Summer Entering Student Orientation

Tuesday, May 19-Saturday, May 23, 2015

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 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 19. 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.

Off-Campus Residents
Students living off campus should proceed directly to check-in at the Office of the Registrar, located at 921 Boylston Street.


Check-in for domestic students will take place on Tuesday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Office of the Registrar, located on the first floor of 921 Boylston Street. International students will be checking in at 939 Boylston Street and should be prepared to present their I-20, passport, and either a passport entry stamp or I-94 card. After successfully checking in, all students will report to the third floor lobby of 921 Boylston Street for further orientation-related information and for student IDs. 

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 2015 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 2015 orientation schedule will contain of full week of activities, including:

Tuesday, May 19  
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Check-In
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Vendor Fair
1:00 p.m. Peer Advising Meeting
2:45 p.m. Introduction to Academics at Berklee
5:00 p.m. Community Picnic on the Patio
Wednesday, May 20  
Various times Entering Student Proficiency Assessment
Various times Placement Auditions
2:00 p.m. English Language Assessment
4:00 p.m. Music Production Apps Showcase
7:00 p.m. Entering Student Social
10:00 p.m. Housing Meeting
Thursday, May 21  
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Orientation Sessions
1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Orientation Sessions
6:00 p.m. Peer Advising Meeting
7:00 p.m. Jam Sessions and Open Mic
Friday, May 22  
10:00 a.m. International Student Meeting
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Your First Semester Schedule Review
3:00 p.m. Schedule Completion
7:00 p.m. Multicultural Welcome Concert
Saturday, May 23  
11:00 a.m. Women's Welcome Reception

When you arrive on campus on May 19, 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.

Contact Information

Administrative offices will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Office of Admissions
921 Boylston Street, Suite 600

Office of Scholarships and Student Employment
921 Boylston Street, Suite 622

Office of Financial Aid
921 Boylston Street, Suite 220

Office of the Bursar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 240

Office of the Registrar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 120

Student Activities
939 Boylston Street, Suite 200 (accessible via 921 Boylston Street, third floor)

Do you have questions about orientation? Contact Berklee Orientation or call Student Activities at 617-747-2560.