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.

Register for New Student Orientation

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: July 19

Looking to connect and meet other entering fall 2022 students? Join us on 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 that the social event will take place in Boston (ET) time and adjust to your time zone accordingly. Register below.

Register for July 19 Social

My First Berklee Project (MFBP) 

My First Berklee Project (MFBP) is your first creative endeavor as a newly enrolled Berklee student. MFBP is an optional collaborative performance project launched within your incoming class before orientation begins. As a group, you will be creating art to be shared with the wider Berklee community. This can be dance, music, theater, and everything in between. Looking for an example? Watch a previous submission. If you want to participate, sign up below with your Berklee email address before Monday, July 25. Groups will be assigned on Wednesday, July 27, and students will have until Monday, August 15, to complete their artistic project. 

Learn more and sign up to participate

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
Watch the webinar recording

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.–3:00 p.m. ET

Health and Wellness Webinar
Watch the webinar recording

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

Student Financial Services
Watch the webinar recording

Thursday, July 14
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Next Steps
Watch the webinar recording

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

International Student Services
Watch the webinar recording

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

Student Advising Success 
Watch the webinar recording

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

Housing: Fall Move-In
Watch the webinar recording

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: 

Cadence Orientation App

Registration is now open for orientation! We use the app, Cadence, for our orientation week and welcome week schedule. Students will register above and registrants will be able to access the app beginning on August 12. Registrants should use their Berklee email address to register. 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.

Review more information about orientation below: 


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