Health and Wellness Protocols

For the fall semester, we have implemented robust safety protocols to effectively protect the safety of community members and keep our infection rate low. We are following a phased approach as we progress to being fully back on campus.

Phase 3: Health and Safety Protocols

Please note that this information is subject to change, and the community will be notified of any changes accordingly. We continue to develop our plans in partnership with Dr. Karen Thornton’s office, along with guidance from state and local authorities.

COVID-19 Testing Before the Fall 2021 Semester

Students, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, will be required to be tested for COVID-19 before they attend orientation or start the fall semester. Communications will be sent to the student's Berklee email specifying the times and location of COVID-19 testing. Students will not be able to send in proof of a negative test to attend orientation, but must be tested at Berklee NYC's partner clinic. Testing will be offered between August 30 and September 1.

Students will need proof of insurance and/or a government-issued ID or social security number when they arrive at the clinic to be tested. Please do not drop by campus until you’ve received your negative test results. More information will be coming soon.

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Policy

Berklee NYC will require all students enrolled this fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2021 semester. This section outlines the important safety protocols that our New York campus will have in place to protect our community.