Summer Entering Student Orientation

Berklee Summer Orientation

Tuesday, May 22–Saturday, May 26, 2018

Please refer to the information below for specifics about orientation.

Before You Arrive

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.

When You Arrive

On-Campus Residents

Move-in begins on Tuesday, May 22. Students living on campus will receive information regarding their assigned residence halls and their move-in schedules from the Housing Department. If you have questions about housing policies or the move-in process, visit the Housing page or contact the Housing Office.

Check-In

Check-in for domestic students will take place on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 Haviland Street between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. International students should be prepared to present their I-20, passport, and either a passport entry stamp or I-94 card if they haven’t previously submitted copies of these materials online. After successfully checking in, all students will receive their orientation booklet of scheduled events and sessions for the rest of the week. 

The check-in process will take 15–30 minutes. After you are successfully checked in, you will receive an orientation schedule, a student ID, and additional resources. You will also be cleared to receive your technology through the Berklee Laptop Purchase Program if you purchased one*, as well as your course schedule at the end of the week.

If you are not successfully checked in, you will not be cleared to receive a laptop computer or a course schedule until you have successfully completed your administrative requirements.

*Note: students enrolling in only the 12-Week program are not required to purchase a laptop or any software.

Summer 2018 Student Orientation Schedule

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 summer 2018 orientation schedule will contain of full week of activities, including:

A copy of the summer orientation schedule is available for download now: 

SU18 Orientation 2
Added in student schedule PDF.
  • 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;
  • concerts;
  • jam sessions and open mic nights; and
  • many more fun events to welcome you and your new classmates to Berklee. 

When you arrive on campus in May, you will receive a detailed orientation schedule with descriptions and locations for each event.

For more information about orientation, visit the Orientation FAQ.

Accessibility and Accommodation

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.

Do you have questions about orientation? Contact nsfp@berklee.edu