Family Orientation

family moving into a residence hall
Dave Green

In addition to student orientation events, Berklee offers sessions and activities for family members. You'll have an opportunity to experience Berklee through the perspective of a student, to discover resources available to your student, and to learn how you can support your student through this transition. We look forward to welcoming our newest Berklee families to our community.

Fall 2020 Family Orientation will take place virtually from Saturday, August 29 through Sunday, September 6Registration is open now

Family Orientation Schedule

An overview of the schedule is available now. Please note that this is not a complete schedule; it is meant to help you know what to expect so you can plan your week. For the complete program, you need to download the Guidebook application to your phone or tablet. Although we strongly recommend using the app, for those who need it a desktop version of the schedule is available here.

Orientation Presentations 

Prerecorded videos will be available at the beginning of orientation for families to watch at their own pace, while other videos will be added after the live presentations are complete. We strongly encourage families to attend live sessions throughout the week, although all sessions will be recorded and posted online if you are unable to attend the live session. Families can expect to spend about three hours a day with our team attending live sessions, reviewing videos, and participating in group meetings.

Family Group Meetings

Families will meet three times times throughout orientation week. Meetings will begin as a large group in Zoom and then break into smaller groups led by a member of Berklee's Student Enrollment and Engagement (SEE) team. The SEE team member will lead each small group in dialogue, answer any questions you have, and help acclimate you to the Berklee community. The link to each meeting can be found in the Guidebook app listed above. 

Questions? Email

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.