Boston Marriott Copley Place, located at 110 Huntingon Avenue (Back Bay neighborhood; 0.5 miles to campus): Enter code 30165 at checkout under the promotions code. The rate is $99 per night. 
  • Westin Copley Place, located at 10 Huntington Avenue (Back Bay neighborhood; 0.6 miles to campus): Enter code 30165 at checkout under the promotions code. The discount rate is applied to traditional king and queen rooms, and studio king and queen/queen suites. 
  • Residence Inn by Marriott, located at 125 Brookline Avenue (Fenway neighborhood; 0.8 miles to campus): Enter code 30165 at checkout under the promotions code.
  • Loews Boston Hotel, located at 154 Berkeley Street (Back Bay neighborhood; 0.9 miles to campus): The discount rate is 15 percent off the best available rate. Students and families can access the discount link here

Virtual Tours

To learn more about Berklee's physical campus, including our state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms, and performance spaces, we encourage you to take a virtual tour.


If you have questions, please contact the New Student and Family Programs team at nsfp@berklee.edu.