Boston Campus Facilities
Located in the city's vibrant Back Bay neighborhood, Berklee's Boston campus is an ideal place to begin developing your lifelong professional network with the artists and creative thinkers who come to this diverse, international hub. As a summer student at Berklee’s Boston campus, you'll join a close-knit creative community in a world-class university city. A microcosm of the entertainment industry, this campus offers state-of-the-art facilities; the facilities that are key for summer students are described below.
The dining hall is located at 160 Massachusetts Avenue. The hours are as follows:
- Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
- Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
- Dinner: 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
- Brunch: 10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
- Dinner: 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Berklee maintains more than 250 acoustically designed private practice rooms for students, including special units for percussionists and pianists. The practice rooms at 150 and 171 Massachusetts Avenue are available from 8:00 a.m. until midnight every day. Students who present a valid ID at the 150 Massachusetts Avenue front desk may check out a room for two hours and may renew if there is not a waiting list.
Berklee maintains more than 40 rooms for ensemble playing. These rooms are available to students with a valid ID for student-organized rehearsals in the evening or on weekends. Signups take place at the 150 Massachusetts Avenue front desk at posted times.
The student lounge is located at 939 Boylston Street. It's open during school hours and available to all students. Because the lounge is for relaxing or studying in a quiet atmosphere, no instruments may be played there.
At the Berklee Bookstore, located at 1080 Boylston Street, students will find music textbooks, workbooks, sheet music, and computer software as well as basic supplies such as pens, notation paper, reeds, and strings. The bookstore is one of the few places in the city where students can find and order a full range of music-related publications, including many that are published through the institution’s Berklee Press and written by Berklee faculty members.
This is a unique learning environment and the largest networked music technology facility of its kind in the world. This 40 computer–based MIDI workstation lab contains 15 cassette stations, four tutoring/private study rooms, and a technology-based classroom. You are encouraged to use the center to enhance your course work, facilitate your understanding of technology, and reinforce concepts discussed in class.
Check learningcenter.berklee.edu for summer hours.
The media center provides an opportunity for you to take full advantage of the wide range of media available at Berklee and beyond. It holds more than 30,000 audio CDs and a large-scale selection of tapes, laser discs, and CD-ROMs. Playback equipment is available for video, audio cassette, and CD, and laserdisc and computer workstations are equipped with CD-ROM drives and internet access.
The library maintains a collection of more than 25,000 books, 20,000 scores, 20,000 lead sheets, and a number of music-related periodicals. There are two floors that encompass the book stacks, media center, and study rooms as well as the college’s archive of historic memorabilia. The library acquires materials to support curriculum as well as to address needs for reference, independent study, and recreational reading and listening. The special emphasis of the collection is on Berklee’s central study areas: jazz, pop, rock, classical music, and film; music production and recording; film and video; and technological application of music to the music industry, including the use of computers and synthesizers.