Family Orientation

Welcome families, parents, guardians, and friends of Berklee students! Here at Berklee, orientation is not just for students. We have many activities planned for Sunday, August 28 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Find the schedule of family and parent programs below, and please let us know which events you plan on attending here:

Register for family orientation.


Sunday, August 28, 2016


Family and Friends Welcome

10:00 a.m.
–12:00 p.m. 

160 Massachusetts Avenue


4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (same show at both times) 
Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Avenue)

Monday, August 29, 2016


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

9:30 a.m.
–10:30 a.m.
Red Room (939 Boylston Street)

Bob Mulvey, director for disability/special services, and Gabe Roses, assistant director of disability services/special programs, will discuss services for students with documented disabilities, documentation guidelines, student responsibilities in the identification and request process, changes in disability law from high school to college, and the accommodation process. 

We Go Together: Student Affairs and Families Collaborating for Success 

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 
Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Avenue)

Come learn about the college from the people who are here to support your student. A panel of representatives from Student Affairs will be on hand to answer your questions.

The Inside Scoop: Student Question and Answer Panel

11:30 a.m.
–12:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Avenue)

This student panel will feature current international and domestic students speaking about their personal experiences at Berklee.

On-Campus Resources Fair

11:30 a.m.
–1:30 p.m.

160 Massachusetts Avenue

Representatives from campus offices and departments that support Berklee students will be on hand to answer any questions.

Supporting Your Student's Health and Wellbeing: Essential Information for Berklee Parents and Families

1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. 
Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Avenue)

Join the Berklee Student Health and Wellness team for an informational session on how you can support your student in having a healthy and safe transition to life at Berklee. The session will include discussion on accessing our on-campus resources includng counseling services; our off-campus medical resources with our community partner, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates; and navigating health insurance. The Health and Wellness staff will also present an overview on the educational programs we offer in support of your student's overall wellbeing. 

Counseling Meet and Greet

2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m. 
The Loft (921 Boylston Street, third floor)

Join the counseling staff for a meet and greet following the student health and wellness session. 

Campus Tours

2:30 p.m, 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. 
Departing from the Student Activities Center (921 Boylston Street, third floor)

Find out firsthand what it's like to be a Berklee student. Tour the campus to see the classrooms and facilities where you will be learning, and hear more about Berklee’s diverse programs and majors. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Roots and Wings: Moving from Parent to Partner and Coach

8:00 a.m.
–10:00 a.m. 
Cafe 939 (939 Boylston Street)

At this continental breakfast and conversation, we will discuss strategies on how to provide sound and appropriate guidance regarding your student’s personal, educational, and career goals. Being a parent or guardian of a college student is a journey of strength, stamina, and courage. Please join us for this conversation with Christopher Kandus-Fisher, vice president of student affairs, diversity and inclusion/chief equity officer.