Fall Entering Student Orientation

Student lounge in Berklee building at 160 Massachusetts Avenue

Welcome to Berklee! Please refer to the information below for details about your fall 2016 orientation, and if you have a question not covered below, don't hesitate to contact us at orientation@berklee.edu.

The information in this section is for students starting on the Boston campus only. If you are spending your first year on the Valencia, Spain, campus, please see First Year Abroad orientation

Graduate Student Orientation: See the following for a graduate student orientation schedule: www.berklee.edu/graduate-studies/graduate-orientation

International Student Orientation: Wednesday, August 24 – Saturday, August 27, 2016

Check-in to David Friend Recital Hall at 921 Boylston Street on Wednesday, August 24 between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Domestic Student Orientation: Sunday, August 28–Saturday, September 3, 2016

**International students will complete both orientations.**

Sunday, August 28, 2016
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Check-in

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Technology Distribution

Student Computer Support Center
180 Massachusetts Avenue
1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. 

Sidewalk Celebration 

Corner of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

Sync Jam

Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue (enter through 142 Massachusetts Avenue)

4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Convocation and Concert

Same presentation and performance at both times. Choose a time that fits your schedule.

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Monday, August 29, 2016
Visit our site for Parent and Family Orientation.
9:30 a.m

Transitioning to Berklee: A Session for Students with Disabilities and their Families

Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.

Resources Fair Brunch

Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Ave
1:00 p.m. 

Peer Advising Meeting No. 1

Students will receive information and locations for peer advising meetings via email to their berklee.edu email address.
2:30 p.m.

BIN Student Session

Eisenson Room
160 Massachusetts Avenue
2:45 p.m.

Introduction to Academics at Berklee


Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Campus Tours

4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.

Sweet Treats on the Patio

Patio
7 Haviland Street
9:00 p.m.

Housing Meeting

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Various

Entering Student Proficiency Assessment and Placement Auditions

Students will receive individual appointment times via email to their berklee.edu email address.

1:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Jungle: Stan Getz Library Orientation

Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue (enter through 142 Massachusetts Avenue)
5:00 p.m.

Music Production Apps Showcase

Berklee Performance Center

7:30 p.m.

Movie on the Lawn Star Wars: The Force Awakens

South Garden at the Shops at Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Various

Entering Student Proficiency Assessment and Placement Auditions

Students will receive individual appointment times via email to their berklee.edu email address.

2:00 p.m.

Planning a Successful Career in Music

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
3:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Jungle: Stan Getz Library Orientation 

Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue (enter through 142 Massachusetts Avenue)
6:00 p.m.

Peer Advising Meeting No. 2

Students will receive information and locations for peer advising meetings via email to their berklee.edu email address.
7:00 p.m.

Jam Session

David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
7:00 p.m.

Open Mic

Loft

939 Boylston Street (accessible through the Student Activities Center)

Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Thursday, September 1
10:00 a.m.

Student Employment Presentation

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
11:00 a.m. 

Vocal Health Orientation 

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
1:00 p.m.

Creating Harmony: Striking the Right Chords as a Member of the Berklee Community

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
3:00 p.m. 

Orientation to Ear Training

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
4:00 p.m. 

Get to Know Berklee Websites

Media Center

6:30 p.m.

Multicultural Welcome Concert 

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Friday, September 2, 2016
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

Schedule Advising

St. Cecilia Parish
18 Belvidere Street
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Welcome Back BBQ and Clubs Expo

Mothers Rest Park
Back Bay, the Fens
3:00 p.m.

Schedule Completion

Student Activities Center
939 Boylston Street
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

It's Your Berklee
Peer advisors will notify their groups of which session to attend.

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Saturday, September 3, 2016
11:00 a.m.

Women's Welcome Reception

Fordham Road Facility
25 Fordham Road
 

For more information about orientation, visit the Orientation FAQ.

Questions? Contact Berklee Orientation or call Student Activities at 617-747-2560.