Summer Entering Student Orientation
Tuesday, May 17 to Saturday, May 21, 2016
Please refer to the information below for specifics about orientation.
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.
Move-in begins on Tuesday, May 17. 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.
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 17, 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.
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 2016 orientation schedule will contain of full week of activities, including:
- 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;
- jam sessions and open mic nights;
- peer advising meetings; and
- many more fun events to welcome you and your new classmates to Berklee!
|Tuesday, May 17|
|9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Check-in|
|11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Resources 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 18|
|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 19|
|9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Orientation Sessions|
|1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.||Orientation Sessions|
|2:30 p.m.||International Student Meeting|
|6:00 p.m.||Peer Advising Meeting No. 2|
|7:00 p.m.||Jam Sessions and Open Mic|
|Friday, May 20|
|By appointment||Schedule Advising (by appointment)|
|12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.||International Student Luncheon|
|1:00 p.m.||Orientation to Ear Training|
|3:00 p.m.||Schedule Completion|
|7:00 p.m.||Multicultural Welcome Concert|
|Saturday, May 21|
|11:00 a.m.||Women's Welcome Reception|
When you arrive on campus on May 17, you will receive a detailed orientation schedule with descriptions and locations for each event.
For more information about orientation, visit the Orientation FAQ.
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.
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 Student Financial Services
921 Boylston Street, 2nd floor
Office of the Bursar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 240
Office of the Registrar
921 Boylston Street, Suite 120
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.