New Student Orientation

Orientation leaders

New Student Orientation Dates

  • August 25: Undergraduate International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation 
  • August 26–September 2: Undergraduate Domestic Student Orientation
  • August 28: Graduate International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation
  • August 29–September 2: Graduate Orientation
  • August 26–27: Parent/Family Orientation

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.

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

New Student Checklist: Coming Soon!

Contact Us

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

Move-In and Parking

Packing Reminders