Fall 2022 New Student Orientation Information

Fall 2022 New Student Orientation: Saturday, August 27–Sunday, September 4

Undergraduate orientation is for Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students entering their first semester. It is designed as a week of welcome before the fall semester begins and focuses on helping students build social and artistic connections.

More information will be shared by the Office of Admissions during the next few months. Email New Student and Family Programs at nsfp@berklee.edu if you have any questions. 

Virtual New Student Event: June 16 and July 19

Looking to connect and meet other entering fall 2022 students? We have two upcoming virtual socials on June 16 and July 19. Join us on Thursday, June 16 at 12:00 p.m. ETor Tuesday, July 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET for a virtual event, led by some of our upper-semester student leaders, to meet your peers now. Please note, the social event will take place in Boston (ET) times and adjust to your time zone accordingly. Register below.

Register for June 16 social

Register for July 19 Social

Upcoming New Student and Family Webinars

We are hosting a number of webinars over the summer to prepare you for your time at Berklee. If you are unable to join, the webinar will be posted on the Recorded Webinars and Frequently Asked Questions page. Register for the following webinars below:

Thursday, May 26
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. ET

New Student and Family Welcome Webinar
Watch the webinar recording

Friday, June 10 
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET

First-Semester Webinar: How to Prepare

Deposited students were sent an email invitation to register. This webinar is only for Berklee College of Music entering students. 

Thursday, June 23
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. ET

Health and Wellness Webinar

Wednesday, July 13 
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Student Financial Services Webinar

Wednesday, July 20 
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. ET

International Student Webinar

Wednesday, July 27
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET

Student Success Advising Webinar 

Wednesday, August 3
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Housing and Move-In Webinar

Upcoming Virtual New Student and Family Office Hours

Looking to connect with a staff member to help complete business or ask questions? Join us for our upcoming virtual office hours. Please note that times are in eastern time (ET), so please adjust to your time zone accordingly. Click on the Zoom meeting link below to register and join: 

Pre-Arrival Onboarding Tasks

New students must check the "Next Steps" section of the application portal and clear any restrictions listed on their account. Next steps include important tasks such as paying the tuition bill, submitting required immunization paperwork, and submitting a final high school transcript. Students will receive login information in June to set up their Berklee email/OnePass account, which is required to complete tasks in the next steps for enrollment checklist. In addition, students need their OnePass to access their Berklee email account, which is where they will receive all official school communications and access important student-facing resources found on the school’s internal sites (berklee.edu, bostonconservatory.berklee.edu, college.berklee.edu).

Cadence Orientation App

Students will learn more about the app that is used during orientation and how to register later this summer. All students will need to download the app in order to access the full schedule for orientation and Welcome Week. The app allows students to:

  • start connecting with other new students before arrival on campus; 
  • review Berklee resources;
  • capture moments on the live feed; and
  • compete in fun competitions to win prizes. 

The app is available in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Orientation Overview

All entering students will be placed in a cohort with about 20 to 25 other new Berklee students, and each cohort will meet daily during orientation. These groups will be led by a community connector, an undergraduate student leader who seeks to connect students to Berklee resources as well as facilitate social connections during the transition to Berklee. At orientation, entering students will attend resource fairs, open houses, specialized sessions and workshops, and a variety of social events to help launch their Berklee experience and make sure they're informed and connected with a variety of resources and with their peers. 

Audition Prep

All entering students are required to complete a placement audition during orientation week. We know that auditions can be stressful in the best of times, so make sure you are prepared for your audition and learn more about placement auditions and assessments. Additional information will be shared this summer. 


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