Summer 2022 New Student Orientation Information

Students at movie on the lawn

Summer orientation takes place May 16–22, 2022. It leads into Summer Week of Welcome, May 23–26, an event that aligns with the first week of classes beginning on May 23. If you have any questions, please email us at

New Student Orientation registration is open now. Register below. 

Who Should Attend? 

All new Berklee College of Music undergraduate students (domestic and international) who are starting in the summer 2022 semester should attend. Students should register for orientation below. 

Register Here

Pre-Arrival Onboarding Tasks

New students must check their Next Steps portal page to complete all pre-launch tasks, which are required in order to check in for the semester and start classes. Students should check their Berklee email address regularly to receive updated information about next steps.

New Student and Family Webinar

We hosted a welcome webinar on April 13, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. ET to share information about orientation and what to expect when you arrive. Missed the webinar? View a recording of the webinar by visiting the Recorded Webinars and Frequently Asked Questions page

Upcoming Move-In Webinar

The Housing and Residential Education office will be offering a move-in webinar on Wednesday, May 4 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET. Register below. If you are unable to join, the webinar will be posted on the Recorded Webinars and Frequently Asked Questions page.

Register for the Move-In Webinar

Berklee Resource Guides

Our resource guides for new students are now live. These comprehensive guides were created to help students learn about Berklee resources and services to support them as they get settled at the institution.

Cadence Orientation App

Once registered for orientation, students will gain access to the Cadence orientation app when it goes live on May 9. Students should make sure to download the app in order to access the full schedule for orientation and Welcome Week. The app allows students to:

  • start connecting with other new students before arrival on campus; 
  • review Berklee resources;
  • capture moments on the live feed; and
  • compete in fun competitions to win prizes. 

The app is available in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Audition Prep

All entering students are required to complete a placement audition during orientation week. Assessments should be completed prior to arrival. We know that auditions can be stressful in the best of times, so make sure you are prepared for your audition and know how to sign up for an audition time. Learn more about placement auditions and assessments

Orientation Overview

All entering students will be placed in a cohort with about 10 to 16 other new Berklee students, and each cohort will meet daily during orientation. These groups will be led by a community connector, an undergraduate student leader who seeks to connect students to Berklee resources as well as facilitate social connections during the transition to Berklee. At orientation, entering students will attend resource fairs, open houses, specialized sessions and workshops, and a variety of social events to help launch their Berklee experience and make sure they're informed and connected with a variety of resources and with their peers. 


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