Fall Entering Student Orientation

Sunday, August 30, 2015 – Saturday, September 5, 2015

Please refer to the information below for details about fall 2015 orientation.

Before You Arrive

Before you arrive on campus, complete all necessary administrative requirements, including submission of your tuition payment, immunization records, high school transcripts, and health waivers.

To check the status of your administrative requirements:

  • Log in to berklee.edu using the ID and password sent to you by Admissions.
  • Select "Campus Tools," then "My Berklee" from the menu at the top right.
  • Log in to MyBerklee, then select "Students" on the right.
  • Select "Online Check-in Requirements" from the "Check-in" menu.

Any outstanding check-in requirements will be listed there. It is important to complete all of these requirements before you arrive. You will not be able to check in, receive your laptop, or receive your course schedule until you have submitted all of your administrative requirements.

Please note that entering students cannot check in online. Entering students must check in on campus when they arrive for orientation. For more information on steps you need to complete prior to check-in, visit the Accepted Students page.

When You Arrive

On-Campus Residents

Move-in

Move-in takes place on Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30. Students living on campus will receive information regarding their assigned move-in day and time as well as their assigned residence hall from the Housing Department. If you have questions about housing policies or the move-in process, visit the Housing page or contact the Housing Office.

Check-in

Check-in takes place 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, at David Friend Recital Hall (921 Boylston Street, first floor).

Off-Campus Residents
Students living off campus should proceed directly to check-in at David Friend Recital Hall (921 Boylston Street, first floor) on Sunday, August 30. Check-in will take place 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Fall 2015 Orientation Schedule

Orientation week is full of both informative and fun events and activities to help you learn about Berklee, get to know Boston, and meet other new Berklee students. The fall 2015 orientation schedule will contain a full week of activities, including:

Refer to the schedule below for an overview of the orientation week activities. Complete schedule information can also be downloaded here: Fall 2015-16 Orientation Booklet

Sunday, August 30  
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Check-in

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Technology Distribution

Student Computer Support Center
180 Massachusetts Avenue
10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

Campus Tours

Departing from Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sidewalk Celebration

Corner of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Sync Jam

Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue (enter through 142 Massachusetts Avenue)
4:00 p.m. and 7:00 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 31  
  Family Orientation
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Check-in

David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
9:30 a.m.

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

The Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Resources Fair

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 addresses.
2:45 p.m.

Introduction to Academics at Berklee

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
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, September 1  
Various

Entering Student Proficiency Assessment and Placement Auditions

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

1:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Jungle: Stan Getz Library Orientation

Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue (enter through 142 Massachusetts Avenue)
2:00 p.m.

English Language Assessment
Required for all non-native English speakers.

Lobby
7 Haviland Street
7:30 p.m.

Free Outdoor Film at the Pru: Guardians of the Galaxy

South Garden at the Shops at Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Wednesday, September 2  
Various

Entering Student Proficiency Assessment and Placement Auditions

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

3:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Jungle: Stan Getz Library Orientation

Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue (enter through 142 Massachusetts Avenue)
4:00 p.m.

Music Production Apps Showcase

Berklee Performance Center
136 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 addresses.
7:00 p.m.

Jam Session

David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street

Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
7:00 p.m.

Open Mic

Loft

939 Boylston Street (accessible through the Student Activities Center)

Thursday, September 3  
10:00 a.m.

International Student Meeting

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

ROAD Map Program

Patio
7 Haviland Street
1:00 p.m.

Community, Health, and Safety Presentation

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
2:00 p.m.

Student Employment Presentation

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
2:30 p.m.

Planning a Successful Career in Music

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

Orientation to Ear Training

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
5:00 p.m.

Multicultural Block Party

Haviland Street

7:00 p.m.

Multicultural Welcome Concert Featuring BIGYUKI

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Friday, September 4  
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Your First-Semester Schedule Review

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 Fens
3:00 p.m.

Schedule Completion

Student Activities Center
939 Boylston Street
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Hookup
Attendance is mandatory for all entering students. Peer advisors will notify their groups of which session to attend.

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Saturday, September 5  
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.

Accessibility and Accommodation

Photo by Phil FarnsworthWe are committed to welcoming and accommodating all entering students and their families at our check-in and orientation activities. Participants who need assistance or accommodations to fully experience the week's events are encouraged to contact the Counseling and Advising Center and the Student Activities Center well in advance as some accommodations take time to implement. In consultation with the Counseling and Advising Center, we will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations.

Administrative Offices

The following offices will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Office of Admissions
921 Boylston Street, Suite 600
617-747-2221
admissions@berklee.edu

Office of Scholarships and Student Employment
921 Boylston Street, Suite 622
617-747-8681
scholarships@berklee.edu

Office of Financial Aid
921 Boylston Street, Suite 220
617 747-2274
financialaid@berklee.edu

Office of the Bursar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 240
617-747-2610
bursar@berklee.edu

Office of the Registrar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 120
617-747-2240
registrar@berklee.edu

Further Information

For more information, visit the Orientation FAQ.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at orientation@berklee.edu.