Summer Programs Housing
On-campus housing is available to students ages 15 and older by the start of the summer program. Residence hall space fills up quickly, so we encourage you to reserve your spot in advance.
Students who request on-campus housing must login to apply.berklee.edu to (i) submit a signed Housing Agreement and (ii) pay the full housing balance. Housing is only guaranteed to those who complete both steps. Students who complete these steps after June 1, 2019, are subject to a $100 late fee.
If you are registered for multiple programs, a housing agreement form must be completed for each program.
Please note: we are unable to provide on-campus housing for students between nonconsecutive programs.
If you do not secure housing in Berklee's residence halls, consult this information on alternative accommodations.
2019 Housing Information
|Program||pay by Jan. 15||Pay after Jan. 15||Program Dates||Move-In/Move-Out Dates|
|Five-Week Summer Performance Program||TBD||TBD||July 6–August 9, 2019||
|Twelve-Week Full-Credit Summer Program||$7,802||TBD||May 20–August 9, 2019||TBD|
|Groove School: Bass, Drums, and Percussion||$460||TBD||June 14–June 16, 2019||
|Vocal Summit||$875||TBD||June 17–June 21, 2019||
|Piano/Keyboard Workshop||$875||TBD||June 18–June 22, 2019||TBD|
|Stage Performance Workshop||$460||TBD||June 21–June 23, 2019||
|Electronic Music Production and Sound Design Weekend||$460||TBD||June 21–June 23, 2019||
|Songwriting Workshop||$875||TBD||June 24–June 28, 2019||
|Global String Program||$875||TBD||June 24–June 28, 2019||
|Berklee/Boston Conservatory Brass Program||$875||TBD||June 24–June 28, 2019||
|Music Production Workshop||$460||TBD||July 12–July 14, 2019||
|Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Program||Included in tuition||Included in tuition||July 14–July 26, 2019||
|Musical Theater Dance Intensive||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Newport Jazz Festival Workshop||Paid by scholarship||Paid by scholarship||July 29–August 4, 2019||
|Guitar Sessions||$875||TBD||August 11–August 16, 2019||
|Musical Theater Intensive||$875||TBD||August 11–August 16, 2019||
Most programs require a nonrefundable and nontransferable $100 housing fee. It will be applied to each program except the Twelve-Week Summer Program, which has a $500 fee. Program information is subject to change.
The majority of students ages 15 and older live on Berklee's Boston campus, though living in the residence halls is not required. Because each of our residence halls is different, the residence hall rooms come in different sizes and shapes. Two to four students live in each room. Some rooms have private bathrooms, while some share corridor bathrooms. Many rooms have windows facing city streets; others have windows facing alleys and interior areas. However, all rooms have the following amenities:
- Windows with shades
- Desk, chair, dresser, and bed
- Shared closet space
- Computer network connection
Residence halls are typically coed with floors divided according to age and sex. Students will not share a bathroom with students of the opposite sex. Students can request a roommate but requests will only be granted based on availability, age, and sex.
The only individuals allowed in a residence hall room are the individuals assigned to that specific room. Residents are not allowed to be in any room other than the room to which they are assigned. Students can use lobbies and lounges for socializing. Summer Program students are prohibited from sleeping overnight in a room that is not assigned to them.
Each residence hall has washers and dryers for resident use. The machines may be operated using quarters or a resident’s ID card (if the resident has set up a berklee.card debit account.)
Both full-time professional staff (resident directors) and student staff (resident assistants) live in the residence halls. They help students with questions and concerns of all sorts; organize and support residence hall activities; monitor safety, security, and maintenance; and generally work with residents to maintain living communities that are safe, educational, and enjoyable.
If you are planning to stay in the residence halls, you will need to bring the following:
- Bedding (sheets, pillow, pillow case, blanket) for an extra-long twin bed (36 inches by 80 inches)
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, sunscreen, shower sandals, etc.)
- Your instrument: We have 24-hour practice rooms in the residence halls. Most of these are just empty rooms, but there may be some equipment available.
- If you are bringing snacks, you should store them in sealed plastic containers.
- If you will live in 270 Commonwealth Avenue, you should bring a fan.
You can also consider bringing the following:
- Alarm clock
- Laundry detergent and quarters
- Clothes hangers
- School/writing supplies
- Prescription/first-aid needs
- Small wastebasket
- Extra spending money for snacks, drinks, or transportation
The following items are not allowed in a student’s residence hall room:
- Cooking appliances (hot pots, toaster ovens, grills, popcorn makers, or anything with a visible heating element etc.)
- Air conditioners
- Futons, chairs, couches, or any other non-approved furniture
- Wall hangings
- Pets (including fish)
- Halogen lamp
- Toilet paper (available from your Resident Assistant office)
- Vacuum (available to borrow from your Resident Assistant office)
There is no parking at Berklee. For move-in, you may arrive at the residence hall, or you may find off-campus parking first, then walk to the residence hall. Here is a map of local parking options within walking distance. You may also park on the street at parking meters. Please read all signs carefully to avoid parking tickets and/or being towed. If you are pulling up to the building in a car, you will be expected to unload and immediately move your car to a parking space.
The Berklee Dining Services team works hard to offer the variety of foods that students want. With buffet vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, plus entrees inspired by home-style and international fare, the goal is to serve delicious, healthy foods each and every day.
Meal plans are included in the housing cost, but students may want money for additional snacks or to go out to eat in the area. Meals are offered on an all-you-care-to-eat basis. Residents swipe their ID card each time they enter the Berklee Dining Hall, which hosts breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday at designated hours.
Students living off-campus may purchase a meal plan or pay cash in the dining hall. Students can also purchase a meal plan when they arrive on campus by visiting the Berklee Dining Hall, located at 160 Massachusetts Avenue, or through the website.
Contact Berklee Dining Services at 617-747-8964. For any questions or concerns regarding food allergies or menus, contact Sean Sturgis at sturgis-sean