New Student Orientation

Orientation leaders

All new students are required to attend Orientation, a week-long program designed to introduce you to the Boston Conservatory community. The Orientation team will introduce you to many valuable resources that will enhance your ability to succeed both academically and personally at the Conservatory.

Register for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation Dates

  • International Student Pre-Arrival: Thursday, August 24–Friday, August 25
  • Domestic Student Orientation: Saturday, August 26–Saturday, September 2

NOTE: International students must attend both domestic and international orientations.

  • Family Orientation: Saturday, August 26–Sunday, August 27
  • Graduate International Student Pre-Arrival: Monday, August 28
  • Graduate Domestic Student Orientation: August 29–September 2

NOTE: International graduate students must attend both domestic and international graduate orientations.

Learn more about Graduate Student Orientation

During Orientation, you will:

  • Meet with current students, faculty, and staff to learn about the Conservatory's services, programs, and policies
  • Meet with your academic advisor
  • Register for classes
  • Take any necessary placement exams
  • Audition for fall productions and ensembles
  • Discuss the requirements of your program and division
  • Learn about life on campus and in Boston
  • Meet your fellow students at various social events

Fall 2017 Orientation Schedule

Orientation week is full of informative and fun events and activities to help you learn about Berklee, get to know Boston, and meet other new Berklee students. View the fall 2017 orientation schedule.

Contact Us

For Orientation-related questions, contact the New Student and Family Programs Office at

When You Arrive

Parking on Move-In Day

Packing Reminders