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Commencement

Schedule of Events

Valencia Commencement Concert

  • Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
  • Time: 10:00PM
  • Location: Lago Norte del Hemisfèric de la Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias, Valencia, Spain

A highlight of the weekend's festivities, this is a student concert, featuring screening of film cues and multi-media or technology presentations. Tickets are not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

See the event details.

Watch the live stream

Valencia Commencement Exercises

  • Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
  • Time: 10:00AM
  • Location: Auditori Superior, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain

Graduates need to arrive at their appointed call time. Invitations are required for your guests. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

Commencement Map

Commencement-2015-Map

#BerkleeGrad2016 Live Photo Feed

Congratulations, graduates! Use #BerkleeGrad2016 for your pics, posts, and tweets to join the #BerkleeGrad2016 Live Photo Feed.

Invitations and Tickets

All students who confirm their attendance and are approved to participate in the July 2016 commencement will be guaranteed a maximum of five invitations for the Commencement Ceremony taking place on Monday, July 11. Information on the Commencement concert and ceremony can be found under Schedule of Events.
Note: There are no tickets needed to attend the Commencement Concert (Saturday, July 9), as seating will be first-come-first-serve. We recommend you arrive early for seating.

Commencement Ceremony invitations will be available for pickup from Monday, July 4, through Friday, July 8, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Student Affairs Office (Valencia Campus)
Note: Students participating in the Commencement ceremony do not need an invitation for themselves.

Students who anticipate high family attendance are encouraged to speak with their fellow students, as many will not be using all of their invitations. Otherwise, please inform the Student Affairs Office as soon as possible so we can confirm whether there will be spare tickets for the Commencement Exercises.

Graduates or their guests planning to attend any of the commencement events who may need special accommodations on the basis of disability should contact Marisol Arcis at marcis@berklee.edu as soon as possible. Guests are encouraged to provide as much advance notice as possible prior to the start of an event to help ensure that their request for special assistance may be met.

Caps and Gowns

Caps, gowns, and tassels are provided at no charge to graduates. They will be available at the Student Affairs Office from Wednesday, July 6 through Friday, July 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Note: This is the only opportunity to pick up caps and gowns; they will NOT be available on Commencement Day.

You will have time after the ceremony to have your photo taken in your cap and gown. Before leaving, you must return your cap and gown (baskets will be set up visibly), but you may keep your tassel as a souvenir of this memorable occasion. In the event that you forget to turn in your cap and gown on Monday, be sure to drop them off that week at the Student Affairs Office.

Out of Town Guests

Ground Transportation

  • Airport: Valencia’s only airport is Aeropuerto de Manises, and is serviced by many international airlines.
  • Train stations: There are two stations: Joaquin Sorolla and Estacion Norte. Buy train tickets at renfe.com to travel to Valencia from Madrid, Barcelona, or beyond.

Recommended Accommodation

Hotel Barceló Valencia

  • Reference code: Graduation 2016
  • Room Cost: 67.10 single, 78.10 double (prices in Euros, VAT included)
  • Includes: Breakfast and wifi.
  • Distance from Berklee: 5-minute walk
  • Address: Avda. Francia, 11. 46023 Valencia.
  • Phone: +34 96 330 63 44
  • Fax: +34 96 330 68 31
  • Email: valencia.res2@barcelo.com
  • Website: barcelo.com/barcelo/valencia

Holiday Inn Express Ciudad de las Ciencias

  • Reference code: Graduation 2016
  • Room Cost: 61.00 single, 71.00 double (prices in Euros, VAT included)
  • Includes: Breakfast and wifi.
  • Distance from Berklee: 10-minute walk
  • Address: Avda. Rafael Ferreres, 22. 46013 Valencia
  • Phone: +34963162530
  • Fax: +34963952848
  • Email: reserva@expresshivalencia.com
  • Website: www.expressbyholidayinn.es

Holiday Inn Valencia ****

  • Reference code: Graduation 2016
  • Room Cost: 65.00 single, 75.00 double (prices in Euros, VAT included)
  • Includes: Breakfast and wifi.
  • Distance from Berklee: 15-minute walk
  • Address: Paseo de la Alameda, 38
  • 46023 Valencia
  • Phone: +34 96 335 60 62
  • Fax: +34 96 333 46 83
  • Email: reservas@holidayinnvalencia.com
  • Website: www.holidayinn.com/valenciaspain

