Family Orientation

In addition to student orientation events, Berklee offers sessions and activities for family members. You'll have an opportunity to experience Berklee through the perspective of a student, to discover resources available to your student, and to learn how you can support your student through this transition. We look forward to welcoming our newest Berklee families to our community.

Summer 2021 Family Orientation will take place virtually on Friday, May 21, 2021Registration is open now. 


Orientation Presentations 

Prerecorded videos will be available starting on Monday, May 17, for families to watch at their own pace. We strongly encourage families to watch all prerecorded videos on the orientation app and to submit outstanding questions to before the family session on Friday, May 21, 2021. All registrants have received information regarding accessing the orientation app. 

Family Orientation Schedule

An overview of the schedule is available below. Please note that all times are advertised in Boston time (ET) and adjust your schedule accordingly. 

Friday, May 21

International Family Meeting
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. ET

Families and parents of international students are invited to attend a session led by International Student Services staff discussing how to best support your student. We will discuss campus resources, immigration compliance, the immigration climate in the U.S., and more. 

Family Q&A
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

Join Berklee representatives to get answers to any outstanding questions you still have after watching the prerecorded videos. Email your questions to in advance. Representatives include Housing and Residential Education, Public Safety, Health and Wellness, Community Standards, and Academic Advising. 

Wednesday, May, 26

Family Check-In
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Your student should be settling in to the first week of classes. If you still have outstanding questions, this is your chance to check in with Rosemary Dowling, director of Campus Life, and get your questions answered. 

Questions? Email

Virtual Tours

To learn more about Berklee's physical campus, including our state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms, and performance spaces, we encourage you to take a virtual tour.


Interested in connecting with other Berklee parents and families? Join the Berklee Parents and Families Facebook group to stay engaged and receive updates. 

View additional resources and events offered to Berklee families throughout the year.