Annual Events

Parent Orientation

Welcome to the Berklee community! Parent orientation for fall 2016 will be held on Monday, August 29, through Tuesday, August 30. For complete details about parent orientation, including activities and schedules, visit the Parent Orientation page.

Student Orientation

If you'd like to learn more about student orientation events, visit the Orientation page.

Save the date for Student Orientation (for fall entering students): Sunday, August 28, 2016 – Saturday, September 3, 2016

Student Convocation and Concert

Held biannually at the start of the fall and spring semesters, our student convocation and concert features a welcome from Betsy Newman, vice president for Student Affairs/dean of students; a current student speaker; a distinguished alumni speaker; and a student concert to follow. In the fall, we offer two shows (4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., you choose one) and in the spring, we offer one show (7:00 p.m.).

Family Weekend

Berklee's Family Weekend is designed to give you time to attend performances, meet with college leadership, and visit with your student. We hope that you enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family and stay in touch with Berklee's Parent Office. 

If you would like to share your thoughts on the Family Weekend experience, whether you have attended in the past or not, please take our survey. Your feedback is very valuable.

Save the date for Family Weekend 2016: Friday, October 28, 2016 – Saturday, October 29, 2016

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The Commencement site is designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about Berklee's commencement weekend. 

Commencement Concert

Held on the Friday evening prior to the commencement ceremony, our annual commencement concert is a not-to-be-missed showcase of graduating seniors performing the music of our distinguished honorees. Honorees are in attendance in the audience and sometimes share the stage with the students.

Berklee News and Events

Discover the many concerts and recitals that are always happening at Berklee by visiting the Berklee events listings or learn more about what's happening by reading Berklee news.