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Orientation 2014

Summer To-Do List

By July 1

Activate your Self- Service Account

By August 4

Submit a photo for your Boston Conservatory ID card (Your ID will be ready when you arrive!)

Before you arrive on campus

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Form is something that has been instated to protect the student body information. Basically, you get to indicate who gets access to your financial aid records, billing information and academic records. Typically students say parents, or parental guardians can view the information if they call the school. The form is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended that you fill it out.
  • Self Service Authorization Form gives parents/guardians access to the students' self-service account for billing, academic grades, and schedule viewing purposes.
  • Review the "Packing Reminders" and go shopping for the items you need
  • If you will need disability accommodations, contact the Wellness Office
  • Finalize your Student Health Insurance Plan. Because Massachusetts law requires that all students have health insurance, all students are automatically enrolled in the school plan. If you decide to waive this, you must waive by August 7 with proof of alternate insurance. Information about the Student Health Insurance can also be found here.
    Health Insurance Waiver
  • Register for MyStudentBody and complete the Essentials Course by August 15(All students, undergraduate and graduate, must complete)
  • Read the Orientation Issue of Student Health 101 Student Health 101 is a monthly newsletter provided by Counseling & Wellness with information to help you have a healthy college experience.
  • Although there will be an on campus merchandise sale during the first few days of orientation*, feel free to visit our virtual store
    throughout the summer to order your Boston Conservatory gear.
    (Some merchandise is available online that is not available on campus)

Fall Orientation

Orientation Logo

Orientation Schedules

***Please note that schedules are subject to change! You will recieve the FINAL Schedule at check-in.

Parent Schedule (as of 8.14.2014)

Music Schedule (as of 8.25.2014)

Dance Schedule (as of 8.25.2014)

Musical Theater Schedule (as of 9.1.2014)

Graduate Student Schedule (as of 9.1.2014)

August 28–September 7, 2014

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

Important Dates

New International Undergraduate Students
Thursday, August 28, 2014:
9 a.m.–5 p.m., Move-in/Check-in

ALL New Undergraduate Students
Friday, August 29, 2014: 
8 a.m., Move-in
8 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Check-in at 8 The Fenway (main building)

New International Graduate Students
Monday, September 1, 2014: ESL Placement Test
3 p.m., 8 The Fenway (main building)

ALL New Graduate Students
Tuesday, September 2, 2014:
8 a.m., Check-in at 8 The Fenway (main building)

Undergraduate Parent/Guest Orientation

Friday, August 29, 2014 and Saturday, August 30, 2014**

**Parent/Guest orientation will end around 3:30p.m. on Saturday, August 31, you will have some early evening time with your student.

Undergraduate Orientation
Runs from Friday, August 29–Sunday, September 7.

Graduate Orientation
Runs from Tuesday, September 2–Sunday, September 7.

Both Undergrad and Graduate Orientations will include mandatory meetings, auditions, placements and exams as well as many social events. More information on the schedule will be provided throughout the summer.  Final orientation schedules will be posted in August.  Placement exam times will be given out at Orientation.

FAQ, Reminders & Resources:

2014 Orientation Parking Info

Important Forms

Orientation Registration Forms: Undergrad | Graduate

Our Orientation program is designed to acclimate you to the Conservatory, introduce you to the city of Boston and give you everything you need to get your Boston Conservatory experience off to a great start.  We look forward to seeing you this August!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Diana Searle, Orientation Program Manager
The Office of Housing and Student Programs 
(617) 912–9159


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