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Overture is Peabody’s New Student Orientation program focused on facilitating a smooth and successful transition for all first-year undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students.

This program is uniquely designed to introduce our newest students and their families to meaningful resources and opportunities within the Peabody, Johns Hopkins, and Baltimore communities. Students should be prepared to attend mandatory educational sessions, complete placement testing, register for classes, and begin building personal and professional connections.

Orientation Objectives

Excellence: Develop a cohesive understanding of the university’s mission, values, and scholarship.

Interdisciplinary: Introduce university resources and services designed to support students in achieving excellence academically, personally, and professionally at Peabody and beyond.

Innovation: Define concrete and attainable goals to inspire students to become leaders within the conservatory as well as their local and global communities.

Community Connectivity: Build a network of faculty, staff, and peers to provide support and mentorship, while challenging students to grow academically, personally, and professionally.

Educational Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop a cohesive understanding of the university‚Äôs honor code, the conservatory‚Äôs academic expectations, and their degree requirements.
  • Students will be introduced to campus and university resources that emphasize their holistic development as they define attainable goals and strive to achieve excellence.
  • Students will begin to build a network of faculty, staff, advisors, and peers who challenge and mentor each student to grow academically and as leaders within their communities.
  • Students will understand the course registration process and successfully enroll in academic courses for the fall semester.

Online Orientation

Prior to arriving to campus, students are required to complete a series of assimilation steps and educational modules. The online orientation portal provides incoming students with detailed instructions and information to complete each requisite.

A comprehensive list of the next steps and online sessions will be available on June 15th and must be completed by July 31st. Please understand some assignments are due prior to July 31st and may require action to be taken by outside entities.

To access the online orientation portal, click here.

Family Orientation

Parents and guardians of first year, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in the family orientation program. This 2 day program introduces resources and ways to support your student throughout their time at Peabody.

Students should register their guests through the online orientation portal by July 31st.

To view the Family Orientation schedule, click here.


The 2018 Overture and Welcome Week schedules are currently being finalized. We invite incoming students to review the 2017 schedules as a sample for the 2018 schedule. Please note the 2018 schedule will be modified from the 2017 schedule.

2017 OVERTURE: Peabody’s New Student Orientation Program MASTER¬†SCHEDULE

2017 Welcome Week MASTER SCHEDULE

Attendance is required for all first year undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students. This includes current Peabody students who are enrolling in a new degree program.

Orientation Dates

Sunday, August 19th: Peabody’s orientation program begins for all first year (undergraduate and graduate) international students

Monday, August 20th: Peabody’s orientation program begins for all first year (undergraduate and graduate) students

Monday, August 20th & Tuesday, August 21st: Family Orientation for first year Peabody families

Saturday, August 25th: Office of International Services’ mandatory orientation for all first year (undergraduate and graduate) international students

Saturday, August 25th through Wednesday, August 29th: Orientation for double degree students enrolled in an additional degree at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering

Sunday, August 26th: Peabody’s orientation program concludes for all first year (undergraduate and graduate) students

This page will be updated periodically as orientation approaches. Please continue to check this site for more information!