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 an orientation for parents and families of incoming students. You'll have opportunities 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.

New Student and Family Programs communicates with incoming family members during the months before their student begins their studies. If your student did not submit your family email address as part of their application to Berklee, we may not have your email address on file.

Fall 2022 families should plan to participate in welcome events and activities on Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28. Events include socials and receptions, campus tours, panels, meetings with Berklee leadership, convocation, and more. Additional information will be shared with entering families soon. Email if you have any questions.

Family Orientation Program

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 Boston, so the majority of the content is delivered online and via webinars 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 leadership; however, there will be limited informational sessions as content will be delivered in advance. If you have any questions, please email

Upcoming New Student and Family Welcome Webinar

New Student and Family Programs and the Office of Admissions are hosting a welcome webinar for incoming fall 2022 students and families on Thursday, May 26, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The webinar will cover information to support your arrival for the fall semester and the tasks you should be completing before you arrive. If you are unable to join, the webinar will be posted on the Recorded Webinars and Frequently Asked Questions page.

Register for the May 26 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 (ET), so adjust to your time zone accordingly. Click on the Zoom meeting link below to register and join: 

Upcoming Webinars

We are hosting a number of webinars over the summer to prepare you and your student for your time at Berklee. Register for the following webinars below: 

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

First-Semester Webinar: How to Prepare
Registration link coming soon

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

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.

Fall 2021 New Student Orientation and Welcome Week Photos

Mingus doing the limbo during move-in
Family moving into a residence hall with a moving bin with a suitcase inside it.
student's using technology at the library open house
students eating popcorn at the movie on the lawn event
student's waiting for the movie to begin at the prudential center south garden
student performing at the berklee bookstore open mic
student group performing at convocation