Spring Entering Student Orientation
Tuesday, January 17, 2017–Saturday, January 21, 2017
Please see below for a detailed schedule. Students will receive an orientation booklet with full schedule and locations when they check-in to campus.
- 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 17, 2017. 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 17. The location will be at St. Cecilia's Church, located at 18 Belvidere Street, Boston, MA 02115. The entrance to the building is on St. Cecilia Street located behind the 150 Massachusetts Avenue residence hall.
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 2017 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
- Peer advising meetings
- Many other fun events to welcome you and your new classmates to Berklee.
|9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Check-In and Move-In|
|9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.||Technology Distribution|
|1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Introduction to Academics at Berklee|
|2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.||Peer Advising Meeting #1|
|4:00 p.m.||Convocation and Concert|
|9:00 a.m.||Entering Student Proficiency Assessment (ESPA)|
|2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.||Placement Auditions (Students will receive an email with their scheduled audition time.)|
|4:00 p.m.||English Language Assessment|
|5:00 p.m.||Music Production Apps Showcase|
|7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.||A Taste of Boston: Get to Know Your Student Activities Center|
|9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Housing Meeting|
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Vocal Health and Wellness Seminar (mandatory for entering voice principals)|
|1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Striking the Rights Chords as a Member of the Berklee Community|
|2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.||Student Employment|
|2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.||Planning a Successful Career as an Artist|
|3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.||Library Orientation|
|4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.||Peer Advisor Meeting #2|
|6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.||It's Your Berklee|
|8:00 pm.–10:00 p.m.||Jam Session and Open Mic|
|9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Schedule Advising|
|10:00 am.–12:00 p.m.||International Student Meeting|
|12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.||International Luncheon|
|1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.||Orientation to Ear Training|
|3:00 p.m.||Schedule Completion|
|7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.||Multicultural Student Concert|
|11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.||Women's Welcome Reception|
|1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Resource and Club Fair|
For more information about orientation, visit the Orientation FAQ.
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We 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.
The following offices will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Office of Admissions
921 Boylston Street, Suite 600
Office of Scholarships and Student Employment
921 Boylston Street, Suite 622
Office of Financial Aid
921 Boylston Street, Suite 220
Office of the Bursar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 240
Office of the Registrar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 120
For more information, visit the Orientation FAQ.
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