Spring Entering Student Orientation
Tuesday, January 16, 2018–Saturday, January 20, 2018
The spring 2018 orientation schedule will be distributed at check-in on Tuesday, January 16. A printable version of this schedule is available:
The orientation schedule is for new students entering Berklee in the spring semester.
- Before You Arrive
- When You Arrive
- Orientation Schedule
- Accessibility and Accommodation
- Contact Information
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.
Move-in takes place on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Students living on campus will receive information regarding their assigned move-in 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 Housing or contact the Housing Office.
Check-in takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16 at 7 Haviland Street. Students will receive a physical copy of the detailed orientation schedule when they arrive. All students must go through the check-in process.
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 spring 2018 orientation schedule will contain a full week of activities, including:
- information sessions presented by various Berklee offices and departments;
- completion of any remaining assessments to help determine your first semester schedule, including placement auditions and the Entering Student Proficiency Assessment;
- jam sessions and open mic nights;
- many other fun events to welcome you and your new classmates to Berklee.
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Check-In and Move-In
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Software/Technology Distribution
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Sync Jam
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Campus Tours
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Orientation Leader Meeting
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Music Production Apps Showcase
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Nuts and Bolts of Living on Campus
9:00 a.m. Entering Student Proficiency Assessment (ESPA)
11:30 a.m. Student Employment
11:30 a.m. Lunch and Resource Fair
12:00 p.m. English Language Assessment
2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. Placement Exams
6:00 p.m. Convocation and Concert
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Commuter Student Social
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Academic Overview
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Career Center Session
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. LGBTQIA Social
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Health and Wellness Session
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Community Standards Session
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Active Shooter Training
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. Orientation Leader Meeting
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. It's Your Berklee
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Jam Session and Open Mic
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Schedule Advising
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Vocal Health and Wellness Seminar
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. International Student Meeting
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Orientation to Ear Training
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Schedule Completion
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. 25+ Social
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Multicultural Concert
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Women's Welcome Brunch
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Library Session
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Students of Color Social
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Club and Organizations Fair
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Bridge the Gap Lip Sync
For more information about orientation, visit the Orientation FAQ.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Berklee strives to ensure access to all events and create an environment that is inclusive for all. To request accommodations due to a disability for any of the orientation events, please contact the New Student and Family Programs team via email at email@example.com by Monday, January 8, 2018.
For more information, visit the Orientation FAQ.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.