Hotel Ilunion Valencia **** and ***

  • Reference code: Graduation 2016
  • Room Cost ****: 83.00 single, 94.00 double (prices in Euros, VAT included)
  • Room Cost ***: 66.00 single, 77.00 double (prices in Euros, VAT included)
  • Includes: Breakfast and wifi.
  • Distance from Berklee: 10-minute walk
  • Address: Calle Luis Berlanga, 19-21.
  • 46023 Valencia
  • Phone: +34 96 318 71 00
  • Fax: +34 96 318 71 67
  • Email: mferrando@ilunionhotels.com
  • Website: http://www.ilunionvalencia.com/

Hotel AC-Marriot Valencia

  • Reference code: Graduation 2016
  • Room Cost: 66.00 single, 71.50 double (prices in Euros, VAT included)
  • Includes: Breakfast and wifi.
  • Distance from Berklee: 10-minute walk
  • Address: Avda. Francia, 67. 46023 Valencia.
  • Phone: +34 96 331 70 00
  • Fax: +34 96 331 70 01
  • e-mail: acvalencia@ac-hotels.com
  • Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vlcva-ac-hotel-valencia/

Valencia Flats Holiday Apartments

  • Reference code: Graduation 2016
  • One-Bedroom Apartment Cost: 81.00 2 ppl, 89.00 3 ppl (prices in Euros. One double bedroom with single sofa bed in living room, small kitchen, bathroom.)
  • Two-Bedroom Apartment Cost: 105.00 4 ppl (prices in Euros. Two double bedrooms with living room, small kitchen, bathroom.)
  • Two-Bedroom Apartment Cost: 123.00 6 ppl (prices in Euros. Two double bedrooms with double sofa bed in living room, kitchen, bathroom.)
  • Distance from Berklee: 5-minute walk
  • Address: Instituto Obrero, 20. 46013 Valencia.
  • Phone: +34 96 335 6793
  • Website: www.valenciaflats.com

Reservations pending availability. In order to make the reservations please contact: +34 963 356 793 (24h phone number) and indicate Graduate 2016 for the special offers, pending availability. 12% discount for arrivals before July 9 or departures after July 11. 100% of the booking charged 10 days before the reservation.

Five-Star Hotels in Valencia

Our Recommended Travel Agency

  • Name: Sonia Pérez Herrero
  • Telephone: +34 960 591 854
  • Email: s.perez@g20corporation.com
  • Website: www.g20corporation.com

Recommended Restaurants (by Area)

Reservations recommended in advance, depending on the restaurant.

Near Campus

We recommend eating dinner before the commencement concert starts at 10:00p.m. on Saturday, July 9.

Ruzafa

City Center

Beach

El Carmen

Museums

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • Emergencies: 112
  • Police: 091
  • Front Desk Valencia: +34 96 333 28 02 or email frontdeskvalencia@berklee.edu

Getting Your Diploma

When you walk across the stage to receive your diploma, don’t be surprised to find you have been handed just a cover, with no diploma inside. Since final grades will not have been posted yet, actual diplomas are not distributed at the commencement ceremony. Instead, if you have been approved to graduate in July, your diploma will be mailed approximately 12 weeks after the ceremony to the address you will provide.

Only students who completed their degree requirements in July 2016 or appear on track to finish in December 2016 will be eligible and approved to participate in the July 2016 ceremony.

Diplomas will include your name, degree, and any honors received. The Office of the Registrar will order your diploma using the name entered in the database when you were admitted to Berklee, unless you have indicated differently. Since all diplomas will be mailed, please be sure the permanent address on file with the Registrar’s Office is correct.

Apostille Requirements

If you have any questions regarding getting an apostille for your diploma, contact registrarvalencia@berklee.edu.

Welcome New Alumni

A Message to the Class of 2016

Dear Graduate:
Congratulations on your graduation this July! You’ve now joined the impressive roster of Berklee alumni.

