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.

Spring 2021 Family Orientation will take place virtually on Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23Registration is open now. 


Orientation Presentations 

Prerecorded videos will be available starting on Saturday, January 16, for families to watch at their own pace. We strongly encourage families to watch all prerecorded videos and to submit outstanding questions to before the last Q&A event on Friday, January 22. 

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. 

Sunday, January 17

Family Welcome Kickoff

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Join us as we welcome our newest family members to the Berklee community. We will provide an overview of the week and what to expect as well as answer general questions. The Zoom recording can be found in our presentation archive

Friday, January 22

International Family Meeting

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.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. The Zoom recording can be found in our presentation archive. 

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 pre-recorded videos. Email your questions to in advance. Representatives include Housing and Residential Education, Public Safety, Health and Wellness, Community Standards, and Academic Advising. The Zoom recording can be found in our presentation archive. 

Saturday, January 23


12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Join us for a closing celebration activity and as we come together and watch the finished My First Berklee Project videos. The Zoom recording will be posted at the end of the week. 

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.