Pre-arrival Items and Important Information

Pre-arrival items and important information

Important Information for all Berklee students in preparation for their Valencia experience

Preparing for the Valencia experience is the first step to ensure your success at Berklee’s campus in Spain. Please review the following materials closely and refer to your specific section for next steps as new information becomes available in the following weeks.

COVID-19 Policies

We have worked and planned to have our facilities ready to welcome our community and deliver an excellent experience to our students while ensuring that the recommendations of health authorities and our partners at the occupational prevention service and medical teams are met. Please review the following materials so you become familiar with our protocols:

Introduction to Campus Resources

Please review the following items to become familiar with our campus facilities and resources:

Introduction to Student Affairs

The Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion office provides a myriad of resources and services to ensure that students settle nicely in Valencia, and are supported through their experience. Please review the following materials to become familiar with important aspects of the student experience:

  • Berklee’s SHIP - School Health Insurance Program:
    All Valencia students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the Berklee SHIP but may waive (decline) participation by demonstrating they are enrolled in a health  insurance plan that meets the requirements of their program. Visit the health and wellness services website section to know more about the waiver process depending on your program of study. 


References:

Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As students, you have an important role in helping to make sure Berklee is inclusive and welcoming for people of all identities. Doing that starts with understanding your own identity. This Diversity and Inclusion self-reflection survey and the Identity Wheel activity are great ways to see and embrace what makes you unique. As well as these activities, please check out the following modules in preparation for the Berklee in Valencia experience: 

Equity:

The Equity and Title IX Policies prohibit acts of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, sexual assault or harassment, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. Such acts undermine Berklee’s community values and are strictly prohibited. All community members are encouraged to contact the Equity Office to report any instances of potential violations of either the Equity or the Title IX Policy and receive additional information, options, and supportive measures.

The following materials may be updated closer to the start of the program, but please feel free to review them to become familiar with our Equity Policy and Process.

Introduction to Accessibility Resources

The Accessibility resources office aims to empower students and ensure access. Please refer to this section on our website for more information on the process to register and request accommodations.

Introduction to Community Standards & Conflict Resolution

Berklee will take appropriate disciplinary action for any conduct that violates the Student Code of Community Standards, whether such conduct occurs on or off campus (in Boston, Massachusetts, or in Valencia, Spain) or online.

Being a Berklee student is a privilege. With that privilege comes the expectation that students will uphold the standards and values set forth by the institution, and will conduct themselves as individuals who contribute positively to the Berklee community. All students will be treated fairly in the student conduct process, whether they are the alleged student, complainant, victim, or witness.

Pre-arrival action items - Graduate students

All graduate students need to submit the following documentation to studentaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu prior to accessing our campus

Graduate students also need to complete the following forms by August 15, 2021.

Review COVID-19 travel requirements

  • Before traveling to Spain, you must get a QR code from www.spth.gob.es. The form to request the code can be started now, but it can't be completed until 48 hours before your flight. You will need to show the QR code before boarding the airplane and upon arrival in Spain. In case you need to do a layover or a transfer in other countries, please check the travel requirements with your airline.  

Introduction to the International Career Center for graduate students:

  • The International Career Center provides expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to help our diverse body of students achieve their career goals. Watch the video below to learn more about the ICC and their services to graduate students.


 Detailed Graduate Student Orientation and Check In schedules will be available from Friday August 20. Note that assigned slots for the COVID-19 PCR test will also be provided by this date. Graduate Student Orientation will start on Monday August 30. 

Pre-arrival action items - Study Abroad students

All Study Abroad students need to submit the following documentation to studentaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu prior to accessing our campus

Study Abroad students also need to complete the following forms by August 15, 2021.

Review COVID-19 travel requirements

  • Before traveling to Spain, you must get a QR code from www.spth.gob.es. The form to request the code can be started now, but it can't be completed until 48 hours before your flight. You will need to show the QR code before boarding the airplane and upon arrival in Spain. In case you need to do a layover or a transfer in other countries, please check the travel requirements with your airline.  

Introduction to the International Career Center for Study Abroad students:

  • The International Career Center provides expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to help our diverse body of students achieve their career goals. Watch the video below to learn more about the ICC and their services to undergraduate students.

Detailed Study Abroad Student Orientation and Check In schedules will be available from Friday August 20. Note that assigned slots for the COVID-19 PCR test will also be provided by this date. Study Abroad Student Orientation will start on Thursday September 2 but we strongly recommend you arrive in Valencia during the first move in day (Tuesday August 31).

Pre-arrival action items - First Year Abroad students

First Year Abroad students need to take care of the below action items, as well as completing their Next Steps. Please note that new action items have been made available there so you please do carefully review.

Introduction to the International Career Center for First Year Abroad students:

  • The International Career Center provides expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to help our diverse body of students achieve their career goals. Watch the video below to learn more about the ICC and their services to undergraduate students.

Detailed First Year Abroad Student Orientation and Check In schedules will be available from Friday August 20. Note that assigned slots for the COVID-19 PCR test will also be provided by this date. First Year Abroad Student Orientation will start on Thursday September 2 but we strongly recommend you arrive in Valencia during the first move in day (Tuesday August 31). 

Orientation Schedules

Graduate Program - Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) - CPPD

CPPD Orientation Schedule
CPPD Check In Schedule
CPPD Campus Tours assigned groups

Graduate Program - Global Entertainment and Music Business - GEMB

GEMB Orientation Schedule
GEMB Check In Schedule
GEMB Campus Tours assigned groups

Graduate Program - Music Production, Technology, Innovation - MPTI

MPTI Orientation Schedule
MPTI Check In Schedule
MPTI Campus Tours assigned groups

Graduate Program - Scoring For Film, Television, and Video Games - SFTV

SFTV Orientation Schedule
SFTV Check In Schedule

Undergraduate Program - First Year Abroad - FYA

FYA Orientation Schedule
FYA Check In Schedule
ZOOM Family Orientation Session (Thursday 2 September, 17:30 CET) - Berklee offers an orientation for parents and families of incoming Valencia undergraduate students. An opportunity to meet the Academic leadership of the campus, discover resources available to your student, and learn how you can support your student while enrolled at the Valencia campus

Undergraduate Program - Study Abroad - SA

SA Orientation Schedule
SA Check In Schedule
SA Campus Tours assigned groups
ZOOM Family Orientation Session (Thursday 2 September, 17:30 CET) - Berklee offers an orientation for parents and families of incoming Valencia undergraduate students. An opportunity to meet the Academic leadership of the campus, discover resources available to your student, and learn how you can support your student while enrolled at the Valencia campus