Family Orientation

Family moving into a residence hall with a moving bin with a suitcase inside it.

In addition to student orientation events, Berklee offers a family orientation program specifically for parents and families of incoming students. You'll have opportunities to experience Berklee through the perspective of a student, to discover resources available, and to learn how you can support your student through this transition. We look forward to welcoming our newest Berklee families to our community!

Family Orientation takes place three times a year: in January for spring semester entering families, in May for summer semester entering families, and in August for fall semester entering families. We know not all families are able to join us in person in Boston, so our educational content is delivered online via webinars, virtual office hours, our Family Guide, and family newsletters leading up to each entering semester. For those joining us in Boston when your student arrives for orientation, we will offer opportunities to connect with other new family members and explore campus and the Boston area; however, there will be limited informational sessions as content will be delivered in advance. If you have any questions, please email

Families planning to join us in person for summer orientation should plan to be at Berklee starting on the morning of Tuesday, May 23 and departing late afternoon to early evening on Wednesday, May 24. For August visiting families, we will be holding welcome events beginning on the morning of Saturday, August 26 and wrapping up by early evening on Sunday, August 27. If you plan to join us in person, please visit our Family Welcome Celebration Registration Form.


The office of New Student and Family Programs communicates with new family members via email in the months leading up to each new semester. If you are a family member of a new Berklee student and you haven't received anything from us, your student may not have submitted your email address to us as part of their application to Berklee. Email us at to be added.

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.


Interested in connecting with other Berklee parents and families? Join the Berklee Parents and Families Facebook group to stay engaged and receive updates. 

View additional resources and events offered to Berklee families throughout the year.