From Students to Alumni

There are a few things that will change now that you're alumni: Very shortly, you will not have access to your Lynda.com anymore. Alumni will also be emailed a form to request access to Berklee.edu resources. The form will allow you to designate a non-Berklee email address and will create a personalized @alumni.berklee.edu email address for your use. One month after this process, your student (@berklee.edu) email address will be disabled. You will receive multiple communications to remind you of these changes. For any questions or concerns about this process, please email alumniaffairs@berklee.edu.

Due to its size, the Valencia Campus facilities are reserved exclusively for actively enrolled students of Berklee College of Music. If a student is not actively enrolled in a program on the Valencia Campus, then they do not have access to the campus facilities. Upon graduation, alumni may visit the campus for official meetings with the ICC or a member of the faculty or administration; however they must sign in with the Front Desk as a visitor. Only active students may use the academic spaces such as practice rooms, ensemble rooms, technology labs, recording studios, classrooms and library.

Staying Connected with Berklee

You will soon start receiving the Monthly Alumni Newsletter from the Alumni Affairs Office including information about all the alumni events Berklee offers: 50+ events in the US and 10+ in the rest of the world!

In the future the ICC would like to invite you back for some Special career events. If you are interested in getting those special invitations to come back on campus, please let us know at internationalcareers@berklee.edu.

Exclusive Access to Job Opportunities

You will continue to have access to Berklee Career Manager and you can still have individual meetings with us at the ICC or online. And please stay in touch! We would love to hear how you're doing, what's shaking in your career and we would be happy to help you out with your future career challenges.

Lifelong Learning

Berklee Online offers alumni a 10 percent discount on award-winning online courses. So, no matter where you are, Berklee can continue to help you learn and grow.
Berklee’s alumni community is 50,000 strong and we look forward to helping you continue your relationships with each other and the college.

Commencement 2016

Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain celebrated its commencement ceremony on Monday, July 11 at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. This year, 119 students from 30 nations received their master’s degrees from Berklee in four programs of study: music production, technology, and innovation; contemporary performance (production concentration); scoring for film, television, and video games; and global entertainment and music business. The students came to Berklee from Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Greece, India, Korea, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the U.K., the U.S., and Venezuela, among others.

Read the feature story.

See the Ceremony Flickr album

Commencement Concert Playlist

See the Concert Flickr album

Video Salute to the Class of 2016

Commencement 2015

Diversity, entrepreneurship, and innovation define the 2014-2015 class.

The Berklee Valencia, Spain, campus celebrated its graduation ceremony on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., at the Auditori in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. 143 students from 31 countries received their master's degrees in four programs of study: Music Technology and Innovation; Contemporary Performance; Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games; and Global Entertainment and Music Business.

Read the feature story.

Valencia Commencement Concert 2015

Commencement Concert: Act One

Commencement Concert: Act Two

  • Date: Saturday July 11, 2015
  • Time: 9:00PM
  • Location: Lago Norte del Hemisfèric de la Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias, Valencia, Spain

See the Concert Flickr album

Valencia Commencement Exercises 2015

  • Date: Monday July 13, 2015
  • Time: 10:00AM
  • Location: Auditori Superior, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain

See the Ceremony Flickr album

Commencement 2014

More than 100 students from 30 countries were part of Berklee College of Music's second graduating class at its Valencia, Spain. The July 14 ceremony, which took place at the Teatro Martín i Soler in Valencia, included the inaugural graduation for students in the Master in Music Technology Innovation program, which focuses on new artistic directions in the innovation of music, technology, and the application of music in technology. Other graduates completed one of three programs: Contemporary Performance; Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games; and Global Entertainment and Music Business.

Read the feature story.

Commencement Exercises

See the Ceremony Flickr album

Commencement Concert

See the Concert Flickr album

Video Salute to the Class of 2014

Commencement 2013

Meet the first graduate class of Berklee College of Music. During this special year, 71 students from 27 different countries came with their special talents, backgrounds and different approaches to music to create the sound of the first master's programs offered at Berklee.

Read the feature story.

Commencement Exercises

See the Ceremony Flickr album

See the Concert Flickr album