Spring Entering Student Orientation
Tuesday, January 15 - Saturday, January 19
Before You Arrive
Before you arrive on campus, complete all necessary business, meaning all administrative requirements including submission of your tuition payment, immunization records, high school transcripts, and all health waivers.
To check the status of your business:
- Log onto http://my.berklee.net using your login name and password (as mailed to you by Admissions.)
- Click on the Student Services tab (top).
- Click on the Check-In and Orientation tab (top).
- Click on the Check-In Tab (Spring 2013) (left).
When You Arrive
Students living on campus should proceed to their assigned residence hall first. Move-in begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15. After you have moved in, proceed to the Student Activities Center to Check-In. If you have questions about the move-in process, contact the Housing Office.
Students living off campus should proceed directly to Check-In at the Student Activities Center.
Check-in will take place on Tuesday, January 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Student Activities Center, located on the third floor of 921 Boylston Street. If you are an international student, you must bring your Form I-20, passport, and I-94 card (stapled inside your passport).
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 a laptop computer on Tuesday, January 15 and 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 business.
Spring 2013 Student Orientation Schedule
|Tuesday, January 15|
|9:00 a.m.||Residence Hall Move-in|
|9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Check-in
International students must bring Form I-20, passport, and I-94 card
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Laptop Distribution|
|10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Resources Fair|
|11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Parent/Family Orientation Programs|
|12:00 p.m.||Peer Advising Meeting|
|Placement Auditions *|
|7:00 p.m.||Convocation & Concert|
|Wednesday, January 16|
|Entering Student Proficiency Assessment *|
|Placement Auditions *|
|2:00 p.m.||English Language Exam **|
|6:00 p.m.||Sex Signals|
|7:00 p.m.||Stick Around in the Student Activities Center|
|9:00 p.m.||Housing Meeting|
|Thursday, January 17|
|10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Student Orientation Sessions: Student Employment, Planning a Career in Music, Personal Counseling Services, Community Standards, and Public Safety|
|1:00 p.m.||Introduction to Academics|
|3:00 p.m.||International Student Meeting|
|6:00 p.m.||Peer Advising Meeting|
|7:00 p.m.||Jam Sessions and Open Mic|
|Friday, January 18|
|10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Student Orientation Sessions: Campus Cruiser, Learning Center, Office of Experiential Learning, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion|
|1:00 p.m.||Introduction to Ear Training|
|2:30 p.m.||Schedule Distribution with your Peer Advisor|
|3:00 p.m.||Schedule Completion|
|7:00 p.m.||Multicultural Welcome Celebration Concert and Reception|
|Saturday, January 19|
|11:00 a.m.||Women’s Welcome Reception|
|2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Shuttle Service to South Bay Shopping Center|
|3:00 p.m.||Skywalk Observatory Tour|
|6:00 p.m.||Movie Night in the Student Activities Center|
* Individual times will be sent to students’ Berklee email address.
** If you have a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, please bring that with you. The results of your TOEFL exam may be used to place you into appropriate English classes and may result in your being excused from the English Proficiency Exam.
Please note: events and times are subject to change.
Additional events and activities will take place throughout orientation week. A detailed scheduled will be available at Check-In. For more information, visit the Orientation FAQ.
Questions? Contact Berklee Orientation or call Student Activities at 617 747-2560.
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.
The following 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
For Further Information…
Visit the Orientation FAQ
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.