Information for Prospective Students

Please review the information for prospective students below. If you have additional questions, feel free to email

Benefits of SOMOS Latinx

The 2021–2022 Berklee Fact Sheet shows us that over 16 percent of domestic students and 12 percent of international students identify as Latinx and/or Hispanic. According to the United Nations, today, there are 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. We want to honor this community and welcome all entering fall students from Latin American countries or Latin American heritage to apply for the upcoming pre-orientation program. Whether you were born in Puerto Rico or are from a Latin American nation or family, you are invited to join SOMOS Latinx.

Participants can expect to benefit from:

  • Individualized support with their onboarding experience into the College or Conservatory
  • Opportunities to learn more about college life and curriculum through a personalized perspective
  • Community building and social engagement opportunities with fellow entering Latinx/Hispanic students
  • Space to celebrate their heritage
  • Mentorship opportunities with Latinx/Hispanic faculty and staff

How to Register

Applications for the 2023 Fall Pre-Orientation are closed. 

The application to participate in the inaugural SOMOS Latinx pre-orientation closed on Monday, June 5, 2023. 

Note: This is a not-for-credit program, and there are no prerequisites prior to the start of the program

Housing and Accommodations


All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and housing during the SOMOS pre-orientation will be provided by SOMOS. Confirmed program participants will move into the residence halls on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. There are no alternative move-in dates for SOMOS Latinx participants.

Participants with on-campus housing for the academic year (confirmed by the Housing Office): You will move into the room assigned to you by the Housing Office for the academic year.

Participants who do not have on-campus housing for the academic year: You will be permitted to live in the residence halls for the duration of the SOMOS Latinx Pre-Orientation; however, you must move out of the residence halls on Saturday, August 26. There will be no exceptions.


Students who require accommodations based on a disability to participate in the SOMOS Latinx pre-orientation can request accommodations after being accepted into the program. Please email Accessibility Resources for Students at with your request.

Information for Families

Families are invited to attend the SOMOS Latinx Family Welcome Reception on Tuesday, August 22. This reception will not cover information shared during the college-wide Fall Family Orientation, so we highly encourage families to be aware of this when making plans to travel to Boston.

Families will also have the opportunity to attend the SOMOS Latinx Ensemble Showcase on Saturday, August 26.

Plan Ahead for Fall Check-in

SOMOS Latinx Pre-Orientation participants should be prepared to check in for the fall semester by Tuesday, August 1, 2023. We encourage you to review any check-in restrictions you may have and contact the appropriate offices for assistance before arriving on campus so you can fully engage in SOMOS Latinx pre-orientation.

Where to get assistance: